Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet Pininfarina Speziale – 1942

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet Pininfarina Speziale – 1942

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet Speziale – 1942

Marca : Alfa Romeo
Modello : 6C 2500
Versione : Sport
Anno : 1942
Telaio N. : 915169
Motore N. :
Esemplari prodotti : 779 (all bodies)
Carrozzeria : Pininfarina
Motore : 6 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 2.443 cc
Distribuzione : DOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 2 carb. Weber
Potenza : 95 CV a 4.600 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 155

Auction Results
2018 – Parigi – Artcurial – Unsold

Ordered new by a wealthy lady from Milan, Giuliana Tortolli-Cuccioli, this car was bodied by Pinin Farina in 1946, on the base of one of the 14 Alfa Romeo chassis delivered to the coachbuilder in 1942, of which just six survive today. The owner lent her new car to Pinin Farina for a series of exhibitions, starting with the Geneva Motor Show in September 1946. It was then displayed on the Esplanade de Montebenon, in Lausanne, at the start of October, after which it headed off towards Paris for the Motor Show. However, because of the political situation in 1946, in the aftermath of the war, Italian manufacturers were forbidden from taking part in the Paris Salon. To get round this problem, Pinin Farina and his son Sergio drove the Alfa Romeo and a Lancia Aprilla to the capital and, having carefully cleaned them, they parked both cars right outside the Grand Palais. This adventure caused much amusement amongst the press: “That old devil Farina has opened his own anti-Salon! ” Less than a week later, the Alfa Romeo was on show at the Concours d'Élégance in Turin where it won the ACI trophy for ” the most beautiful open-top car. ” The following year, it was awarded the Grand Prix d'Honneur at the 29th Concours d'Élégance in Monte Carlo. During these public appearances in 1946 and 1947, the cabriolet was the subject of numerous articles in the press. Pinin Farina then bought the car from Guiliana Tortolli and used it himself for about six months.

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