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1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM

The Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 was built as a prototype in 1950. This 3 liter version of the 6C 2500 was abandoned until 1952 when it re-emerged as the 6C 3000 CM, meaning Competizione Maggiorata. Under the hood lurked a 3.5-liter engine capable of producing 275 horsepower and achieving a 155 mph top speed. Four coupes and two Spider body-styles were constructed with the sole purpose of racing, mainly in the infamous Mille Miglia. In 1953, a 6C 3000 CM Coupe captured second place behind a Ferrari in the Mille Miglia, a highlight of its career. A Spider version emerged victorious at the 1953 Supercortemaggiore.

The Spider version was the more competitive model out of the two body-styles and Alfa Romeo campaigned it for a few years until 1955 when it proved to be inferior to other cars on the track.

The 6C 3000 was the next step in Alfa Romeo's evolving racing pedigree. The victories that had transpired before the Second World War on apart of the 158 Grand Prix racer were continued in the early 1950's. The 6C 2500 road car continued the legend in various bodystyles until it was superceded by the more powerful 6C 3000. Throughout this time the Alfa Romeo's were outfitted with mechanical features such as disc brakes and independent suspensions. Horsepower increased from a pre-war 120 hp engine to a post-war 275 hp. The racing heritage of Alfa Romeo is profound and although the 6C 3000 did not achieve the level of success that its creators had intended; it was a powerful contender and a very beautiful machine.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2005
1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM 1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM 1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Spyder
Coachwork: Zagato
Chassis #: 00125
This Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM was originally bodied by Colli and given a coupe configuration. It was campaigned by the factory Works team at the 1953 Mille Miglia. A few months later it was in the hands of the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio and Onofre Marimon at the grueling 24 Hours of LeMans race. The vehicle was involved in an accident and a new Spyder body was created by Zagato. A short time later possession passed to J. Bonnier who had the car painted in Swedish racing livery and used it in competition until 1956.

In 2005 many events celebrated the Alfa Romeo marque, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. This 6C 3000 CM graced the golf course lawn at Pebble Beach and sat among many other rare and exotic Alfa Romeo automobiles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2007

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