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

type Series Production Car
built at Italy
coachbuilder Vignale
production 47
engine Inline-4
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Twin Solex Carburetors
displacement 1975 cc / 120.52 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.5 in
compression 8.5:1
power 85.8 kw / 115 bhp
specific output 58.23 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 97.46 bhp per tonne
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
curb weight 1180 kg / 2600 lbs
wheelbase 2500 mm / 98.4 in
length 4496 mm / 177.0 in
width 1650 mm / 65.0 in
height 1320 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
top speed ~176.99 kph / 110 mph