Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo

Established 1910: Milan, Italy

Alfa Romeo are largely responsible for the sports car as we know it. By developing small-capacity, high-performance road and race cars in the classic era, Alfa Romeo drafted the blueprint for volume sports car production. Many were powered by twin-cam, supercharged motors designed by Vittorio Jano, a Hungarian immigrant whose work would later define racing programs at Lancia and Ferrari. Of further note, Enzo Ferrari himself emerged from Alfa Romeo, quickly becoming Italy's top name in motorsport.

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Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spyder by Zagato, #8513045, 1930

An early supercharged spyder with lightweight Zagato coachwork—the perfect formula for small capacity sports racing.

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Aug 23, 2017

Portrait

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spyder by Zagato, #10814368, 1931

In many ways, the 6C Alfa is the archetype of the modern sports car. Small, light weight, and long legged, the 6C Alfa was prime motive transport for both the gentleman racer and well shod tourister.

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Aug 23, 2017

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Mille Miglia Spyder by Zagato, #2111015, 1931

A rare Zagato Spyder among many Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 cars prepared for the 1932 Mille Miglia, the remainder having been clothed mostly by Touring.

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Aug 23, 2017

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Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Gran Sport Testa Fissa by Zagato, #10814406, 1933

Following the RL, the 1500 began Alfa Romeo's illustrious line of sports racings cars named for their capacity. This is the very last 1500, and noteworthy on top of that.

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Aug 23, 2017

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Mille Miglia Spyder by Castagna, #2211072, Unrestored, 1933

Quickly identifiable as an 8C 2300, this unique Castagna roadster features period modifications that made it a true vintage hot rod.

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Aug 23, 2017

Perspective

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza by Zagato, #2211112, 1933

The quitessential pre-War racing car—last of the great bi-posto racers, and one of the most successful.

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Aug 19, 2017

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

This lungo chassis began life on the tame side with a Castagna body of drophead coupe configuration, but was altered to speedster configuration upon its first purchase from a London Bentley dealer.

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Aug 23, 2017

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

A striking work of Art Deco design, Pinin Farina made a beautifully streamlined berlinetta of this rare 6C Pescara.

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Aug 23, 2017

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Mille Miglia Spyder, #412015, 1937

One of three built—a Paris show car and Mille Miglia winner—the light, powerful 2900A.

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Aug 19, 2017

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Alfa Romeo 6C Monoposto by Conrado Volpi, 1938

Conrado Volpi built a number of specials in Argentina for, among what must have been many drivers, the great Juan Manuel Fangio.

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Aug 19, 2017

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Corto Touring Spyder, #412018, Unrestored, 1938

By far the most original of the 8C 2900B short chassis spyders, we met this example at the 2013 Elegance at Hershey.  

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Aug 19, 2017

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Touring Spyder, #412027, 1938

A straight competition version of Alfa's greatest sports car presented with accurate illustrations.

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Oct 20, 2017