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A rare and beautifully restored matching numbers, supercharged example of the 6th Series in the legendary Jano designed 6C 1500 / 1750 range.
Beautifully restored by some of the best names in the business and clothed in a stunning Touring style Le Mans Body.
Recent recipient of gearbox rebuild and back axle refresh by vintage Alfa Romeo experts, Setford & Company.
A striking and exciting entry to the wide array of prestigious tours, events and Pre-War racing across the globe.
With its distinctive sounding supercharged engine, it is a delight to drive, beautiful to behold and raring to head out on the open road.
This car, with chassis number 121315124, engine number 121315124 and gearbox number 12545316, is the 23rd of the 197 6C 1900 Gran Turismo produced in 1933. First registered in Milan on the 13th of July 1933, with what is believed to be saloon body by Touring of Milan. With no further registration documentation coming to light at this time it is most likely that the car left Italy early on in its life.
With the kind help of leading Alfa Romeo Historian and Alfa 6C 1750 registrar, Angela Cherrett, we know that this car was purchased in Belgium in 1962 by Bart Loyens. Well known within the vintage car world, he owned a garage in Luxembourg and is responsible for sourcing a great many of the cars for the Schlumpf Museum.
It looks likely that 121315124 remained in Belgium, although Angela Cherrett has notation in her records of this car as one of three early Alfa Romeos owned by a Mr. Joseph Neumayer of West Coyle, Illinois. Whether the car went from Belgium to the USA and then back to Europe, we are sadly at this stage not able to say. What we do know is that just over 20 years ago it was purchased in Belgium, in unrestored condition, still retaining its original saloon body by Pat Heron. Pat was an avid collector owning a number of fabulous Pre and Post-War cars including Bugatti, Hispano Suiza, Cadillac and more. Pat bought the car to his home in Ireland and set about its restoration. He removed the saloon body from the bonnet back wards and set it aside. He then set about building an open sporting body retain the original bonnet and radiator cowling. The left over original saloon bodywork still survives today and we know of its whereabouts.
Very sadly Pat died before he could get too far into the restoration and this car along with his beloved Hispano Suiza, were bought by his close friend, the current owner. The current owner, a well know racer and figure on the vintage sports car scene, set about the ground up restoration this car deserved. 121315124 was sent to the workshops of well known restorer of Pre-War cars Paul Jaye. Pat Heron’s bodywork was removed and the car was stripped back to a bare chassis. A detailed photographic record of the restoration is in the file along with a lot of the owners research.
The engine and gearbox were sent off to be fully rebuilt by internationally renown Alfa Romeo expert Paul Grist, while the owner and Paul Jaye set about restoring the rest of the car. No stone was left unturned. A supercharger was sourced, rebuilt by Derek Chinn Precision Engineering and fitted to the engine. The owner managed to find a stunning Touring Le Mans style body that had been built by Neil Twyman for an 8C 2300 and never used. A great deal of research was undertaken by the owner to make sure the details of the body were finished correctly and as can be seen in the restoration photographs, the body was expertly fettled and fitted by Jaye. A new radiator was fitted and all of the springs and shock absorbers were completely rebuilt. Finally painted and trimmed, the results are clear to be seen.
Most recently, the Alfa Romeo has been subject of a gearbox rebuild by vintage Alfa Romeo specialists Setford & Company. The original Alfa Romeo clusters remain, with new baulk rings fitted along with new bearings and bushes. The back axle was also checked over, and the oil refreshed. Setford & Company commented on it as “driving well and being a great car to cover large mileage across Europe in”.
Touring bodied pre-War Alfa Romeos, both short and long chassis, have to be some of the most evocative and striking Pre-War sports cars of all time. Built in Alfa Romeo’s absolute heyday, when they duked it out with Bugatti for supremacy of both the grand prix and the sports car racing world. Today that rivalry has not diminished and this car poses a fabulous opportunity to take on Bugatti again in the wide array of prestigious tours, events and Pre-War racing across the globe. With its distinctive sounding supercharged engine it is a delight to drive, beautiful to behold and raring to head out on the open road.
William I’Anson Ltd
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