At the start of World War II, Alfa Romeo was busy building the 6C 2500. After the war, in 1946, when the brand resumed production, the 6C 2500 once again was the first model to go into production. In the partially destroyed Portello factory, various models were produced, including the Tourismo, Sport, and Super Sport variants. At that time, the chassis was considered one of the best in the world, and despite its age, it was even better rated by the press and technicians than the chassis of the then-new Ferrari.
Between 1947 and 1950, approximately 2,500 6C 2500’s were built, of which only 680 being the model you see here: the 6C 2500 Sport Freccia d’Oro, which means “Golden Arrow.” This model was able to compete amongst the absolute top at the time. The body was no longer bolted to the chassis but welded to it. This was completely new and was first applied to the Freccia d’Oro by Alfa Romeo.
This Freccia d’Oro was assembled at Carrozzeria Alfa, essentially the precursor to Alfa Romeo Centro Stile, Alfa’s own factory. Under the hood, the 6C 2500 has a six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 2.5 litres, specifically 2,443 cc, delivering 90 horsepower. This allowed the 6C to reach a top speed of 155 kilometres per hour. Bare in mind that we are talking about a car that is over 75 years old! It is also the original engine that the car was delivered with, so it has matching numbers.
The Freccia d’Oro was so sporty that two units were used in the 1950 Carrera Panamericana, one with Taruffi behind the wheel and the other with Bonini and Bonetto.
The car you see here has been fully restored with great respect for its originality. This means that anything beautiful enough to be kept original remained so. The interior is completely original, as is the dashboard, with a fantastic working set of instruments. Behind the wheel, you will feel as if you are transported back to the time when this Alfa Romeo was new. Considering what was possible in terms of production and the machinery used at that time, it is almost incomprehensible how beautiful this interior must have been.
The body, of course, is stunning. It is in an amazing condition without being overly restored. It has been done with due respect for its time. It goes without saying that this car is in “top condition,” but the paint is not too modern, with a too thin an appearance and excessive gloss. It is evident that the restoration was carried out by professional craftsmen who also have a love for classics. Original Alfa Romeo wheels are, of course, present, as well as good tires that do not look overly modern.
There is an interesting fact relating to this 6C 2500: in 1974, the car was painted black to be used in the film “Mussolini: the last act,” directed by Carlo Lizzani and featuring Rod Steiger, Franco Nero, Henry Fonda, and Lisa Gastoni. Much later, the car’s body was restored back to its original state.
This 6C 2500 can be considered truly unique. Rarely does a car like this still have so much originality, such as the interior and the matching numbers engine. It is a beautifully restored car ready for a magnificent future. It is also prepared for prestigious events like the Mille Miglia.
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