Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Belgium> near Antwerp
Thanks all for the responses, thoughts and the pictures.
First of all, the counters are in the Italian language, that brings me to km and not to miles.
By the way, have there been counters in miles for these early Alfa’s destinated for the US market?
Hi iicarJohn, I think you’re totally correct that a maximum speed indication of 160 km/h would be definitally to low for the Alfa’s and I must admit that all the arguments you gave seems to be so logical and right but what do I do with the resemblance between the counters in the second picture coming from Pete (PSk) about the Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pininfarina Cabriolet 1937 and the one’s I have.
Even better , from what I can see, every detail of the front of the counters, including the colour, seems to be the same except for the larger chrome bezel on the counters I have.
The car of that picture would have been a one-off made by Pininfarina if the accompaning text of the sale is correct .
Maybe the coachbuilder, in this case Pininfarina, choose those counters especially for this car instead of using the ones delivered normally for the 2300B by Alfa. But why choosing a counter with a lower maximum speed indication when the car would have 110 cv what was even more than the two carbs powered 2300 B Pescara?
Every time I see pictures of counters in an Alfa of that period I look for the highest speed indiction but I never found a maximum indication less than 180km/h. This picture , totally new for me, changes the matter a bit.
Keeping in mind that ‘one swallow doesn’t make a summer’ .
So it would be great if other pictures of counters of this type with a max of 160 km would show up and could be related to or Alfa or other Italian cars.
Anyway I thank you all again for your replies.
Rgds from Belgium,