Classic Cars' Museum: Class E-1 Alfa Remeo Centennial



Concours d'Elegance 2010: Class E-1 Alfa Remeo Centennial





1956 Alfa Remeo 1900 Zagato Coupe

1956 Alfa Remeo 1900 Zagato Coupe
This Alfa Remeo 1900 Zagato Coupe is one of the two "Double Bubble" low nose cars built at the end of the 1956 production year. The car is powered by a 1975 cc, twin-overheaded-cam, 4-culinder engine producing 115 horsepower and is capable of around 120 mph. First shown at the 1956 Geneva Auto Show, the car was sold straight off the stand to a Swiss owner. The world-renowned collector of all things Zagato, David Sydorick, purchased the car in 1995 and had it fully restored. The Sydoricks have driven the car in the California Mille twice and also in the grueling Italian Mille Miglia. The car has recently returned for mEurope having been featured i nthe Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe. It has been the recipient of numerous awards and hass appeared in many magazine articles.
Source: classiccarslog.com





1949 Alfa Remeo 6C 2500 SS Pinin Farina Berlinetta

1949 Alfa Remeo 6C 2500 SS Pinin Farina Berlinetta
This unique Pinin Farina-bodies Berlinetta was built at the height of Italy's dominance of car design. The 6C 2500 Super Sprot model has a short SS chassis and a three-carburetor 110 bhp engine, giving a top speed of over 100 mph. This is the first car to feature twin mounted double headlights. It has a style and design similar to the Alfa Remeo cabriolet built by Pinin Farina for Prince Ali Khan, an enthusiastic customer of Alfa Remeo. This Alfa's first owner was a Sicilian aristocrat who owned the car until 1961 when it was sold to an English collector who in turn sold it to an American enthusiast in 1975. After spending time in the USA it turned to Italy in 2000 and is now in the care of a marque expert. Since its recent restoration it has collected a number of concours best of show and class awards throughout Europe.
Source: classiccarslog.com





1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Competizione Berlinetta

1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Competizione Berlinetta
This Unique 6C 2500 SS is the second of three race cars designed and built by the Alfa Romeo racing department in 1948 and is the only surviving example. It run in four consecutive Mille Miglia from 1948 to 1951 and in a total of seventeen races throughout its career, winning three, coming in second five times and third seven times. it was also successful in the Targa Florio, coming in seconf overall in 1949. Owned by several European collectors, it went unseen for a long period until it ran again in the Mille Miglia retrospective in 1984. Produced from 1939 until 1951, the 6C 2500 was the last of Alfa's famous six cylinder cars. For this reason, the later 6C 2500s, especially the elegant Villa d'Este model, were considered the end of an era for Alfa. Some call them the last of the great Alfas.
Source: classiccarslog.com





1952 Alfa Remeo C52

1952 Alfa Remeo C52 "Disco Volante" Touring Spider
This Disco Volante Spider prototype has mechanicals derived from the first Alfa Remeo sport sedan of the post war period and was the first Alfa Remeo to be built with a monocoque chassis. Ths Disco Volante, or flying saucer, is equipped with a wonderful 2-litter twin-cam engine with an all akkoy-block, giving it a top speed of over 140 mph. It was designed and built by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan with "Superleggera" bodywork using a lattice of small diameter steel tubes with aluminum riveted panels. Three different body styles were made: this open two seater and two different coupe styles. None of these cars ever reached the status of truly successfull racing cars although they were tried a few times and scored one victory at the Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore.
Source: classiccarslog.com





1942 Alfa Remeo 6C 2500 SS Bertone Coupe

1942 Alfa Remeo 6C 2500 SS Bertone Coupe
This is one of only 40 Alfa Remeo built on the Super Sports chassis during the war years. Mario Revelli di Beaumont designed this unique coupe style and the body was built by Bertone for Alfa Remeo in 1942 on the older 1939 chassis. It combines many features from the racing chassis, like a larger fuel tank and a lower bulkhead to allow for this streamlined body. Rebodying older chassis was quite sommon during this time of shortage. Mario Revelli was one of the more innovative designers in Italy during the 1930s and '40s. In addtion to Bertone, he worked with Farina, Ghia and Pinin Farina as well as major manufacturers like Fiat during his long career. This car has just completed a major restoration in Italy and this is its debut on the Concours scene.
Source: classiccarslog.com





1923 Alfa Remeo RL Targa Florio

1923 Alfa Remeo RL Targa Florio
The Alfa Remeo RL was produced between 1922 and 1927. It was Alfa's first sports model after World War I. The car was designed in 1921 by Giuseppe Merosi and had a straight 6 engine with overhead valves. Three different versions were made: Normale, Turismo and Sport. The RL Targa Florio was the race version and was half the weight of the other models. In 1923 Alfa's racing team had drivers like Ugo Sivocci, Antonio Ascari, Giulio Masetti and Enzo Ferrari, who would later become the Alfa Romeo team manager before starting his own sportis car company. Famously supertitious, Sivocci painted a green cloverleaf symbol on a white background on the bonnet of his RL, and after he won the Targa Florio in 1923 that symbol was adopted by the Alfa Remeo team and is used to this day as a good luck token on all its race team cars.
Source: classiccarslog.com





1938 Alfa Remeo Tipo 158

1938 Alfa Remeo Tipo 158 "Alfetta"
The Alfa Remeo Tipo 158, known as the Alfetta or Little Alfa in Italian, is one of the most successful Grand Prix racing cars ever produced. The Alfa Remeo 158 and its lightly modified relation the Tipo 159 took 47 wins from 54 Grand Prix. Originally developed for the pre-World War II Voiturette formula in 1937, it has a 1.5-litter straight-8 supercharged engine. Designed and engineered by Gioacchino Colombo, the 158 first appeared in the Coppa Ciano race in 1938 and came in first, second and third. Following World War II, the car was remained eligible under the new Formula One regulations that were introduced in 1947. In the hands of drivers such as Nino Farina, Juan Manuel Fangio and Luigi Fagioli, the car dominated the first two seasons of the new Formula One World Championship. The Alfetta's swan song and Alfa Romeo's last F1 season was in 1951 when Fangio won the World Drivers Championship with a Tipo 159.
Source: classiccarslog.com





1934 Alfa Remeo Tipo B P3 Aerodinamica

1934 Alfa Remeo Tipo B P3 Aerodinamica
Alfa Remeo built the Tipo B or P3 race cars for the 1932 to 1935 racing seasons. The original engine was based on the 8C 2300 but was enlarged to 2.6 liters. In 1934 it was further enlarged to 2.9 and in 1935 to 3.1 liters. With this increased power, the P3s were very successful in 1934 and 1935, scoring a 1-2-3-4 in the Grand Prix de l'A.C.F. at Montlhery. But the company wanted to build an even faster car. This sleek aerodynamic body was designed by Ing. Pallavicino, the aeronautical designer from Breda responsible for many aircraft designs of the period. With it, French driver Guy Moll won the Internatioanl race on the fast Avus circuit in Berlin at an average speed of 129 mph and Achille Varai placed second, 1 /2 miuntes behind but well ahead of arch rivals Auto Union.
Source: classiccarslog.com




Press any key for more pictures.