Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Touring ‘Flying Star’ Spider – 1931

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Touring 'Flying Star' Spider - 1931


Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS ‘Flying Star’ Spider – 1931


Marca Alfa Romeo
Modello 6C 1750
Versione Gran Sport
Anno 1931
Telaio n. : 10814341

Esemplari prodotti 
Carrozzeria Touring
Progettista :
Motore 6 Cilindri in linea
Distribuzione DOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Aspirazione : Compressore
Cilindrata 1.752 cc
Potenza 85 CV a 4.500 giri/min
Top speed Km/h 170


Images courtesy of Ultimatecarpage.com


The 6C 1750 Gran Sport ‘Flying Star’ was specifically created by Touring of Milan for the 1931 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Also fitted to a Fiat and Isotta Fraschini chassis, the ‘Flying Star’ design featured beautiful flowing lines, highlighted by the split running boards. Unique to the Alfa Romeo was the competition inspired, one-piece windshield that resembled the two small windscreens used by the competition 6C 1750s.

Finished in a spectacular off-white throughout, the Alfa Romeo ‘Flying Star’ was entered in the Concorso d’Eleganza by model and loyal Touring customer Josette Pozzo. No judge could resist their combined beauty and the striking 6C 1750 was named best of show and received the coveted ‘Coppa d’Oro’. What happened to the car next we do not know but it eventually resurfaced in the United States around the turn of the century.

The unique 6C 1750 Gran Sport is now owned by a prominent North American collector and has since been shown at various events including the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where Alfa Romeo was the featured marque and the 2007 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Although it could not repeat its outright victory from 76 years earlier, the ‘Flying Star’ did win its class and the ‘Trofeo BMW Italia’ for best of show by public referendum at Villa Erba.

Fonte: ultimatecarpage.com



 

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