The 8C 2900 was built in two series, the racing 2900A and the road-going 2900B. In May of 1938 Touring delivered the first of their Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Long Wheelbase Lungo Spiders. These early 2900A supercars were capable of matching most other cars on the racing circuit and many of the 2900B models were also raced. Touring-bodied Alfa Romeos were first to see the checkered flag at the Mille Miglia in 1938 when a 2900B Spider and a 2900B Berlinetta won in 1947, both driven by Clemente Biondetti. This car is the 4th 2900B Lungo to be bodied by Touring and was delivered to its first owner in England through Alfa's British importer, Thompson & Taylor of Brooklands. After the war it was brought to the United States and was owned for a time by Luigi Chinetti.