Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Pinin Farina 8C 2900B?
I was wondering if anybody knows more about this Pinin Farina bodied Alfa?
According to "Le Alfa Romeo di Pininfarina" by Anselmi, this would be an 1938 8C 2900B, but looking at the driver's position I can hardly imagine this being true. Without some major adaptions his feet would be right there in the engine compartment, when you take the 8C 2900 dimensions in mind. In other words, this would be the only 8C 2900 I have ever seen where the driver's seat isn't way back there close to the rear axle.
Or could the perspective of the photo be playing tricks on me?
If it will help: according to the capture of the photo in Anselmi's booklet (which is another photo than the attached one, but obviously representing the same event), the people on board are king Vittorio Emanuele and marshal Balbo.