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1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300

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Alfa Romeo derives its name from a combination of the ALFA Company and Nicola Romeo. Romeo acquired the ALFA Company (Lombard Cars Inc) in 1915. Their early reputation as builders of solid thoroughbred performers led to postwar expansion in production. Early production examples include wonderful sports and racing machines, among them, the 8C 2300.

The superb 2300cc engine is the handiwork of Vittorio Jano, who joined Alfa Romeo from Fiat in 1923. The straight eight-cylinder design uses two identical four-cylinder blocks, with a dry sump oiling system. The two-piece crankshaft rides on ten bearings and has camshaft and supercharger drives located mid-block. It produces 142 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and feeds a four-speed gearbox. There are large finned drum brakes at each corner.

The cliché 'larger than life' is one way to describe this aerodynamically beautiful Viotti Coupe. It was originally built as a Touring bodied 8C 2300 Long Chassis sports racer to compete at LeMans, where it ran and finished third in 1933, driven by Brian Lewis & Rose-Richards. It also raced in the Tourist Trophy.

During this period, it was common that race cars had their bodies changed. Many were sold after retirement from racing to new owners and fitted with specially designed one-off coachwork. That is exactly what happed with this 8C. Upon its return to Italy in 1935 it was transformed into a streamlined coupe by Carozzeria Viotti S.A. of Turin, using the design of Mario Revelli di Beaumont, whose work was scientifically based on aerodynamic principles. Notice the convex windscreen, integrated headlights and downward sloping rear end. The 'Viotti' participated in the 2016 Concours of Elegance at Windsor Castle.

The car has a documented history, uses all the original parts, chassis and spectacular Viotta coachwork. It is the only 8C 2300 with Viotti coachwork.

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1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
Chassis#: 2111037
Sold for USD$1,160,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1932 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Spyder Lungo
Chassis#: 2211065
Sold for USD$4,218,029
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1932 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 MONZA RACE CAR RE-CREATION
Sold for USD$23,100
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Las Vegas 2008
 
1932 ALFA ROMEO ROADSTER 8C GRAND SPORT RE-CREATION
Sold for USD$55,000
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2006
 

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet Décapotable21110252020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona   
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 aux specifications Monza21110372010 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception á Rétromobile $1,300,000$1,600,000

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1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Profiles

1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Hardtop Coupe
Coachwork: Viotti
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Mille Miglia Spyder
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: 2111035
Engine #: 2111035
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Spyder
Designer: Zagato
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Spyder
Coachwork: Touring
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Spyder
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: 2211071
Engine #: 2211071
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Touring
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Corsa Corto Spyder
Coachwork: Zagato
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Spyder
Coachwork: Touring
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Mille Miglia Spyder
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: 2111042
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Spyder
Designer: Zagato
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Spyder
Designer: Zagato
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Monza Spyder
Coachwork: Zagato
Chassis #: 2111032
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Hermann Graber