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I have found one of the three 6c2500 Competizione coupes, but the car is owned by one person, and the proper motor is owned by another person. The car currently has a "regular" 6c2500 motor in it. These cars raced in the Mille Miglia, and one took 3rd in both 1949 and 1950. The car will be worth at least 2 million dollars when the motor and car are re-united!
 

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Well, an 8c2900 would be worth...

at least 4 million, and a 158 or other 1920s-1950s Grand Prix Alfa would be worth maybe as much as 10 million!!
 

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You can find photos

if you go to the google search engine and type in Alfa 2900 (for example)

There were only 41 8c2900s made of both 8c2900A and 8c2900B types. 3 of these cars were "converted" into Tipo 412 sportscars by removing the 2900cc supercharged motor and installing a 4.5 liter V-12 motor from the 12c37 Grand Prix car. One of the 3 cars, with a new body made in the 1950s is in the Schlumpf Museum (French National Motor Museum) in Mulhouse, France. The other 2 cars have disappeared, although I know where one of the motors from it now is.

One of the cars was reportedly exported to Argentina or Spain in the 1960s. The last date when the car was known to still be in Italy was 1958. If anyone finds it I know someone that will pay 1 million dollars for it AS IS!!

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37 8c2900

Didn't Christies auction a road going bodied, Mille Miglia 8c 2900 for something like 3.2 million five years age? Only a very wealthy alfa guy could pay that kind of money.
 

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Imagine how many Hyundai's one could buy with that kind of money! And how many more the Dr. could purchase with his discount.

Now if only the Dr. could share that discount with the AlfaBB members. I might be in the market for another new car in the near future. I heard some where that those Elantra's are pretty nice. Seriously, I could see adding an Elantra to my collection, along with my '67 GTV and 2002 Accord SE.
 

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Speaking of classic Alfas.....the Today Show closed their Thursday show to the sound of an Alfa supercharged engine being fired up. They were doing a segment on an upcoming auction that day at Christie's. They had a Frank Sinatra owned Lamborghini, a classic fuel injected Corvette, a one off prototype, and others. The 1933 Alfa Romeo Tipo 6C-1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spyder closed the segment. Christie's rep jumped in and fired her right up. The Alfa also fired up their auction bringing $436,500 on Thursday afternoon.

Here is the link with picture gallery:


Christie's auction -- Alfa

John M
 

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The car wasn't a 2900...

It was a road going 8c35 GP car with fenders and lights added, as was raced in the 1936 Mille Miglia. I believe it was Tom Hollfelder who bought the car for something like 3 million dallars. An 8c2900 would be worth more, and a Tipo 412 even more!

As to buying a Hyundai, the Elantra GT (the GT pacakge with leather, the stiffer suspension, and disc rears instead of drums, as are on the other Elantras) windows for $14,800. There is a $1,500 factory rebate. Tax and license is about 10%. A moonroof is about $600 (if you want it) and automatic is about $800 (if you want it). Everything else is pretty much standard with the GT package. The 4 door and 5 door are the same price. I can get a good discount for anyone here on a Hyundai, if you are interested, but not as much as I personally can get.

There is not as much markup in Hyundai as some other brands, partially due their marketing strategy of low window pricing. The Elantra, for example, is comparable to a Toyota Corolla, but the window sticker is about $2000-$2500 LESS, equipment for equipment.
 

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More information on the Tipo 412

More information on 412s:

In the 1940 Mille Miglia, Alfa orginally planned to run at team of three 8c2900Bs spiders (as ran in the 1938 race), and a single 412 with the original Touring body (which looks similar). This was the 3rd Tipo 412 (S/N??....and there may have been a 4th car). Alfa decided to run the current production models (6c2500 spiders and a coupe) instead.

At Oporto Portugal in 1950 Bonetto won in a 412, still with the Touring body 412037/412151 agaist cars a lot more modern, including Ferrari 166s and Maseratis.

The 412 (412037/414151) was offered to Henry Wessells on 12/14/1954 in a letter from Cortese for 20 million lire (about $3300 at that time)

Another letter from Cortese to Henry on 1/12/55 says the car was sold to Spain...obviously NOT true as Mark Wallach saw the car at Nardi in 1958 with the motor removed.

412038/412152, the Daetweiler car, won the Montecenisio Hillclimb in 1951 and Stuck was 2nd in an AFM GP car. He also won the Bremgarten GP in this car in 1949, 50, 51, 53 and 54! The car was rebodied in 1952 to a design by Michelotti, but the body was actually built in Berne. The car is the 412 now in "Schlumpf" with the 158 style grille and "clamshell" style fenders.
 

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No that isn't the car...

It is another Alfa sold by Christies. This one is one of the 41 8c2900s built (this one is an 8c2900B; there were 41 8c2900s in total including the 8c2900As). This car also went for over 3 million. It had been rebodied a few times, but had a Farina body on it when it sold (the grey car)...
 

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Yes, the farina grey car is the one I am thinking of. The car in the Black and white photo is said to be the same car, as first sold before being rebodied sometime before the war. I saw this car once it is one of the most stunning car I've seen.
 

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The b/w photo and the grey Farina

8c2900 are on and the same car. The 1938 Mille Miglia cars are a differnt body style (by Touring), and tehre was alos a one-off LeMans coupe. Those cars are worth 5 million (or more) each! My uncle, Johnny Lurani actually owned the Le Mans coupe up to the early 1970s, and sold it for under $10,000!!
The highest price paid for any car in before 1972 was about $40,000. A Bugatti Altlantic sold for $70,000 that year. When the Schlumpf's bought the Shakespere collection of Bugattis in 1964, they paid under $20,000 for around 15 cars!! How things have changed!!!...
 

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You are talking about 3 cars of 12c37 and that you know, where one of the motors is. Do you mean the engine or the whole car? Where are the cars themselves? I read, that one of them is in Austria? I'm very interested in pre-war race cars, but just don't know, where I can get informations from.
 
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