One in five copies of the retro Alfa Romeo will be sold at auctionOctober 30, 2018
At the auction Retromobile expose the rarest 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
In February 2019, one out of five copies of the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta will be auctioned at the Retromobile classic car auction organized by Artcurial Motorcars. The car with the bodywork of the Italian studio Touring is estimated at 16-22 million euros.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, in fact, was a road version of a race car built on the chassis of the 8C 35 Grand Prix. The coupe was completed with a straight eight-cylinder engine of 2.9 liters. The unit, equipped with two drive superchargers Roots, gave out 218, and later 177 horsepower. The 8C 2900B was equipped with a fully independent suspension with springs and hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and rear axle with transverse springs at the rear. In 1938, the Alfa Corse factory team built four short base versions of the 8C 2900B to participate in the Mille Miglia race. Three cars with roadster-type bodies from the studio of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera were equipped with engines forced up to 228 hp. The fourth, prepared for the pilot, Clemente Biondetti, received a 3.0 I8 unit from the Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 Grand Prix, whose power was 300 horsepower. In 1938 Mille Miglia cars took the first two places.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta with chassis number “412024” was transferred to the first owner from Italy in 1939. A year later, the car was transported to England, where she changed three owners. The current car has stored the last 42 years.
Auction house Bonhams also plans to sell one of the unique Alfa Romeo. This is the unique prototype of the 155 GTA Stradale, the release of which the brand management planned to coincide with victories in the European body championships.