This unique Alfa Romeo 2500S features a two-seater sports body, works by Nestor Salerno in Argentina, and was originally fitted to Clemar Bucci's 1937 Alfa Romeo 12C. The 12C-37 was not a success in motor racing, and what happened to the four cars is uncertain. It is known that Achille Varsi raced one at Mar Del Plato in 1948, and the car reappeared in 1953 for the Argentine G.P. in the hands of Clemar Bucci, who was running 3rd when the engine failed. The car next appeared in 1956 with the two-seater sports body and 2500S engine in John de Boer's Italian Car Register. Alfa Romeo chassis 912517 is described as fitted with a Sader body built by Nestor Salerno for Clemar Bucci.
In 1989 the Bucci Special was purchased by a UK enthusiast. Issued with FIA papers, it also underwent a mechanical restoration at Arnie Johnson's Silverstone Workshop in the 1990's before being repainted.
The car has very good performance and very tight handling, and is capable of a respectable top speed close to 150 MPH.
If you look closely at the body shape, you can see many classical mid-'50s body styles from cars such as the Aston Martin DB3S, Ferrari's Mondial/Testa Rossa/Monza and Disco Volante.Also photographed at :