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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: 2211138
Built ahead of the 1933 season, this Monza was most likely sold new to French racer Jean-Pierre Wimille. He campaigned at a variety of events that year with seconds in the Marne and Comminges Grands Prix as the best results. Under new ownership, the car continued to be raced in 1934 with Raymond Sommer, amongst others, doing the driving. In July of 1935, it was most likely used to set a variety of Class D International speed records at Montlhéry. A piston failure thwarted their attempt to go for the outright 48 hours record. The 8C 2300 was then sold to Portugal and eventually ended up in Brazil during the second half of the 1930s. It was raced in South America at a variety of events before being finally pulled from active duty. It changed hands several times but was in remarkably good condition when Colin Crabbe found the car in 1980. Chassis 2211138 was stored, on stands, in a mechanic's garage. Brought back to England, it was fully restored and ready in time for Crabbe to show the car at the 8C 2300's 50th anniversary celebration. Following a spell in the hands of Jeffrey Pattinson, it is today part of a formidable stable of historic racing cars in Germany. (Source: The Legendary 2.3, by Simon Moore)

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1932
Engine number 2211138
First owner Jean-Pierre Wimille
Last known location German Private Collection
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  Article Image gallery (144) Chassis (9) 2211138 Specifications