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Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet 1947

Description

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet 1947

Chassis no. 915335

Engine no. 926.116

•Delivered new in Italy

•Matching engine

•Present ownership in Italy since 2007

•Engine rebuilt circa 2,000 kilometres ago

Footnotes

According the seminal book on the model – 'Alfa Romeo 6C 2500' by Angelo Tito Anselmi - chassis number '915335' left the factory on 18th April 1947 and was then consigned to its first owner on 10th June 1947. The engine number recorded therein is '926.116', the same as that of the engine installed in the car today. The first owner is recorded as Società Italiana Spiriti in Rome, a former Italian spirit distillery (their former distillery building in Milan now houses the Fondazione Prada). 

This stunning car then spent some time in the USA, as evidenced by a window sticker from Chicago dating from the 1950s. In 2007 the Alfa returned to its native Italy (via Germany), joining the current owner's private collection. An older restoration that still presents very well, this 'Extralusso' 6C 2500 was designed by Giovanni Michelotti for Stabilimenti Farina, while the breathtaking interior is the work of none other than Mario Revelli di Beaumont. 

This sublime Alfa Romeo is equipped with numerous charming and very rare features, among them the Perspex bonnet release, special steering wheel, and what must be one of the earliest onboard 'computers', informing the driver in four languages about the lights, indicators, handbrake, parking light, and the hydraulic brakes. It is believed that only a few similar designs were built by Stabilimenti Farina (all of which had subtle differences), and it is believed that this is one of only two remaining with this body style (the other belonging to the world-famous collection of Corrado Lopresto).

Some 10 years ago the engine was rebuilt, as detailed in related invoices on file totalling some €19,000. According to the vendor, the car has covered only some 2,000 kilometres since this major overhaul. Finished in grey metallic with dark red leather interior, this stunning, unusual, and rare variant of the legendary Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 is ready to be enjoyed on tours and at shows the world over. The car is offered with Italian registration documents and the aforementioned documentation.

SELLER

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet 1947

PRICE

Est. € 250,000 - 300,000

Specifications

  • Model: Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet
  • Year: 1947
  • Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
  • Designer: Giovanni Michelotti
  • Seller: Bonhams
  • Country: France
  • Contact: www.bonhams.com
  • Auction: Bonhams The Chantilly Sale 2019
  • Auction date: 30 June 2019
  • Tags: 1947, 6C, Alfa Romeo, Bonhams, cabriolet, Michelotti, Stabilimenti Farina

Ad creation date

02.04.19

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