Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red

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The Alfa Romeo 6C name was used on road, race, and sports cars produced between 1927 and 1954 by Alfa Romeo; the "6C" name refers to the six cylinders of the car's straight-six engine. Bodies for these cars were made by coachbuilders such as James Young, Zagato, Touring Superleggera, Castagna, and Pininfarina.

The 6C 1750 (1,752 cc actual) was introduced in 1929 in Rome. The car had a top speed of 95 mph (153 km/h), a chassis designed to flex and undulate over uneven surfaces, as well as sensitive geared-up steering. It was produced in six series between 1929 and 1933. The base model had a single overhead cam. Super Sport and Gran Sport versions had a double overhead cam engine (DOHC). Again, a supercharger was available. Most of the cars were sold as rolling chassis and bodied by coachbuilders such as Zagato, and Touring Superleggera. Additionally there were 3 examples built with James Young bodywork, one of which is a part of the permanent collection at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, PA, USA, in original and unrestored condition.

In 1929, the 6C won every major racing event in which it was entered, including the Grands Prix of Belgium, Spain, Tunis and Monza, and the Mille Miglia was won by Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi. The car also won the Brooklands Double Twelve and the Ulster TT. In 1930 the car again won the Mille Miglia and Spa 24 Hours. Total production was 2,635.

This diecast model by Minichamps was sourced from Warwick & Warwick auctioneers in November 2019

 
Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red
Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red
Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red Minichamps 403 120433; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS; Red
     

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