A rare example of a 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Spider that once raced in period for Scuderia Ferrari in the Mille Miglia will soon be available in a Paris auction next February.
This example, with chassis and engine number #8513033, was driven by Italian politician Luigi Scarfiotti in the 1930 edition of the Mille Miglia, two weeks after being supplied by Enzo Ferrari’s fledgling company, built by Ugo Zagato himself. Sadly, during the race, Scarfiotti was disqualified due to a broken leaf spring. His second attempt in the following year’s Mille Miglia ended up with him claiming sixth place overall. The car was subsequently sold back to Alfa Romeo, possible partly in-return for a new 8C 2300 “Corto” Zagato-bodied streamlined coupé. The whereabouts of #8513033 then remained unclear until it resurfaced in 1960 in Modena, Italy. It has since undergone a full restoration and has changed hands a few times – all documented with a clear, marked record.
This magnificent example of rare “matching number” car from period will join Bonham’s Paris sale at the Grand Palais on 7 February 2019.