One of the (approximately) 12 copies of the Touring Spiders Alfa Romeo comes to auction.
In just a few days you will have an important auction that will bring together many classic car collectors from all over the world. If you are a fan of this type of events, you have to mark your calendar on the 20th of August, date in which will be held in Monterey, a city in the state of California (USA), an important auction of classic cars and in which we find this truly “rara avis”, a Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider of the year 1939 and created by the coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring.
it Is an Alfa Romeo 8C Spider very rare as according to the auction house RM Sotheby’s, there is only accounted for approximately 12 units as of today “are living”. At the time, was rated as the convertible sports most advanced of its time. Also called as the Italian equivalent of the Bugatti Atlantic, while others compared it to the Mercedes 540K in terms of the driving experience it offered.
on the other hand, the history of this Alfa 8C Spider is very peculiar, and that is, there is no record of the car since its production in 1939 up to the year 1949. In that year the car was imported to Brazil from Italy. The amateur pilot Mario Tavares Leite was the one who decided to import this 8C 2900B to the brazilian region. Throughout the following, it is known that the car was modified in a major way.
This Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider, 1939, created by the “coachbuilder” Touring will be auctioned off.
The chassis was shortened and even, the classic model of Alfa Romeo you came to equip an engine of the Chevrolet Corvette to convert it into a racing car. At the beginning of the decade of the 70s, the chassis was sold and brought back to Europe. In 1993 he died his owner and again the chassis was sold. At this point, it was when you started your restoration to be completed in the year 1997.
Another achievement that you can boast to have this Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider, 1939, is to have obtained the second prize in the Contest of Elegance of Pebble Beach in the edition of the year 1999.
As we have said at the beginning of the article, this will be one of the many classic cars that will be auctioned in Monterey at the end of this month. Does your price? Pure chump change for the attendees. And is that is expected to reach a figure estimated to be between 18 and 23 million euros. Who does not carry this amount in your portfolio? See what is the number that finally reached during the auction.