Chassis #: GN 6076
This 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, with registration GN 6076, won the 1931 LeMans 24-Hour race entered by Lord Howe and driven by Lord Howe and Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin of Great Britain. The race covered 1,875 miles at an average speed of 78.132 miles per hour. These vehicles were especially made for competition in this LeMans 24-Hour race and were the finest racing cars of the early 1930s. Nine of them were made, and four different teams won the Le Mans race consecutively between 1931 and 1934.
A twin-overhead cam, straight eight-cylinder engine divided into two blocks of four-cylinders, powers the car. The supercharged, 2,336 cc (2.3 liter), engine is rated at 180 horsepower and is coupled to a 4-speed transmission. It weights 2,185 pounds and has a top speed of 135 mph. The chassis consist of semi-elliptic suspension with live rear axle, drum brakes and wire wheels.