Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS by Zagato
Supercharged Zagato-bodied 6C 1750s are among the greatest pre-war sports cars in the collector car market. Light, nimble and prodigiously quick, they are a sheer delight to drive and continue to be formidable competitors in the world’s greatest historic driving events. This particular car, chassis 8513064, was bodied by Zagato in 1930, the same year Zagato-bodied 6C 1750s secured the first four places in the Mille Miglia. In fact, Zagato-bodied Alfas had won the 1000-mile event the two years previous as well. The 1930 victory not only proved Alfa Romeo’s formidability as a racing contender, but also the importance of Zagato in this success, as his “spider” coachwork came to be synonymous with competition and GT cars that were not only beautiful but, most importantly, very light.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
85 bhp, 1,752 cc dual overhead-cam inline six-cylinder engine with Rootes-type supercharger, four-speed manual transmission, solid front and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,740 mm (108")
Source: RM Auctions