Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica 1939 by Autocult
for one race appearance
Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo started with the production of its ‘sei
cilindri’ engines in 1925, but did not introduce them to the market until 1927.
Alfa Romeo continuously advanced the technology of its engines. The
displacement grew from initially 1,487 cc, over 1,700 cc to ultimately 2,443 cc
in 1939. The six-cylinder engine – designated with the abbreviation 6C 2500 –
with the largest displacement became the showcase project of the 1930s era,
which underlined the reputation as a sporting company. Although Alfa offered an
own body design beginning from 1933, there were still numerous customers who
ordered just the bare chassis only fitted with the engine. The most powerful
engine with a performance of 105 hp was downright ideal for a use in racing
events and Alfa Romeo was aware of that.
the spring of 1939, three chassis, each fitted with the strongest standard
engine, were delivered to the company ‘Carrozzeria Touring’. The company was
commissioned to design and to build a special body for the ‘Mille Miglia’. But
due to World War II the event was cancelled short-dated. Instead, the factory
took part in a long-distance race in North Africa on March 3, 1939, and won
impressively. After this impressive performance Alfa Romeo wanted to confirm
and to repeat the success in the annual long-distance race ’24 Heures du Mans’.
In order to leave nothing to chance, once again, the company ‘Carrozzeria Touring
was commissioned to build a special body with a very low aerodynamic drag
beautiful as the unique Alfa Romeo was, its performance at the 24 Hours of Le
Mans on 17/18 June 1939 was disappointing. The Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
‘Berlinetta Touring’ – as it was officially christened – driven by the duo
Raymond Sommer/ Prince Bira first suffered from problems with the ignition
sparks and ultimately left the race with an engine defect.
|Description: ||Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica 1939 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC04029 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||Red |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1939 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||February 2021 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces. |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.