1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Coupé Vignale

The new Series 201 platform was offered from the Alfa Romeo in either Sprint, Berlina or Spider configuration, but some chassis were sent to specialist design houses for distinct treatment. Most of these went to Viganle who produced a Coupé with a very open cockpit and slender posts.

Around 50 cars were built with Viganle coachwork and each was different in detail. One of the more decorated cars was AR102.02.0019 built for the Turin Motor Show. It used a two-tone paint scheme and had an accent dash running down the side of the body. This car is decribed as the prototype after which 50 other copies were manufactured.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atItaly
coachbuilderVignale
production47
engineInline-4
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
block materialCast Iron
valvetrainDOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedTwin Solex Carburetors
displacement1975 cc / 120.52 in³
bore84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke88 mm / 3.5 in
compression8.5:1
power85.8 kw / 115 bhp
specific output58.23 bhp per litre
bhp/weight97.46 bhp per tonne
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
curb weight1180 kg / 2600 lbs
wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in
length4496 mm / 177.0 in
width1650 mm / 65.0 in
height1320 mm / 52.0 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
top speed~176.99 kph / 110 mph