Just 188 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 were built between 1931 and 1933. The model's eight cylinder, 2.3-liter engine was the work of renowned engineer Vittorio Jano. It was essentially two four-cylinder engines aligned in a row, with a Rootes type supercharger, delivering over 165 horsepower. Because of the low production run, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300s are among the most sought after prewar Alfas. In short wheelbase 'Monza' form, they were very successful in Grand Prix races in the hands of Tazio Nuvolari and Luigi Chinetti, and they helped Alfa team manager Enzo Ferrari establish his reputation. This Touring bodied 8C with chassis number 2211102, previously won its class at Pebble Beach in 1985. Other styling houses that bodied 8Cs included Zagato.