Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Museo Arese (1930) 1/43 scale
The new masterpiece by Jano.
The 6C 1750 is presented to the public according to the Auto Show in Rome in January 1929 as a response to the demands of the fans, already in love with the 6C 1500, claiming more power and more muscle. The engine is then led to the displacement of 1,752 cc by increasing, compared to the previous 6C 1500, and stroke. Success was immediate and after version Tourism, Sport and the Super Sport with the engine 64 horses (which become 85 with the installation of a Roots-type supercharger), in 1930 the third set to go to the fourth, within which we are prepared by the Gran Turismo 55 horses and the magnificent Grand Sport, which series had 85 horses. Jano designed this sports version, which is the pinnacle of the range Alfa Romeo 1930, so as to achieve maximum performance while maintaining the qualities of the now classic Alfa. The engine comes standard with a two-lobe supercharger built the house, larger than that of the 6C 1500. The 6C 1750's racing luck is immediate, a Super Sport debuted and immediately won the Mille Miglia in 1929 with Campari and Ramponi, but it is in 1930 that, with the Gran Sport fixed head, the Alfa Romeo says in a peremptory and definitive its superiority over any rival by winning the Mille Miglia of that year, finishing in the top three in the Tourist Trophy and imposing the 24 Hours of Spa.
The specimen, by Zagato bodywork, sports a different line from the best-known version, with wider front fenders and wraparound rear wings connected to the tail. The car is part of the collection of the Historical Museum of Arese (chassis No. 8,513,080). Limited edition of 50 pieces.
To my father, 1934-2014