Alfa Romeo 6C 1900 Gran Turismo – 1933

Alfa Romeo 6C 1900 Gran Turismo – 1933


Alfa Romeo 6C 1900 Gran Turismo – 1933


Marca : Alfa Romeo
Modello : 6C 1900
Versione : Gran Turismo
Anno : 1933
Telaio N. : 121315124
Motore N. : 121315124
Esemplari prodotti : 197 in tutte le versioni
Carrozzeria : 
Progettista : 
Motore : 6 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 1.917 cc
Distribuzione : DOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 1 carb. supercharged
Potenza : 68 hp at 4.500 rpm
Top speed Km/h : 130


Auction results
2018 – Monaco – RM Sotheby’s – € 522.500


 


The 23rd of the 197 Gran Turismo chassis produced in 1933, the example offered here was first registered in Milan on 13 July 1933. It is believed to have left Italy early in its life and is later known to have been acquired in Belgium in 1962 by noted dealer Bart Loyens, then to have moved to the U.S., where it was one of three Alfa Romeos owned by Joseph Neumeier, an enthusiast in Illinois. Eventually it returned to Belgium and was acquired by collector Pat Heron in the late 1980s.
Mr Heron set about restoring the well-preserved car, replacing its somewhat formal original Touring saloon body. He passed away with the project incomplete, and the car was acquired by a longtime friend, who completed the work to a superb standard at the shop of Paul Jaye. This work included acquiring a beautiful Le Mans-style spider body, built by Neil Twyman to an original period design, while retaining the original bonnet and radiator cowling. Well-known Alfa Romeo expert Paul Grist was responsible for rebuilding the engine, and a supercharger was sourced, rebuilt by Derek Chinn and installed; a new radiator was also fitted, and the springs and shock absorbers completely rebuilt. More recently the gearbox was rebuilt by Setford & Company, with new rings, bearings and bushings, and after testing they described the car as an excellent running and driving example.


 

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