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1942 Alfa Romeo 6C Super Sport SS
- Genuine 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C SS
- Rebodied as Le Mans Berlinetta
- 'Best in Show' Spa Italia 2015
Delivered new in September 1942 to its first Italian owner, this wonderful Alfa Romeo 6C SS was only one of a handful of cars produced during 1942 to 1945 due to the production constraints of wartime Italy. Production records show that it was the third car built of the Tipo Supersport 6C 2500 series. Surviving the Second World War, the current touring style Le Mans Berninetta coachwork was fitted during the early post-war years, and was inspired by the beautiful 1938 Le Mans touring Berninetta, which competed in the 24hr classic before the outbreak of the war. The original Le Mans is now in the Alfa Romeo museum in Milan, and the archive picture above shows this car in action in the 1938 Le Mans, while another 6C Competizone Coupe, dating from 1948, is currently for sale for over £6m. So our car represents an unrepeatable opportunity for a fraction of the price.
The Alfa Romeo 6C name was used on road, race, and sports cars produced between 1927 and 1954 during which time engine capacity rose from 1500 cc to 2500 cc, the ‘6C' designation referring to six cylinders of the car’s straight-six engine. The triple carburettor version was used in the top of line SS (Super Sport) version.
Various coachbuilders made their own versions of the 2500, but most of the bodyworks was made by Touring of Milan.
Presented in Burgundy with a 2442 cc triple carburettor engine, this is a truly stunning and evocative Alfa Romeo, with its louvered bonnet with leather straps and louvered side panels. The interior is simple but entirely functional with brown leather seats and split screen windscreen.
This wonderful and striking Alfa Romeo won Best in Show at the 2015 SPA Italia. A true exotic car from the era of thoroughbred sports cars.