Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Turismo

Introduced in April 1925 at the Salone dell’Automobile di Milano, the 6C 1500 was offered in single-cam Normale and DOHC Sport form, which later powered the 1928 Mille Miglia winner, driven by operatic baritone and skilled racing driver Giuseppe Campari. Relentless development yielded the enlarged 6C 1750 for 1929, with a 200-mm wheelbase stretch. The 6C 1750 quickly established itself as a formidable competitor, particularly in the hands of Campari and Tazio Nuvolari. Initially, three variants were offered for 1929: the single-cam Turismo, the twin-cam Sport (renamed Gran Turismo for the model’s second year) and the supercharged, twin-cam Grand Sport. While 327 Turismo models were produced for 1929, considerably fewer exist today.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Battersea Evolution, London.

50 bhp, 1,750 cc dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine, Solex carburettor, three-speed manual transmission, live rear axle, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 3,100 mm.

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Simon Clay

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