This 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Mille Miglia lay dormant for many years in a chateau of a collector. It was purchased by the owner of the collection, Michel Dovaz (a Swiss national), in 1956 and remained with him for 34 years. It was sold in the 1990s to Messrs Heida and Thierry and given a detailed restoration. The original bodywork and original fittings were preserved. It was sold in 1997, wearing a French Blue color scheme, to Belgian Raoul San Giorgi. It was in the possession of Paul Koot in The Netherlands by 1999. It was later purchased by the current owner. Upon purchase, the owner began another restoration that took two years to complete. The car was stripped down, the body removed from the Superleggera tubing, cleaned, painted and rewrapped in the correct burlap covering to prevent electrolytic reaction. It has the correct bumpers, stamped '2087', which correspond to this chassis - number 815053. The car was fitted with period-correct Carello head- and taillights, along with proper Bosch driving lights. It has its original Bosch ignition key, a prewar Pirrelli key fob and the original brass 1938 Automobile Club d'Italia tax stamp. It has genuine Alfa Romeo-brand rear shocks and NOS Triple-Carb Solex carburetors found only on the Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia cars.
The interior is finished in deep British Green leather. The car rides on aluminum Borrani wire wheels - a period option - has hydraulic brakes, swing axles and torsion-bar suspension. The Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 was produced from 1934 through 1939 with a total of 1,606 units built. This example is the lightweight coupe bodied by Touring. There is a six-cylinder, inline, cast-iron block, 2309cc (2.3-liter) displacement engine, with two carburetors, developing 95 horsepower. It is coupled to a 4-speed transmission with the 3rd and 4th gears synchronized and is capable of 90 mph. It is equipped with hydraulic drum-type brakes on wheels and a mechanical handbrake on the rear axle. Alfa Romeo offered a big sedan, a smaller sedan and convertible, and this lightweight coupe. The cars weigh between 2,816 and 3,410 pounds and sold for between $2,225 and $3,925.
In 2007, the car was awarded a Best in Class award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It won a CCCA Senior Badge at the Nationals in Bellevue, Washington in January of 2008.
In 2008, this 6C 2300 B Mille Miglia was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, California. The lot was sold for $2,585,000, including buyer's premium.Also photographed at :