Lot 93 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Sold for £10,125
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: YRD410C
Chassis No: AR*801478
Mot Expiry: Nov 2016
- One of only 2,069 made and very few survivors
- Wonderful known history from new
- In single family ownership for its first 23 years and chauffer driven
We are grateful to the vendor for supplying the following description: 'Total 2600 Berlina production amounted to just 2,069 cars each powered by 2584cc straight-six engine allied to a 5-speed column-change manual transmission. Manufactured in November 1965, this example was initially registered in Genova, Italy to a local shipping company. The first owner passed away in 1978 and his family sold the 2600 in 1988. It is believed the new custodian re-painted the car in its original graphite grey colour and in 1994 the 2600 Berlina was registered in Holland. The current owner purchased the car in 2010 and imported it into England. Regretting its sale in 2011, he re-purchased it in Italy in September 2014. Sadly storage is a problem again. The floor of this stately car is in superb condition and the body is generally sound. However, the bottoms of the doors and trunk lid edge are corroded, and the paint is old and cracked in a few places. The interior is very original and the fragile upholstery cloth has worn on the driver's seat. The car is fun to drive and performs well following recent £3,800 expenditure, including a new head gasket. It has a current MOT until November 2016'.
PLEASE NOTE: The clutch slave cylinder has developed a leak so the vehicle should not be driven from the auction.