1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport by Zagato
Offered by Coys | Essen, Germany | March 29, 2014
The Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 was the first of Alfa’s legendary 6C/8C models. It was a lightweight, low-slung sports car – especially when compared to the big touring car it replaced. And with bodies from the likes of Zagato, their sportiness would never be questioned.
New for 1925, the 6C 1500 used a 1.5-liter straght-six and in blown Super Sport trim, this car wears a supercharger that pushes output to 76 horsepower. Top speed was 87 mph. It was more powerful than many of the 6C 1750 models that were introduced as this car’s replacement in 1929.
This 1930 model is one of the last 6C 1500s built and it was delivered new to Scuderia Ferrari in April of 1930 – Ferrari sold it three months later. It has period competition history as follows:
- 1933 Mille Miglia – 16th, 2nd in class (with Giuseppe Mignini)
- 1937 Mille Miglia – 10th, 1st in class (with Pasquale Contini and Salvadori)
- 1938 Mille Miglia – 21st, 1st in class (with Felice Bellandri and Vegelli)
The car was restored in 1980 and has been in current ownership for 30 years. It is obviously eligible for the historic running of the Mille Miglia. About 3,000 6C 1500s were built but only 12 of those were supercharged Super Sports like this one. I don’t even want to guess how many came through Scuderia Ferrari. This is a big time, big money car. Read more here and see more from Coys here.
Update: Not sold.