1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300

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The Alfa Romeo 8C was originally a range of Alfa Romeo road, race and sports cars of the 1930s. The 8C designates 8 cylinders, and originally a straight 8-cylinder engine. The Vittorio Jano designed 8C was Alfa Romeo's primary racing engine from its introduction in 1931 to its retirement in 1939. In addition to the two-seater sports cars it was used in the world's first genuine single-seat Grand Prix racing car, the Monoposto 'Tipo B' - P3 from 1932 onwards.

'8C 2300 tipo Le Mans' was the sport version of the '8C 2300' and it had a successful debut in the 1931 Eireann Cup driven by Henry Birkin. It won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1931 (Howe-Birkin); 1932 (Chinetti-Sommer); 1933 (Nuvolari-Sommer) and 1934 (Chinetti-Etancelin).

 
1931 Alfa Romeo 8c IXO; Alfa Romeo 8C; 1932 24h Le Mans DNF; Curzon & Birkin; RN9  
IXO LM1932; Alfa Romeo 8C; 1932 24h Le Mans 1st; Sommer & Chinetti; RN8 IXO; Alfa Romeo 8C; 1932 24h Le Mans DNF; Curzon & Birkin; RN9  

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