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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Speedster by Eagle Coachworks, #2311237, Unrestored, 1934

  • Chassis #2311237 began life with a Castagna body of drophead coupe configuration—roughly what we would call a convertible today. The body would have appeared quite docile compared to the Castagna spyder in our pictorial, which is an aberration of Castagna coachwork, and much closer to the Figoni Cabriolet. In any case, as soon as the car was spotted by its first owner sitting in a Bentley dealer, one Englishman of the name Roy Gibson, a sportier configuration was commissioned. Eagle Coachworks of London built the replacement aluminum body you see here.
  • Mr. Gibson raced the car until World War II, and it has not been restored at any point in its life, remaining almost entirely original since the day it received its English coachwork.

 

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017