Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16

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'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).

The 8C 2300 Le Mans model on display at the Museo Alfa Romeo was bought by Sir Henry Birkin in 1931 for competition use, but it is not the car in which Birkin and Howe won the 1931 Le Mans 24 hours.

A 1933 8C 2300 Le Mans, chassis #2311201, is part of the permanent collection at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, PA, US. The car was owned by Lord Howe who campaigned it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1934 (DNF) as well as in 1935 when it set the fastest lap before retiring

This diecast model by Metro was sourced from Aston's Auctioneers in November 2014

 
Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16 Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16 Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16
Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16 Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16 Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16
Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16 Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16 Metro; 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c; 1931 24h Le Mans 1st; Howe & Birkin; RN16
     

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