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Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Pescara Berlinetta Speciale by Pinin Farina, #813812, 1937

  • A unique car designed with a passionate sense for Art Deco fashion, moulded with the aerodynamic principles of Paul Jaray, chassis #813812 was built by Pinin Farina for the 1937 Salone dell'Automobile in Milan.
  • Although not intended for racing, #813812 is after all an Alfa Romeo. And so, shortly after World War II ended the car competed in a small number of races, the most notable of which may have been the 1949 Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti.
  • In 1954, chassis #813812 was converted into a pickup truck. From that peculiar point in its history, the motor was replaced by a slightly less-aged single-carburetor 6C 2500 unit, and the entire kit was converted to run on methane gas.
  • In 1992 the car was rediscovered and recognized as the 1937 Milan show car, however, restoration did not commence until ten years later. The present motor is correct, though not original. Much of the aerodynamic tail coachwork needed fabrication, as well as the ash frame underneath. However, the front half of the coachwork had been kept with the car, and the skirted rear fender sections were actually still being used in the car's pickup configuration.
  • The 6C 2300B platform is itself a well conceived example of modern automotive engineering. With the 'B' designation, Alfa Romeo updated the car's box-section chassis with fully independent front and rear suspension—the front user double wishbones with coil springs over hydraulic shocks, while the rear used a swing axle setup.

 

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017