1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport

1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Figoni Coupe

This Sixth Series Alfa Romeo was given elegant coachwork by Joseph Figoni's coachwork facility in Paris. This vehicle was one of the final 6C 1750s produced and one of Figoni's first teardrop designed. After the work was completed, it was painted two-tone black and white and shown at the 1933 Paris Motor Show on the Alfa Romeo display. It was later shown at the Monte Carlo, Nice, and Deauville Concours d'Elegance where it received several awards.

A short time later, the coupe body was replaced with a lightweight open body in preparation for racing. The car was driven by Guy Don and Jean Desvignes at LeMans in 1935 where it finished sixth overall and first in class. After the racing career concluded, its original body was re-installed.

It is believed that the cars next owner, South African George Elkin, acquired the car in the late 1930s. In the late 1960s, ownership changed again and remained in South Africa.

The current owner acquired the car in 2009. At the time, the car was painted two-tone blue and was in 'restored' condition. The restoration work was deemed 'poor' and a new restoration soon began. A complete body-off restoration by RX Autoworks of Vancouver brought this car back to its original glory.

The car made its restoration debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and later at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Descriptions & pictures by conceptcarz & ultimatecarpage & yo.spc.free.fr & photo-voiture.motorlegend & flickriver

Production Start 1933
Country of origin Italy