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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 2111032 Used as a Works car in 1932, chassis 2111032 was sold early in 1933 to Scuderia Ferrari. They had the original Monza body replaced by Zagato built Spider coachwork. Ferrari entered the car in the Mille Miglia for Tazio Nuvolari. He drove the car to victory in the legendary r>>>

Chassis 2111037 Completed just ahead of the 1932 Mille Miglia, chassis 2111037 is believed to be one of the four examples entered by the factory in that year's race. Recent research by 8C authority Simon Moore revealed that 2111037 was indeed the car driven to outright victory in the Mille >>>

Chassis 2111042 Believed to be a Works Monza, chassis 2111042 was used early in 1932 by Alfa Romeo, awaiting the completion of the new Tipo B / P3 Grand Prix car. It was subsequently sold to Raymond Sommer, who used the car in Grands Prix as well as sports car races. For the latter use, the>>>

Chassis 2111046 One of the 1931 works cars, this 8C 2300 Monza was sold at the end of the season to Paul Emil Hofman of Milan, Italy. He entered the car for Czech-born Charley Jellen in a variety of events during the 1933 season. In 1934, a subsequent owner fielded the ex-works Monza in the>>>

Chassis 2211077 This Monza was built new for Swedish privateer racer Per Wiktor Widengren. Painted in the Swedish racing colours of blue with a yellow stripe, it was raced with considerable success in Scandavia. Widengren used the car both on paved circuits and ice tracks. He also made seve>>>

Chassis 2211097 By 1933, the Alfa Romeo Works team had switched to the Tipo B but the Milanese company still offered the 8C 2300 Monza to customers. One of the last built is 2211097, which was sold new to Philippe Etancelin. Painted bright blue, Etancelin raced the car very successfully in >>>

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>>>

Chassis 2211130 Although sold new to an Italian, chassis 2211130 was the first Monza to appear in a British event. This was a May 1933 handicap race at Brooklands, where the Hon. Brian Lewis promptly drove it to victory. While the car was originally painted red, it soon received a splash of>>>

Chassis 2211135 Completed ahead of the 1933 season, an 8C 2300 Monza was sold new to Portuguese entrant Frederico Abecassis. He entered the car in 1933 and 1934 for Vasco Sameiro, who raced the Monza in their native Portugal but also on the Isle of Man. According to Simon Moore in his 8C 23>>>

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>>>

Chassis 2311218 Using a third series chassis, this 8C 2300 was built to full Monza specification with a Brianza body. It was sold new to Cesare Sanguinetti, a gentleman racer from the Genova area. Although it changed hands several times during the 1930s, it always remained in the same regio>>>

  Article Image gallery (170) Chassis (11) Specifications