ALFA ROMEO…the 6C series

The “6C” series was without doubt one of the most successful in the great history of Alfa Romeo, starting from the victorious 6C 1500 and 6C 1750 until the final evolution with the 6C 2500, the car became a predominantly “Gran Lusso” (luxury car) which was combined with the typical Alfa Romeo sports heritage.

It was a successful series that lasted nearly three decades, in all possible variants: two-seater racing cars, monumental ministerial sedans, “Gran Turismo” convertibles, colonial cars for the “Regio Esercito” (Royal Army” and sports coupes. Some were even modified for advertising vehicles and work vehicles as vans and “autoemoteche”. These were the years of the great Italian ateliers, and design was purely inspired by their infinite creativity, not yet subjected to

today’s constraints, such as the size of the vehicle, the interior roominess, safety standards, cost reduction, rationalisation of production cycles, economies of scale, etc.
All of the above, combined with first class mechanics, created these masterpieces that still achieve success in the most important elegance competitions.

t is also important to dwell on the historical context in which the

6C 2500 was developed if we consider that in the same year in which it made its appearance, in 1939, World War II broke out.
Although Italy only entered the conflict in June 1940, its sale as
a private vehicle was soon prohibited.

Thus, we are left with a model that, with a few modifications which were almost never radical, had a life-cycle of over twenty years starting from 1933, the year in which the first drawings of the 6C 2300 were designed, until 1953, in which the 6C 2500 was no longer available.

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Romano Pisciotti

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