Alfa Romeo Benito Mussolini will be restored to its original stateFebruary 20, 2020
The Italian dictator owned the roadster 6C 1750 Super Sport
The English workshop Thornley Kelham will restore a unique roadster Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport, formerly owned by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. It was possible to confirm the authenticity of the car after studying archival photographs and video materials on which Mussolini was captured while driving a car, including during a rally from Rome to Ostia.
The Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Roadster with chassis number 6C0312898 was delivered to the first owner on January 13, 1930. It was Benito Mussolini. At that time, the model was quite successful in racing, and therefore was especially popular with wealthy buyers. In the 1929 Mille Miglia rally, out of 10 cars that started, eight made it to the finish line. Of these, seven finished the race in the top ten.
Alpha produced the 6C 1750 SS in the form of a chassis, to which the client could order any body. For example, for the Mussolini machine it was made by the studio Stabilimenti Farina, founded in 1919 by the older brother of Batista “Pinin” Farina Giovanni.
Thornley Kelham specialists found the logo of the company on one of the photos of the roadster, because now Alpha has a modified body in the style of racing cars with a minimum of original parts.
The new owner of the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS wanted to return the roadster to its original state and bring it to the standards of show cars for elegance contests. Workshop Thornley Kelham will almost completely restore the body, as well as work on the technical stuffing.
Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS was equipped with a 1.8 in-line six in atmospheric and compressor versions, as well as a four-stage “mechanics”. The engine with a drive supercharger produced 85 forces and 172 Nm of torque, accelerating the rear-wheel drive roadster to a maximum of 153 kilometers per hour.
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