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For Sale at Auction: 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 in Paris, France

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Paris event, 5 February 2020.
Estimate:
€900,000 - €1,300,000

  • Fitted with spider coachwork in the style of Zagato by Carrozzeria Pettenella
  • Well maintained by marque specialists
  • One of Alfa Romeo's most desirable models


The Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport presented here, chassis no. 8513034, is a fourth-series example of the vaunted model. Unfortunately, nothing is known of its pre-war history. The car was discovered in February 1956 by Kurt Miska in a wrecking yard on Long Island, NY, where it had been abandoned by an insurance company in November 1955, possibly due to the outcome of an insurance claim. In March 1956, it was reportedly acquired by Tom Powel. It may have been fitted with a two-seat coup� or drophead coup� body when found, or such a body may have been fitted by Powel during his ownership in the 1960s. This body was possibly cream coloured and, according to Gordon Barrett, possibly by Zagato.

In the mid-1970s, the Alfa was returned to Turin, where it was rebodied by the Carrozzeria Pettenella as a lovely Gran Sport Spider in the style of Zagato, a body that 8513034 wears to this day. Carrozzeria Pettenella existed from 1973 to 1976 and were highly regarded as experts in the field of Zagato coachwork. Not only did the company fit high-quality re-created coachwork on original chassis, it also engaged in the manufacture of a very small series of 6C 1750 Gran Sport Zagato Spider replicas that were constructed from the ground up. Quality and accuracy were magnificent on all Pettenella projects, and 8513034 is no exception. Now, more than 40 years after its construction, the coachwork has mellowed wonderfully.

It is believed that the car was without its gearbox and other parts when it was discovered in 1956. For this reason, the gearbox as well as the front axle and steering box have been replaced. It is likely that this took place when the car was restored and reconstructed in the 1970s. In the 1980s it was acquired by the Hoyle Collection, which was a private collection based in the North of England.

In 1999, chassis 8513034 was purchased by its current owner, who has participated four times in the Mille Miglia as well as many other classic car events, such as the Ennstal Classic and Kitzb�heler Alpen Rallye. It is believed that the car has had five owners, at the most, from new. It has a FIVA category B4 identity card and has been maintained by marque specialists Feierabend in W�rzburg, Germany.

Presented in traditional red with dark maroon leather upholstery, chassis 8513034 presents very well throughout. Coupled with superb performance and drivability, this is an irresistible car with a near perfect vintage sports car design. It has been driven enthusiastically in classic car events and is ready to provide its new custodian with exciting new adventures behind the wheel.



  • �quip�e d'une carrosserie spider, dans le style de Zagato, par la Carrozzeria Pettenella

  • Bien entretenue par des sp�cialistes de la marque

  • Un des mod�les Alfa Romeo les plus d�sirables


L'Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport pr�sent�e ici, ch�ssis n� 8513034, est un exemplaire de quatri�me s�rie de ce mod�le admir�. Malheureusement, son histoire n'est pas connue avant la guerre. La voiture a �t� d�couverte en f�vrier 1956 par Kurt Miska dans une casse de Long Island (New York) o� elle avait �t� abandonn�e en novembre 1955 par une compagnie d'assurance, peut-�tre � cause du r�sultat d'une d�claration de dommage. En mars 1956, elle aurait �t� acquise par Tom Powel. Quand elle a �t� trouv�e, elle �tait peut-�tre �quip�e d'une carrosserie coup� ou cabriolet deux places, ou une telle carrosserie a pu �tre install�e par Powel quand la voiture lui appartenait, dans les ann�es 1960. Cette carrosserie aurait �t� de teinte cr�me et, selon Gordon Barrett, peut-�tre sign�e Zagato.

Au milieu des ann�es 1970, l'Alfa est retourn�e � Turin o� elle a �t� recarross�e par la Carrozzeria Pettenella sous la forme d'un s�duisant Spider Gran Sport dans le style de Zagato, carrosserie qui �quipe 8513034 encore aujourd'hui. La Carrozzeria Pettenella a exist� de 1973 � 1976 et avait une excellente r�putation comme experte dans le domaine des carrosseries Zagato. L'entreprise non seulement �quipait des ch�ssis d'origine de carrosseries recr��es de grande qualit�, mais en plus elle a lanc� la production d'une toute petite s�rie de r�pliques de 6C 1750 Gran Sport Zagato Spider, fabriqu�s de toutes pi�ces. Les r�alisations de Pettenella se caract�risaient par leur qualit� et leur pr�cision, et 8513034 ne fait pas exception. Aujourd'hui, plus de 40 ans apr�s sa fabrication, cette carrosserie a magnifiquement vieilli.

Il est probable que, lors de sa d�couverte en 1956, il manquait � la voiture sa bo�te de vitesses et d'autres pi�ces. Pour cette raison, la bo�te de vitesses, l'essieu avant et le bo�tier de direction ont �t� remplac�s. Il est probable que cette op�ration a eu lieu lorsque la voiture a �t� restaur�e et reconstruite dans les ann�es 1970. Dans les ann�es 1980, elle a �t� achet�e par la "Hoyle Collection", une collection priv�e qui �tait bas�e dans le nord de l'Angleterre.

En 1999, cette voiture (ch�ssis 8513034) a �t� achet�e par son actuel propri�taire, qui a pris part quatre fois aux Mille Miglia ainsi qu'� d'autres �v�nements historiques comme le Ennstal Classic et le Kitzb�heler Alpen Rallye. Il est probable que la voiture n'a connu tout au plus que cinq propri�taires depuis l'origine. Elle est accompagn�e d'une carte d'identit� FIVA cat�gorie B4 et a �t� entretenue par le sp�cialiste de la marque Feierabend, de W�rzburg, en Allemagne.

Pr�sent�e dans la teinte rouge traditionnelle avec sellerie en cuir marron, cette voiture offre une belle pr�sentation � tous points de vue. Affichant d'excellentes performances et une bonne facilit� d'utilisation, c'est une voiture irr�sistible qui repr�sente la quasi perfection en mati�re de voitures de sport anciennes. Elle a �t� utilis�e avec passion lors d'�v�nements historiques et elle est pr�te � fournir � son nouveau propri�taire de nouvelles et grisantes aventures au volant.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa20.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1309466
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Paris, France
  • Year:1930
  • Make:Alfa Romeo
  • Model:6C 1750
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:839102
  • VIN:8513034

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