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1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 information
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This early 8C 2300 Mille Miglia (chassis number 2111006) was part of the Alfa Romeo racing team in 1931. Starting out as a simple cycle winged car to compete in the Belgian Grand Prix, it was rebuilt with Zagato bodywork in 1932. It might have run in the Targa Florio in 1931 but was more likely entered in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. It was sold along with its sister car (2111007) to Scuderia Ferrari in July of 1931, which had the bodywork changed. It then raced in the 1932, 1933 and 1934 Mille Miglia and in the Targa Florio in 1932. It was bought and sold many times in Italy during the 1930s before going to the United Kingdom. Its previous owner was the motoring journalist and race driver Alain de Cadenet. In 2005 a full restoration was undertaken by marque experts Neil and Craig Twyman.