1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Zagato 5th Series
These legendary cars, produced between 1929 and 1932 owe its victories to its outstanding performance, exceptional torque, accurate steering, powerful braking and superb roadholding.
This beautiful Zagato bodied two-seater Spyder is a very original example with matching body stamps and part numbers. First registered in Milan on 27th May 1931, it was then sold to the second owner in October of that year and remained on the same registration number until taken back to the Alfa factory in 1935. Records show that the Milan registration number was then changed and the car sold again in 1935 to Magda Tocci. The car was imported to the UK for a while, we believe it was registered in East London area and given the registration number HLE 833, it remained in the UK until 1951. It was then sold to an American a Mr Robert Sutton of Minneapolis. In 1951 Robert entered the Alfa into Land-o-Lakes regional rally and Elkhart Lake races in August 1951.
It appeared again in 1952 with new owner Mr P.V. Sturges, Jr- Chicopee Falls, MA (Lindy Shreve Sturges) wearing a “Monza” style radiator shroud.
The current owners, the Richardson family brought the car back into the UK in the early 1990’s after travelling to the States to buy the car. On its return they had the car restored having only the front wings replaced and retaining the originals, painting it in a distinctive red and black paintwork and once finished used it as the daily drive around the village. Dennis successfully completed the Madeira Rally 1997-1998 and the Mille Miglia in 2000, 2002.
It has the original 1,752 cc DOHC supercharged inline six-cylinder engine with S.U. Carburettor, a period modification approved by Thompson and Taylor of Brooklands, four-speed manual transmission, front and rear live axle suspension with leaf springs. A replacement head supplied by JSWL was fitted in 2008 with the original retained. 1 of 106 chassis built in 1931 of which only 23 Zagato coachworks still remaining, noted in 1989. Currently UK registered and has a copy of the FIVA identity card issued in 1999. Welcome at many major historical events.
Now available for its next adventures.