Nuvolari’s Alfa leads 110th-birthday party at Salon Privé

| 11 Sep 2020
Classic & Sports Car – Nuvolari’s Alfa leads 110th-birthday party at Salon Privé

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The Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C Monza Zagato raced by Tazio Nuvolari will star at Salon Privé, as Alfa’s 110th anniversary is marked.

Enzo Ferrari ran Alfa’s works team in the ’30s and entered this car into various competitions, including the Coppa Principe di Piemonte in July 1932 where Nuvolari took it to victory.

And this very car, chassis number 2111044, will be on show at the Blenheim Palace-based concours on 23-26 September.

Classic & Sports Car – Nuvolari’s Alfa leads 110th-birthday party at Salon Privé
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Tipo Le Mans

A quartet of Alfa Romeo 6C 2500s will be in attendance, too: the 1942 Touring-bodied 6C 2500 SS Coupé sold new to racer Count Felice Trossi; a ’42 6C 2500 S Cabriolet thought to be one of only three bodied in this style; a 1943 example wearing coachwork by Carrozzeria Garavini; and a 6C 2500 SS wearing a Pinin Farina two-seater cabriolet body once owned by Count Zehender, a works driver for Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati.

The sixth Alfa at Blenheim Palace to mark this anniversary is a 1933 8C 2300 Tipo Le Mans with Touring coachwork.

It was built to the exact specification of the cars that competed at Le Mans and in the Tourist Trophy, and was imported to the UK in 1937 by Thomson & Taylor.

“Not only does Alfa Romeo have a proud sporting heritage, it has produced some of the most beautiful and charismatic cars of all time. The entry for this year’s Concours d’Elégance perfectly reflects that dual appeal of speed and style,” said Salon Privé Chairman Andrew Bagley.

And it’s set to be a strong event for Italian car enthusiasts, with a trio of early Ferraris also among the confirmed displays.

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