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6C 3000 CM Superflow IV

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In few days, the 6C 3000 CM Superflow in the IV's configuration will be sell at Pebble Beach 2019.

https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/19...-superflow-iv/

Possessor during many years of a "Duetto", I love the design of this prototype.
I also find the mechanics incredibly sophisticated.
I can not resist to the pleasure of sharing with you this little video:


Looking carefully at the photos I came across this detail :

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I find this way of balancing the wheels at the same time ugly and also irresistibly weird.

Do you know what is the diameter of the plumb wire?
What is the material that covers it?
When this practice stopped ?
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It's a stunner for sure....love that there is footage of it being driven and the detail of the rear suspension is very interesting.

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Sigh...... Clearly the grandfather of the 102-2 litre. The engine is very familiar in its look and sound. The brakes.

This may have been a sort of transition from the 6C2500 to the all-aluminum era, and I can't blame them for making that change, but this was some sweet stuff.

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61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

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1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

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Newest in the fleet
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What a fantastic looking car. That roof is a killer design concept.......and then that pure racing bred drive-train, from engine (wow!!) to the rear drumbrakes inboard. Here is a little background on the car

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/0...-superflow-iv/

Gr., Pieter
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See: https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/19...-superflow-iv/

Estimated selling range is $6 to 8 million.

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A previous post on this car: https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/#/topics/240138

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Ps70: Re: Balancing wheels. It is not wire, but strips of lead. I do not know what they applied over the lead (looks like electrical tape). This was the common Italian method of balancing wire wheels through the 1950s. We still use this method on the older cars, works well and does not damage the aluminum rim.
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I got an email earlier today asking for offers on the 3000, as it apparently didn’t make its reserve at the auction.

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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


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Not sold at auction. Bids stop at 4.3 M$ if my memory is good. Saw "online" and it was late in France.

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Not sold at auction. Bids stop at 4.3 M$ if my memory is good. Saw "online" and it was late in France.
That's serious money. I think they should have taken that myself.

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I saw the car a restoration shop and spoke with the people who restored the car. I am not surprised that the car did not meet the reserve.
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Agree with you Pete.

Today the most beautiful restoration do not exceed a few hundred thousand of $. Even if you have to rebuilt some parts, like the plexi top.
But we don't kow how much the owner paid for the car itself.

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Ps70: Re: Balancing wheels. It is not wire, but strips of lead. I do not know what they applied over the lead (looks like electrical tape). .
I've seen wire wheels weighted this way before but I've never seen the black electrical tape used to cover the weight. I think you can use lead solder for this job too. When I had my Borrani's balanced, the shop used lead 'tape on weights' behind the spokes, where they were not very noticeable. I suspect the lead tends to oxidize and the owner just couldn't have that on their show car; it does look beautiful though.

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