1933 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GRAN SPORT
Alfa Romeo produced the 6C (designating the use of Alfa’s straight-six power) from 1927 to 1954, with the more powerful 1750 (for its 1752 cc displacement) built between 1929 and 1933. Total production for the 6C was 2,635. The Gran Sport won every major racing event it entered in 1929 throughout Europe.
This is chassis number 6C10814391, and delivered with a two-place Zagato body that was tailored to the first owner’s desires. This exquisite example is likely one of just three examples featuring the rare waterfall grille and more flowing fenders, according to Italiaspeed.
The certificate of origin for this beautiful Gran Sport was issued on August 3, 1932, kicking off a storied past of ownership. It was “definitively exported out of Italy” in September 1949 by then-owner Renato lo Cascio to automotive author Ralph Stein, who owned it for more than 20 years.
Stein automotive books including Sports Cars of the World in 1952, Treasury of the Automobile in 1961 and The Great Cars in 1967. In The Great Cars, he wrote of his experience with this 1750 Gran Sport: “[The] top speed was near 100 mph…I had to be careful not to accidentally step on the case pedal (which lived between the clutch and the brake pedals) when getting out of the car with the engine running, lest revs instantly screen past the red line, which was 4,500 rpm.”
Stein sold the car to collector David Tunick of Greenwich, CT. Since that time, the vehicle has been been in several owners’ collections and featured in many Concours events, including Pebble Beach and Beverly Hills, and vintage racing events, including three times at Mille Miglia Storica and at the Monterey Historic Races.
Curtis Leaverton — Urbandale , IA
1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport
1752 cc six-cylinger