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1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS SWB

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Alfa Romeo 6C-2500SS

Matching Numbers, Short Wheel Base Super Sport by Pininfarina.
1949 Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS SWB Pininfarina Cabriolet
s/n 915797, Engine no. SS928109
Dark Blue with Red Leather Interior
Price: $325,000

A development of the prewar 6C 2300 and 2500, this 6C 2500 Super Sport is the ultimate variant of the old style elegant, glamorous, and luxurious Alfa Romeos that were developed under the guidance of Vittorio Jano and Wilfredo Ricart. The specification is accordingly modern, including dual overhead cam engine and independent suspension all round. Alfa Romeo ambitiously raced the 6C 2300 and 2500 following their introduction, amassing an impressive string of victories and podium finishes including 1-2 in the 1937 Mille Miglia, 1-2-3 in the 1937 6 hour Targa Abruzzo at Pescara backed up by another Pescara win in 1938. Successful races continued after the cessation of WWII hostilities, including an overall win in the 1950 Targa Florio.