The fabulous Alfa Romeo 6C 1750

Riding in an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato
In the 1920's, Alfa Romeo was fortunate to steal Vittorio Jano away from Fiat (Jano had designed some of Fiat's most successful Grand Prix cars). Working from the 1.5 liter 6 cylinder platform, Jano designed the new and now famous 6C 1750 (1.75 liter 6 cylinder). Produced from 1929 through 1933, 2579 6C 1750's were produced in three variations: single overhead cam Turismo, twin overhead cam Gran Turismo, and and the Gran Sport (a supercharged Gran Turismo). The cars were sold as a rolling chassis and predominantly bodied by either Touring, Castagna, or Zagato. These cars had a tremendous racing record in the hands of teams such as Scuderia Ferrari. That's me seen riding in a friends 6C 1750 Gran Turismo with Zagato body (arguably the best looking body to grace the 6C chassis). Zagato made its reputation building bodies of the "Superleggera" type - basically aluminum body panels over a steel tube framework. I remember the car being quite fast and having wonderful brakes for a 1930's vintage automobile. It wasn't the easiest car to drive as it wanted to be kept at higher revs, however, it was certainly a memorable ride.

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