Alfa Romeo

6C 2500 Spider Corsa

The Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 was produced in different versions : Coloniale, Turismo, Sport and Super Sport.

“ Whenever I restore a car, it is like giving it back its beauty. And, this car offered a great challenge in that respect. “

 ~ Diego De Luca ~ 

 
  • Model 6C 2500 Spider Corsa

  • Engine 2,443 cc

  • Max power 145 bhp (108 kW) @ 5500 rpm

  • Fuel system triple carburetor

  • Top speed 200 km/h (124 mph)

TECHNICAL DATA

 

HISTORY

By 1939 the 6C 2500 had replaced the 6C 2300B series. This new series offered greater perfomance, its engine was 6 cylinders with 2443cc. However, with the outbreak of World War II the production of luxurious cars diminished considerably though it never stopped. In 1944 Alfa Romeo’s factory was left in ruins after the bombardment of Milan on October 20 th . Such was the state of destruction that Alfa’s managing directors considered the possibility of moving the factory somewhere else but ended up rebuilding it in its original premises. As the rebuilding works were progressing, the machinery that had been protected during the war was brought back to restart production. As the economc situation after war times was not at all favourable they decided to start with a limited production of cars using the prewar 6C 2500 chassis.The Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 was produced in different versions : Coloniale, Turismo, Sport and Super Sport. The 6C 2500 Coloniale was for military use, around 150 cars were produced and delivered between 1941 y 1942. The Turismo type came in two different versions : with 5 seats and with 6 or 7 seats.with a 3.25 wheelbase chassis and body made by Alfa romeo. The Sport version had a 3m wheelbase chassis for 5 passengers and the Super Sport version was shorter with a 2,75 wheelbase. Almost all Italian coach builders made bodies for the 6C2500, however most of them were made either by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, easily recognizable for its striking curves, and by Pininfarina with a soberer though no less elegant style.

 

CONSTRUCTION

Restoring an Alfa Romeo 6C2500 is always a hard job, no matter how much experience you may
have but the hardest part for me in this particular case was the body. Little was left of the
aluminum body the previous owner had built for it so I chose a body that would be similar to the Spider Corsa
SS version of the 6C2500 made by Carrozeria Touring Superleggera. However, this was a Sport
chassis and therefore 25cm longer than the Super Sport. Shortening the chassis would imply losing
the authenticity of matching numbers so the body would have to be longer.
Making a tail that would be harmonious with the rest of the body was no easy task and several
drawings and scale models were discarded before we made a final decision. I must admit that the
final outcome surpassed my expectations. The car is imposing and robust but elegant and sports as
well. It has the beauty of one which is like no other, unique”

 

GALLERY

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