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Chassis no. 915769 - Engine no. Ss923793
Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
Categories: C- One-off models
Owner: Collezione Lopresto (Italy)
This one-off coupé it is believed to be one of the first cars featuring the twin headlamp configuration.
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For Alfa Romeo, the 6C 2500 was the swansong of its era. When it debuted in 1939 as the third series of Vittorio Jano’s legendary inline six-cylinder Alfas, the engineers involved could never have imagined that it would signal the end of the line for hand-built Alfa Romeos. Thanks to engine upgrades and a vastly improved fuel delivery system, the 6C 2500 was the first road going Alfa Romeo capable of 160 km/h. Additionally, it benefited from four-wheel independent suspension, with parallel trailing arms and coil springs in the front and swing axles with torsion bars at the rear. Alfa Romeo continued its tradition of offering several levels of tuning, starting with the 87-horsepower Turismo, moving up to the 110-horsepower Super Sport, or SS, and culminating in the track-ready Tipo 256 with 120 horsepower. The 6C 2500 was immediately met with praise and success from its hand-selected upscale clientele. Alfa Romeo was, of course, still in the business of providing rolling chassis to custom coachbuilders, even as the onset of war loomed. The first project created after war’s end was the factory-offered 6C 2500 Freccia d’Oro, which had essentially the same running gear as the pre-war 6C 2500s. In the post-war years the demand for bespoke coachworks was very high and probably more than fifteen Italian coachbuilders built special bodies to clothe the important Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 chassis; of course, Pinin Farina was one of them.

Built on the SS short-chassis coupled to the 110 cv three carburettor engine, this one-off coupé was ordered by a titled Sicilian family, who retained the car until 1961, when it was exported to England. In 1975 the car was sold to the USA and in 2000 it was bought back to Italy.
Remarkably, it is believed to be one of the first cars featuring the twin headlamp configuration.
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28th September 2012 - 30th September 2012
uniques special ones international concours
| Florence | Italy
driver: Corrado Lopresto
entry number: 10
14th August 2010 - 17th August 2010
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
| Carmel (CA) | United States
driver: Corrado Lopresto
23rd May 2008 - 25th May 2008
Concorso Internazionale di Eleganza per Autovetture ASI-Città di Torino
| Torino | Italy
driver: Corrado Lopresto
20th April 2008 - 22nd April 2008
Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
| Cernobbio (CO) | Italy
driver: Corrado Lopresto
entry number: 74
30th August 2008 - 31st August 2008
Concours d'Elegance Paleis Het Loo
| Hel Loo | Netherlands
28th June 2008 - 29th June 2008
SpaItalia Concours d'Elegance Spa FrancochaMPS
| Francochamps | Belgium
driver: Corrado Lopresto
13th June 2008 - 15th June 2008
Retro Classics meets Barock
| Ludwigsburg | Germany
11th June 2008 - 13th June 2008
International Oltimer Meeting Baden Baden
| Baden Baden | Germany


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