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The name of the owner is probably Al Cortes (not Corts), a well known long-term Alfista in the LA region with 2600 experience (he restored the black 2600 SZ that was later shown at Pebble Beach by another owner who had made some refinements). I don't know if he's on AlfaBB.

I don't think this is a real Alfa, but a tribute car made from Alfa parts (including a modified 2600 engine) to look a bit like a 6C 3000.

For reference, here's what's listed on the SCM site:

"One jaw-dropping gawk is never enough with this car, so here's another view of the 1964 Alfa Romeo owned by Al Corts." alt="One jaw-dropping gawk is never enough with this car, so here's another view of the 1964 Alfa Romeo owned by Al Corts."


"Hood up, the engine in Al Corts' 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 shows off its three twin-chock Weber carburetors."
 

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Thanks Rudi. I suspected it was something like this-some very nice modifications there! The coolant manifold, the intake manifold, the valve cover and the header tank are all items that interest me-but the whole car looks like it is worth a thread on this forum!

ps The latest on my special is that it is getting a full aluminum body...:)

pps I scored a set of NOS Borgo pistons and liners on ebay during this past week for $600
 

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I scored a set of NOS Borgo pistons and liners on ebay during this past week for $600
I went and searched for it. Congrats, this may be the deal -- em, steal -- of the century!!!
 

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Al Cortes' 2600

That is the title of an engine bay shot taken at the Rodeo Drive Concours on the Sports Car Digest page-I don't know how to copy the photo to this site but it shows a very interesting looking Alfa 2600 engine. Is Al Cort a member of this forum? Does anybody know him and his car?


Rodeo Drive Concours d?Elegance 2011 - Report and Photo Gallery

Photo is on page 2
A name out of the past. AFAIK, he's not on the bb. He used to be active with AROC and made a beautiful stained glass Alfa Romeo lamp shade that he displayed at one of the conventions in the 80's.

The last time I saw Al was as he was driving by LA Children's Hospital on Wilshire? and I was pulling Lee in one of the hospital's little red wagons for a break from being hospitalized. I yelled "Hi" to him from the sidewalk and he recognized me and yelled "Hi" back.

You might post a query to the AROSC thread, someone that is more active in AROSC might know more about his whereabouts.
 

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See, even I got the name wrong in the post above (now corrected).
 

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Both of Al's cars were beautiful and true works of art. I saw his stunning 2600 Zagato in either CA or AZ at the AROC Convention.

He (or the factory) has the float chamber vents for the Weber's hooked up to the air intake. This requires that the metal pipes be open directly (perpendicular) to the flow of air, as Jay has shown us, rather than allowing the air flow across the opening of the tubes (parallel) which effects float chamber fuel levels.

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