Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Speciale Touring Coupè, 1938

 46,704 Inclusive of Tax

The vehicle mentioned here is a one-off production and it is the pride of the Alfa Romeo Museum “Storico” in Arese / Italy. Not only because the vehicle has an interesting history,
but because the appearance is also spectacular and unique. The 8C 2900B was originally prepared for the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1938. For this purpose, the vehicle was given a closed body (Berlinetta) designed by the bodywork specialist Touring, which according to aerodynamic knowledge was manufactured in a lightweight design based on the Superleggera principle (aluminum body) patented by Touring. A performance-enhanced 8-cylinder in-line engine with 220 hp and other Le Mans-specific equipment completed the racing equipment for Le Mans. Despite superior leadership in the 24 hour race, the vehicle was not a success. A blowout or subsequent valve break put an end to the believed victory.

After the race, the vehicle was completely repaired and sold in private hands. At that time it changed hands several times. The vehicle finally landed in England, where it was brought back to Italy in the 1980s by the Alfa Romeo Museum “Storico” in exchange for a 158 Alfetta Grand Prix racing car. Storico had the vehicle restored as a street version and ordered it to have a dark red paint finish that was closer to the original condition. Since then, the vehicle has been captivating museum visitors as a solitaire with the status of absolute rarity.

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