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Alfa 4C triumphs at Villa d'Este

Alfa Romeo enjoyed a successful stay at Villa d'Este, with the Italian manufacturer collecting four prizes at the Concorso di Eleganza.

Alfa brought its 4C sports coupe concept and a sixth series 6C 1750 GS from 1933. As well as the Concorso d'Eleganza Best of Show awarded by the jury, and another prize voted for by the public, the 6C also won the Coppa d'Oro.

Meanwhile, the Alfa Romeo 4C took the Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes, as chosen by the public at Villa d'Este. The 4C benefits from the brand's experience with the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and the 8C Spider.

The Alfa 6C 1750 GS on display was a coupe designed by the Figoni coach builders and presented for the first time in Paris in 1933, which has been well placed at several previous concorsi d'eleganza. A lightweight version won its category at the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1935.

Between 1929 and 1933, Alfa Romeo produced a series of sports cars for use on the road and in competition, specifically the 1750 6Cs, where 6C referred to the 6 cylinder in-line 1752 cm? engine. Originally developed by designer Vittorio Jano, the 1750 6C was presented in Rome in 1929, and over the four years which followed, it was continually updated and improved, with six successive series. The vehicles produced were for the most part sold as a complete chassis and outfitted by specialist firms, many of them with open two-seater bodies.

Posted on 01.06.2012
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