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 Post subject: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:55 pm 
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Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:16 pm 
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The red one is 412026.


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:18 pm 
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This is 412.016, first owner prince Bernhard of the Netherlands..


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:40 pm 
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marlondylan wrote:
This is 412.016, first owner prince Bernhard of the Netherlands..

Cool! I didn't know that! Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:27 am 
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Itg was left behind in 1940 (WWII), and found after the war with a cracked block due to frost damage. Piet Nortier cured the problem by filling the crack with liquid glass, and it was used for a while afterwards. The canadian badge was installed then in commemoration to the time spent by his wife and children in canada. THe prince picked up the car new in Milan and suffered a breakdown on the way to Paris. It took some time before Alfa were able to amend the engine damage caused no doubt by the Prince's reluctance to run in the car properly before going flat out. (He had the same problem with the Maybach Zeppelin given by Queen Wilhelmina) It is even suggested by people in the know that Alfa finally changed the car for a new one altogether. The car was disposed off in favour of the Bentley Mark VI and later the Ferrari's


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:36 pm 
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Re: 412.016, first owner prince Bernhard of the Netherlands..
Some pics made just before the war with Prince Bernhard and Princess Juliana in the passenger seat. Note: different numberplates.


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:51 pm 
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robgeelen wrote:
Note: different numberplates.

I'm sure you know 13 was preserved for Bernhard. He probably kept the license plate when sold the car. Of course, ordinary people could not drive with Royal plates.

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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:40 pm 
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Mr B. with the mayor of Amsterdam.


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:40 pm 
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another pictures


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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:43 pm 
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Which one is this?


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:48 pm 
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In awful grey


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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:54 pm 
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Two more to identify. Or, could they be tha same car?. Sorry I'm no expert on AR


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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:58 pm 
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AYMAMI wrote:
Two more to identify. Or, could they be tha same car?. Sorry I'm no expert on AR

There are some differences: chrome wire wheels and chrome trim on fenders.

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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:24 am 
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Michiel Mobiel wrote:
AYMAMI wrote:
Two more to identify. Or, could they be tha same car?. Sorry I'm no expert on AR

There are some differences: chrome wire wheels and chrome trim on fenders.

Yeah, but without knowing the history of the car, you know, sometimes restorations seems wild


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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
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AYMAMI wrote:
Which one is this?


This is 412.014.


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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
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AYMAMI wrote:
Two more to identify. Or, could they be tha same car?. Sorry I'm no expert on AR

The black car is 412.041 and blue one is 412.027.


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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:37 am 
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marlondylan wrote:
AYMAMI wrote:
Which one is this?


This is 412.014.

Thank you very much, so now in yellow.


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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
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marlondylan wrote:
AYMAMI wrote:
Two more to identify. Or, could they be tha same car?. Sorry I'm no expert on AR

The black car is 412.041 and blue one is 412.027.


Thank you and thank you :)


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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:35 pm 
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AYMAMI wrote:
marlondylan wrote:
AYMAMI wrote:
Which one is this?


This is 412.014.

Thank you very much, so now in yellow.


That is actually 412.019 before it's latest restoration. 412.014 would be John Mozart's car....

412.019 changed colours a lot, it was originally black/cream two tone when delivered to India, later it was painted all red in Australia. Sometime in the '80ies it got it's first major restauration and was painted ivory with red interior. When the current owner bought it, he had painted it all black first with cream interior (as seen on your pics...). Before Pebble Beach '05 it was re-sprayed again in it's supposed original colour scheme: black/cream two tone with blue leather. That's how it looks today.


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 Post subject: Re: Touring Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 SPYDER
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:25 pm 
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robgeelen wrote:
Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Corto Spyder Touring 1938


This is a lungo Spyder.

412.014, 016, 018 and 019 are short (corto) wheelbase Spyders. The rest are lungos. The Berlinettas were all build on long chassis.


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