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  Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1931 - 1932
Numbers built:1931: 6
1932: 4
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 25, 2009
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Chassis: 2211120
One of several Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monzas available to Scuderia Ferrari, chassis 2211120 was fitted with a 2.6-litre engine from new. Ferrari entered the car in the Monaco Grand Prix for Tazio Nuvolari, who lead the race until he had to retire on the very last lap of the race. In July of 1933 it was registered for road use and then entered in the Swedish Grand Prix for Antonio Brivio. Although it was Ferrari's single entry, Brivio won the eventful race against a colourful mix of racing cars. Later in 1933, it was also used in the Mont Ventoux hill-climb and at San Sebastian. Over the winter, the car was rebuilt at Scuderia Ferrari and re-emerged in 1934, simply tagged SF28. Among the changes made were adjustable hydraulic dampers, which the car still wears today. It was then raced at the Mille Miglia, where it ran as high as fifth before retiring. It was then acquired by amateur racer Vittorio Belmondo, who campaigned the car extensively during the 1934 and 1935 seasons.

Although there was a period report that the car was broken up, it was actually sold to South Africa in 1936. Soon thereafter, it was acquired by local racer Bill Roderick, who continued to race the car in the final years of the decade. During the 1950s and 1960s, it was raced extensively by Dr Hugh Gearing until a crash at Kyalami in 1968 damaged the car. During the second half of the 1970s and the early 1980s, it was fully restored by Gearing in his spare time. In 1986, the ex-Scuderia Ferrari machine was acquired by a German enthusiast along with the original Brianza body that Gearing had removed in the 1950s. He had the car brought to full running order by Paul Grist. It has since been raced extensively by the owner and his two sons. In 2012 it was famously driven over the road from Germany to Goodwood for the Revival, where it was raced to victory before driven back on the road once again. For this achievement, Max Werner was awarded 'Driver of the weeked'.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1932
Serial number SF28
First owner Scuderia Ferrari
Last known location German Historic Racer
Appearances

2018 Goodwood Members' Meeting 2017 Goodwood Revival 2017 Goodwood Revival 2017 Goodwood Revival
2017 Goodwood Revival 2017 Goodwood Revival 2017 Goodwood Revival 2017 Goodwood Revival
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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 2015 Interclassics and Topmobiel 2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival
2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Essen Motor Show

  Article Image gallery (97) Chassis (6) 2211120 Specifications