Alfa Romeo to Display Nine Classic Rides at Villa D’Este Concours

Alfa Romeo will have nine classic rides from the 1920s through 1960s on display at this weekend’s Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance in Italy.

Coming from the 1920s is a RL Super Sport with aluminum coachwork by Castagna. This model is a six-passenger “torpedo” body and was built for an Indian Maharaja in 1925. The vehicle was eventually brought back to Italy in the 1970s.

A 1931 6C 1750 Gran Sport and 8C 2300 Mille Miglia Spider, both equipped with Zagato coachwork, represent the next decade. This particular 8C 2300 won the Mille Miglia race in 1932 and 1933, the only Alfa Romeo on display with a racing resume.

Wrapping up the 1930s is a 1938 8C 2900 B Lungo. Painted blue and in berlinetta form, this 8C 2900 B Lungo has the Touring Superleggera coachwork for the supercar feel. In true supercar form, a version of this 8C 2900 won the Mille Miglia in 1947.

Representing the 1940s is a Concours award-winning 1949 6C 2500 Super Sport with Touring coachwork and champagne-colored livery. In the 1950s, Alfa Romeo sprung the 1953 1900 C52 Disco Volante Spider, a Franco Scaglione-designed 1954 2000 Sportiva with Bertone coachwork, and a Pinin Farina-styled Giulietta Spider prototype from 1955. The Giulietta Spider prototype carries notable differences from the production model.

A 1967 33 Stradale prototype will be Alfa’s 1960s representative. The 33 Stradale was also designed by Scaglione and considered to be the stylistic influence to the modern-day 8C Competizione.

The nine classic Alfa Romeos are sourced from Alfa’s company museum in Arese. As the past makes way for the present and future, two new Alfa Romeos will be on display next to their predecessors in the form of the Giulietta and the 8C Spider. Pininfarina’s 2ettottanta concept will be on display as well, paying homage to 80 years of Pininfarina history and to the Alfa Romeo Duetto spider.

Also set for unveiling is the long-teased TZ3 Corsa concept designed by Zagato. The TZ3 Corsa is suspected to share many components with the 8C Competizione and looks to follow the styling of Alfa Romeo’s 1960s TZ1 and TZ2 racecars.

The Villa d’Este Concours has been held on the shores of Lake Como since 1929. Since it is Alfa Romeo’s 100th birthday this year, the Turin-based automaker will have an especially strong presence at the Concours. This year’s show will run April 23-25.

Source: Alfa Romeo

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