Wednesday, November 13, 2013

1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 is Living Proof of Carmaker's Golden Age


Alfa Romeo has been trying to regain its status as a luxury sports car manufacturer in recent years, with models like the 8C Competizione/Spider and more recently, the 4C, both paying tribute to past models, in terms of naming and design.

Back in the golden days of Alfa Romeo, the carmaker also built a series of six-cylinder models called 6C, with various engines displacements and different bodywork types made by various coachbuilders.

A superb example is this 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring Berlinetta Coupe recently surfaced on eBay. The seller says the car still runs, although it has not been driven in 25 years and needs repairs.

As you can see from the pictures, this car must have made a powerful impression back in its day, thanks to its beautifully sculpted body crafted by Milan-based coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring.

The seller says the Superleggera bodywork is in a good and sound state, and so is the red paint, which was applied back in the 1980s. There are, however, some chips in the paint and a couple of dents on the top of the front right wing.

On the inside, the 6C 2500 features loose-fitted light brown/beige leather and still features the original headlining. The car has been part of a collection for nearly 25 years and was last driven in the late 1980s. Necessary repairs include the engine (which needs to be gone over mechanically) and the electric wiring, that needs replacing.

Bidding originally started at $70,000 (€52,415), with the car changing hands for $245,100 (€182,000).

By Dan Mihalascu


PHOTO GALLERY

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