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1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider / 412041 Vehicle Information

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

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Sold for $19,800,000 at 2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
In the 1930s, the 8C 2900 Alfa was not a mere sports car but was the most advanced, modern, and compelling sports car money could buy. Approximately 32 of the 2.9 chassis were made and it is believed only 12 are Touring Spiders, seven of which are the long chassis like this car. This car's known history starts in 1949. In February 1949 it was raced in Sao Paulo by amateur driver Mario Tavares Leite who had the car imported from Italy to Brazil. While in Brazil the all bodywork was removed except for the grille, and replaced with a lighter (and less attractive) body. Mario won races with the car in 1949 and 1950 after which the car disappeared. Later it had a Corvette engine installed and the chassis was modified (shortened). It is possible this car traveled to Brazil from Argentina in the mid-to-late 1950s, without the Touring body, and with the Corvette V8 only to be reunited with the original Touring coachwork years later.

During the 1970s, the rolling chassis and various parts were sent to England, then Switzerland. The body, however, went to Italy. In 1992, owners of the body acquired a chassis (from Switzerland) and soon realized they had found the correct match. American industrial designer and collector Sam Mann bought the chassis and body, along with some other parts from Argentina. All of these materials were sent to Great Britain in 1994, where 2.9 restorer Tony Merrick returned the chassis to the correct length. The body and all screw holes lined up perfectly. Evidence that the body and frame were originally mated together. A period-correct engine was installed in the engine bay and bringing the Alfa back to life.


2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $20,000,000-USD $25,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $19,800,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Touring Berlinetta
Chassis#: 412024
Sold for USD$19,054,874
  2019 Artcurial : Retroobile
 
1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider by Touring
Chassis#: 412041
Sold for USD$19,800,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia
1938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Farina
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Touring

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Lungo Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Spider
Coachbuilder: Touring

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Spider
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Spider
Coachbuilder: Touring

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Spider
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia
1938 Touring Spyder
Coachbuilder: Touring

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Spider
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412022
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia
1938 Touring Spyder
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412030

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1938 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412035
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
1939 Lungo Spider
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412041
Engine Num: 422042

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B

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