1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta / 412020 Vehicle Information
Lungo Berlinetta Coachwork: Touring Chassis #: 412020
The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 was probably the most technically advanced, modern, and compelling sports car that money could buy in the 1930s, and this particular 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta with Superleggera coachwork was a seminal work for both Alfa Romeo and Carrozzeria Touring. It was revealed to the world at the 1937 Paris Auto Salon, then appeared at the 1937 Milan Auto Show and at the 1938 Berlin Motor Show. It was also featured in many period magazines and in the Alfa Romeo sales brochure, where it was called the 'Coupe Leggero.' It differs from the later 8C 2900 Berlinettas by having a more steeply raked aerodynamic front grille and no running boards. The car is believed to have remained in Germany through the 1950s. It was brought to the United States in 1956. The historic Alfa Romeo was first restored in the 1990s and was named Most Elegant Closed Car at the 2001 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The current owner has now restored the car to its 1938 Berlin Motor Show specification.