Rare Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B heads to Gooding's Pebble Beach Auctions

Rare Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B heads to Gooding's Pebble Beach Auctions

1937 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Turismo Cabriolet
    

Advanced 6C 2300B Chassis with One-Off Pinin Farina Coachwork

Aerodinamic Styling Courtesy of Count Mario Revelli di Beaumont

Restored in Its Original Color Scheme for a Prominent Italian Collector

Exhibited at the 1938 International Auto Show in Berlin


The 1937 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B offered here, chassis 814047, is an example of the first-series, long-chassis model known as the Turismo, of which 81 cars were built in 1936 and 1937. 


Featuring coachwork by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina of Torino, this chassis was fashioned with a one-of-a-kind Cabriolet body penned by Count Mario Revelli di Beaumont, widely regarded as one of the most influential Italian designers of his time. This Pinin Farina Cabriolet features a streamlined front end with bullet-shape headlamps and the designer’s signature “bow” nose, emphasizing its aerodynamic design. 


Upon completion, the Cabriolet was photographed and illustrated in the February 28, 1938 issue of L’Auto Italiana, and debuted at the 1938 International Auto Show in Berlin. Owned by various European collectors, the Cabriolet resided in Switzerland for most of its life before relocating to France in the 1990s. 


In 1996, it was acquired by one of Italy’s foremost Alfa Romeo collectors, Dott. Luca Savoia, who had it restored and returned to its handsome original color scheme of burgundy with red leather upholstery and a tan soft top. 


This one-off Pinin Farina-bodied Alfa Romeo Cabriolet of great style and distinction has never been exhibited in the US, making it an ideal entrant into the most prestigious concours events.


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