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  Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Touring Cabriolet

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1943
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Touring
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionIn the second half of the 1930s Alfa Romeo had mastered the art of vehicle refinement, this was showcased in the excellent 6C 2500 line-up. Powered by a 2.5 litre version of Vittorio Jano's 6 cylinder engine, the 6C 2500 was available with various wheelbases. The chassis featured all round independent suspension with wishbones at the front and swing-axles at the rear. The top-of-the line model was the short-wheel base ss model launched in 1939. Not only did it have a shorter wheelbase than the other models, it was also equipped with a high-compression 105bhp version of the 6C engine.

Most of the chassis constructed received their body work from Touring. These bodies ranged from 4 seater saloons, to coupes and to convertibles. Featured is one of only three Touring Cabriolets fitted on the ss spec chassis. s/n 915527 was built and stamped by the factory in 1943, but it was not delivered to its first owner in Switzerland until 1945 because of the Second World War. The other two ss Touring Cabriolets looked slightly different with the front lights mounted closer to the grill instead of mounted far out in the wings as seen in the featured example.

Since a thorough restoration in Italy it has won several awards. It is pictured here at the 2002 Louis Vuitton Classic Concours d'Elegance at Parc de Bagatelle in Paris.

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