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FI25681=2311214. No date given, but since it's a late chassis number, it should be 1933.

Castagna body. When the book was written, the car was still with the same US owner since 1942, but 214 had its engine removed to fit it into 2211052.
Engines have been reunited with the right chassis', and the other 8c sold. The same US owner owned both 2211052 and 2311214. Now both are correct but only 2211052 restored.

The current owner of 2311214 (name escapes me, but well known classic car collector, finder) has left his car unrestored and unrunning. Both cars were well known about, just US owner needed the right time, situation to part with both cars.

Personally 2311214 needs to be restored and DRIVEN.
Pete
ps: This car is discussed in a book called the 'The Cobra in the barn find', or something like that.
 

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Engines have been reunited with the right chassis', and the other 8c sold. The same US owner owned both 2211052 and 2311214. Now both are correct but only 2211052 restored.

The current owner of 2311214 (name escapes me, but well known classic car collector, finder) has left his car unrestored and unrunning. Both cars were well known about, just US owner needed the right time, situation to part with both cars.

Personally 2311214 needs to be restored and DRIVEN.
Pete
ps: This car is discussed in a book called the 'The Cobra in the barn find', or something like that.
I agree, although finding an real 8C motor won't be easy. Enough information exists, however, to make a new motor from blueprints. With a the 6c2300 lungo with a shortened chassis and a new body, plus a 6c2300 MM 2-carb manifold added from the Ponder Collection selling for almost a million dollars, certainly it would be worth the cost to restore this 8C.
 

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I agree, although finding an real 8C motor won't be easy. Enough information exists, however, to make a new motor from blueprints. With a the 6c2300 lungo with a shortened chassis and a new body, plus a 6c2300 MM 2-carb manifold added from the Ponder Collection selling for almost a million dollars, certainly it would be worth the cost to restore this 8C.
No need to find another motor, the original motors were simply in the wrong chassis' or out of the car ... thus they swapped them back correct.

Thus 2211052 had 2311214's engine and 2311214 had no engine BUT 2211052 engine was sitting in the garage. Thus they removed 2311214's engine from 2211052 and put it back in 2311214 AND rebuilt 2211052's engine and put it back in 2211052.

Both Alfa Romeos are 100% complete! ... isn't that awesome :).
Pete
 

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No need to find another motor, the original motors were simply in the wrong chassis' or out of the car ... thus they swapped them back correct.

Thus 2211052 had 2311214's engine and 2311214 had no engine BUT 2211052 engine was sitting in the garage. Thus they removed 2311214's engine from 2211052 and put it back in 2311214 AND rebuilt 2211052's engine and put it back in 2211052.

Both Alfa Romeos are 100% complete! ... isn't that awesome :).
Pete

I was unaware of that. Now, both cars should be used as originally intended...
 

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Article about s/ns 2211052 and 2211094

There are an article by Moore in The Automobile (July 2007 issue).
According to it, the 2311214 is being restored by Paul Russell and co in US
 
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