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1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Coupe

  • Coachwork by Touring
  • Chassis Number: 915539
  • Engine Number: 923650
  • Body Number: 3118
This Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 is one of 383 Super Sport models completed by Alfa Romeo immediately after World War II. The finished chassis was bodied by Carrozzeria Touring in the summer of 1947 and dispatched to the Alfa Romeo distributor in Portugal for its first owner, Carlos F. Alsina Saruya of Estoril. His family owned the car for nearly six decades until, in 2006, it was acquired by a German enthusiast who had the car comprehensively restored in its original color scheme. Following its three-year restoration, the car was shipped to the United States and was later shown at the San Marino Motor Classic in 2018, where it was named Best in Show - Post War. 2019 was its first visit to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Alfa Romeo introduced an updated version of their six-cylinder model in 1939, increasing the displacement size to nearly 2.5 liters. Among the four models of the 6C 2500 offered, the Super Sport variant had a shorter wheelbase and fitted with the more powerful triple-carbureted engine. By the time production came to a close in 1951, Alfa Romeo had produced approximately 383 examples of the Super Sport.

This particular example is one of approximately 14 Super Sports produced in 1946, and has had just two owners over the course of its life. It has been given a recent comprehensive restoration.

The car was completed on December 27th of 1946, and then sent to Touring for coachwork. The bodywork features prewar dual-bumper design, faired-in fog lamps, and the classic Alfa Romeo grille.

Upon completion, the car was dispatched on June 18, 1947, to a Portuguese Alfa Romeo distributor, Mocar Lda. of Lisbon. It entered into the care of its first recorded owner, Carlos F. Alsina Seruya of Estoril, Portugal, later that year. It would remain in his family for nearly six decades, before coming into the car of its current German caretaker in 2006. In January of 2007, a three-year full restoration began. The car was finished in its current light gray color with blue interior. An electric fuel pump and additional cooling fans were added to the engine to improve reliability.

The restoration was completed in July of 2010. It was soon shown at the German Concours d'Elegnace where it claimed a First in Class award. It was shown at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in 2011.

The car has a six-cylinder dual overhead cam engine displacing 2443cc and fitted with Triple Weber carputers. It has a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

By Daniel Vaughan | May 2016

2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $575,000-USD $625,000 
Sale Price :
USD $472,500

2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $600,000-USD $900,000 
Lot was not sold

1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500

(Data based on Model Year 1947 sales)
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Coupe by Touring
Chassis#: 915539
Sold for USD$472,500
  2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Pinin Farina Cabriolet
Chassis#: 915.417
Sold for USD$235,200
  2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : The Passion for the Drive
 
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring Coupé Aerlux
Chassis#: 916020
Sold for USD$245,672
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C-2500 Sport Cabriolet
Chassis#: 915358
Sold for USD$295,447
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet
Chassis#: 915405
Sold for USD$359,674
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Freccia d'Oro Alloy Sports
Chassis#: 916605
Sold for USD$117,399
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 915.303
Sold for USD$378,504
  2014 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet
Chassis#: 915612
Sold for USD$292,274
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
Chassis#: 915563
Sold for USD$469,434
  2006 Coys Auction - Legende et Passion
 
1947 ALFA ROMEO 2500 CABRIOLET SPORT
Sold for USD$110,000
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport berlinetta Touring9154622019 Artcurial : Retroobile $275,000$325,000
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet Aluminium par Pininfarina915.5362019 Artcurial : Retroobile $500,000$700,000
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet9153252016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $450,000$650,000
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Coupe9155392016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction $600,000$900,000
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet9152762013 Bonhams The Spa Classic Sale $210,000$260,000

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1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500

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1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Farina
Designer: Michelotti
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Farina
Designer: Michelotti
Chassis #: 915335
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: 915539
Engine #: 923650
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 915325
Engine #: S926139