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ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS

Project 21 of 40

Cuore Sportivo– ‘sporting heart’ – has long been ALFA ROMEO’s motto, a tradition of style and performance established by such cars as this 1947 6C 2500 SS, which was fitted with a berlinetta body by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. In its first year it won the Eccellenza trophy at the Parco Valentino Concorso d’Eleganza.

In 1950 the sporty coupé took part in major races including the Mille Miglia and Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, won the Stella Alpina, and at the end of the year was awarded the Italian GT Championship, beating the much-fancied Ferraris and upcoming Lancias.

The SS – Super Sport – was built on a short-wheelbase chassis featuring independent front suspension and a Vittorio Jano-designed six-cylinder, twin-cam 2,5-litre engine producing 82 kilowatts. After being laid-up for a number of years, the car – still with its original body parts and mechanicals – underwent a painstaking five-year restoration to bring it back to its majestic best.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Year 1947
Country of Origin Italy
Engine Type 6 cylinder inline DOHC
Power Output 105 BHP or 78 kW
Transmission Type 4 speed manual rear wheel drive
Braking System Hydraulic drum brakes
Top speed 165 km/h

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