The Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 was one of the first postwar models produced by this Italian manufacturer during the years 1947 to 1952. By 1947, Alfa Romeo had dug out from the rubble left by the Allied bombing of its factory in Milan and resumed civilian car production with the Tipo 6C 2500. This dohc six-cylinder design was essentially an evolution of the prewar 6C 2300 and 2500. The 6C 2500 Super Sport is the ultimate variant of the old style elegant, glamorous, and luxurious Alfa Romeos that were developed under the guidance of Vittorio Jano and Wifredo Ricart. The Super Sport chassis was 2.7 meters long, 0.3 meters shorter than the Sport chassis. The engines of the SS was similar to the Sport version, but the compression of the six cylinder engine was increased.
The 6C 2500 was the last Alfa Romeo built with separate frame and body and the marque's last coachbuilt car. While Alfa Romeo manufactured their own sedan bodies for the lower-end versions, for the Super Sports cars they supplied the engine, drive-train and chassis to a "carrozzeria". The finest coachbuilders in Italy built bodies for the 6C 2500 models, including Pinin Farina, Stabilimenti Farina, Touring, Ghia, Bertone, Michelotti, Boneschi and others. Assembled by hand, the Pinin Farina bodied cabriolet with its two-part windscreen fulfilled the customer's desires, but cost a veritable fortune.
Sedate rather than sporting, the 6C 2500 SS is the last remnant of the era of the great Alfa Romeos. The International Register of the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 indicates that only 63 6C 2500 SS 2-seat, short wheelbase cabriolets made during the postwar period.
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