1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
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The 8C 2900B was built because Alfa Romeo wanted to continue dominating Italy's Mille Miglia race. It also needed a production car to replace the 8C 2300. The 2900 chassis wîth its supercharged 2905 cc, 180 bhp engine proved to satisfy both needs. Three cars were entered in the 1936 Mille Miglia and finished in order.
Only a handful of 2900Bs - not more than 30 - were produced from 1937-1939. Several of the long-wheelbase models were produced in 1938, including this car, which was exhibited at the Paris Automobile Salon that fall.
In 1947, dealer and sometimes racer Emillio Romano acquired the car to race in the Mille Miglia wîth co-driver Clemente Biondetti. Their victory represented the fourth for the Two-Nine, and the eleventh and last for the Alfa Romeo.Source - Historical notes courtesy of The Collier Collection
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|Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance||Alfa Romeo 8C 2900||Best in Class : Class AAA: Alfa Romeo 8C 2900|
|Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance||Mille Miglia||Corporate Awards : The Spirit of the Mille Miglia Trophy - Spirit of Road Racing|
|Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance||European Classic 1925-1939 Closed||Best in Class : European Classic 1925-1939 Closed|