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1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 with a Dark Past (and Ties to Hemmings) Heads to Auction

Posted February 05, 2015 8:30 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Alfa Romeo famous cars WWII

Wearing an aluminum berlinetta body crafted by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, the 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 carrying chassis number 915.033 has proven itself a show winner at places like Villa d'Este and Salon Prive. Its stately appearance hides a dark past, however, one that links the car to an Axis power leader and his beloved mistress. Once sold for $300 through the pages of Hemmings Motor News, the Alfa Romeo is now a featured lot at RM's upcoming Paris sale.

Completed in 1939, the Alfa received a factory or dealer upgrade to Super Sport specifications, which added a trio of Weber carburetors to the car's 2.4-liter, double overhead-camshaft, inline six-cylinder engine, boosting output from 95 horsepower to 110 horsepower. Combined with a lightweight Superleggera aluminum body and four-wheel independent suspension, the 6C2500 would have been an impressive performer in its day. Though details such as chassis number have been lost to history, one such Alfa Romeo was acquired by Italian Fascist Party leader Benito Mussolini, who gifted the car to longtime mistress Claretta Petacci

How much will Mussolini's wheels fetch at auction?

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Re: 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 with a Dark Past (and Ties to Hemmings) Heads to Auction

02/05/2015 4:23 PM

Beauty!

The gauge/knob "COMANDO AMMORTIZZATORI" to mean Adjust Dampers.

Looks like a camshaft driven diaphragm pump, for what function I wonder?

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