1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Superleggera

1938-39 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Superleggera Coupe by Touring

The Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 engine was used for road, race and sports cars made between 1925 and 1954. Bodies for these cars were made by many coachbuilders, including Castagna, James Young, Zagato, Touring and Pinin Farina. Starting from 1933 there were also a 6C with a factory Alfa body, built in Portello. As a replacement to the 6C 1750 and interim 6C 1900, the 6C 2300 chassis combined grand touring and race car engineering. The real highlight of the car was its Vittorio Jano-designed engine. All three versions of the 62 2300, the Touring, Granturismo and Pescara, were fitted for the first time with independent suspension on all four wheels. These were identified as the 2300B. Front springs and hydraulic damper units while the rear end was given swing axles controlled by torsion bars.

Carrozzeria Touring of Milan patented the superleggera design using ultralight alloys and components with aluminum panels over a cage-like steel frame. The Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 was created by Vittorio Jano as a cheaper alternative to the 8-cylinder Alfa Romeo combining grand touring style with race car engineering. Production continued until 1939 when it was replaced by the 6C 2500.

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Production Start 1938
Country of origin Italy