1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring Berlinetta / 915.005 Vehicle Information

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 photograph

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 photograph

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Alfa Romeo introduced the 6C 2500 in 1938 and it served as a successor to the 6C 2300. Continuing to build upon the '6C' dynasty, the 6C 2500 with engineering by Vittorio Jano would remain in production until 1952.

Changes to the sports car racing regulations enacted in 1939 brought an end to Alfa's supercharged racers and ushered in the new Sport Nationale formula shifting emphasis to normally aspirated, production-based sports cars. Alfa Romeo's answer were the newly enlarged 2.5-liter DOHC inline six-cylinder engine coupled with light, aerodynamic Touring alloy bodywork.

Just five examples of the 3,000mm wheelbase chassis were built for the 6C 2500, and this example is number one. It wears Berlinetta coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring that was formally known as Touring design number 1137. A few examples, including 915.005, were given triple carburetors and dubbed as 'SS' models.

915.005 was exported from Italy to Canada by Elmer Leigh. Mr. Leigh later moved to Colorado during the 1960s and brought the Alfa with him. It was road-registered and plated (TU 8183) in Colorado. From circa 1979 to 1980, it was stored in Mr. Leigh's garage. At the time, it had approximately 44,000 kilometers on its odometer. Photographs of the period show the body appearing in bare metal, worn and in need of restoration.

It was later sold to Steve Tillack in the 1980s who, in 1987, offered the car for sale on consignment and advertised it in the UK's Classic & Sports Car magazine for $75,000. Mr. Tillack eventually sold the Alfa to Holland. In 2006, it was sold to a new owner via the Deventer Car Museum of Holland. In 2011 it was given a total restoration by the Restoration Division of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera S.r.l., in Milan, the successor company to the original Carrozzeria Touring coachbuilding firm established by Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni.

The car was exhibited 'under restoration' at the first edition of Milano Autoclassica held during February 2012. It was next shown in February 2013 at the world-famous Retromobile show in Paris, this time with the body painted and fully finished and with the glass, lights, bumpers, and brightwork all fitted.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2017


2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Pacific Grove Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,800,000-USD $2,400,000 
Lot was not sold

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Turismo Ministeriale
Chassis#: 914.073
Sold for USD$120,129
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Coupe
Chassis#: 915014
Sold for USD$2,755,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet by Touring
Chassis#: 915.019
Sold for USD$1,275,680
  2016 RM Sotheby's : London Sale
 
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet by Gebrüder Tüscher of Zurich
Chassis#: 913.014
Sold for USD$401,214
  2014 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1939 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SPORT TOURING
Chassis#: 915030
Sold for USD$1,045,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
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1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet
Sold for USD$247,500
  2006 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2006
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta915.0052017 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Pacific Grove Auction $1,800,000$2,400,000
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Sport Berlinetta by Touring915.0332015 RM Auctions Paris $1,900,000$2,400,000
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta by Carrozzeria Touring9150302013 RM Auctions Amelia Island$900,000$1,500,000$1,750,000
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet Superleggera9130482011 RM Auctions London$249,550$180,000$220,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500
1939 Sport Touring Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 915.005
Engine Num: 923.880
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500
1939 Sport Touring Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 915014
Engine Num: 923810

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500
1939 Sport Touring Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 915030
Engine Num: 823113

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500

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