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1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Roadster Vehicle Profile

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B photograph

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The 8C 2900 Alfa Romeo was among the fastest production cars of its day. Powered by an 2905cc/180 HP DOHC inline eight-cylinder supercharged engine, they were tough to beat on racing circuits throughout the world. Combined with a Superleggera (super lightweight) chassis and cloaked in equally beautiful coachwork from Touring of Milan, Italy, the 2900 has become among the most sought after cars. Available in both short- and long-wheelbase versions and in a variety of bodystyles, records indicate that a total of 32 2.9-liter Alfas were produced from 1935-1939.

Derived from the 1936 8C 2900A, the 1938 2900B is the refined offspring of a grand champion. Under the long and elegant hood is an engine with a racing heritage, the supercharged 2.9 liter straight eight with dual camshafts, dual magnetos and dry sump oiling. It produces 180 horsepower through a four-speed gearbox. On the track, the 2900 competition cars became the most successful of their time, testament to Alfa's racing experience. A trio of 2900As placed first-second-third at the 1936 Mille Miglia, while three more achieved the same results in 1938.

Carrozzeria Touring, one of Italy's finest coach builders provided most of the bodies for the 2900B. Just 30 examples were produced; each somewhat unique. After producing six Spyder bodies on the shorter Corto chassis, Touring produced another set of Spyders on the longer Lungo chassis. The Spyder was particularly graceful in silhouette, longer and decidedly more elegant than the shorter Corto. A soft top was provided, but didn't offer any side-window protection except for chassis 412023 which had full-size side windows. Just seven Lungo Spyders were built.

The 2900 chassis was prepared similar to the competition cars with twin trailing arms up front and swing-arm suspension in the rear with both friction and hydraulic shocks. The engine was similar to the Tipo B unit but made from new castings in aluminum instead of magnesium.

The early history of this car is unknown. The first documented sighting of it was in Cairo, Egypt, in 1942, most likely in the hands of a diplomat. From there, it has had numerous owners in both Europe and the United States. Its restoration was completed in 1995 and it has been in the collection of its current owner since December of 2008.



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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1937
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Cabriolet
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 412012
Engine Num: 422008
Model Year: 1937
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Lungo Berlinetta
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412020
Model Year: 1937
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Roadster
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Roadster

Coachbuilder: Farina
Model Year: 1938
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Berlinetta
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Berlinetta
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1938
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Coupe
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Lungo Roadster
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Roadster

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1938
Profile
MM Spyder
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B MM Spyder

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1938
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Spider
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Spider
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Spider
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1938

Spider
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Spider
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412022
Model Year: 1938
Profile
MM Spyder
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B MM Spyder

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412030
Model Year: 1938
Profile

Berlinetta
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412035
Model Year: 1938
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Berlinetta
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412024
Engine Num: 422027
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Lungo Spider
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 412041
Engine Num: 422042
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History

Spider Corsa Sperimentale
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider Corsa Sperimentale

Model Year: 1941
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