Lot 150


1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Passo Corto Super Sport Cabriolet by Pinin Farina


€400,000 - €500,000 EUR | Not Sold

Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



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  • Supplied new to the sugar conglomerate Eridania Zuccherifici Nazional in 1949
  • Documented by Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo (RIAR) and Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI)
  • One of 383 short-wheelbase 6C 2500 chassis produced
  • Powered by its matching-numbers 2.5-litre DOHC six-cylinder engine
  • Finished in Bordeaux over an Oxblood leather interior with a beige convertible top
  • Known ownership from new, with just six previous Italian owners
  • Accompanied by an Estratto Cronologico further to ASI, RIAR, and Alfa Romeo documentation

Often termed “The Last Great Alfa”, the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 represented the end of a long line of six-cylinder Alfa Romeos that began in 1928 with the 6C 1500. The 6C 2500 was introduced in 1938 and was built until 1952.

In creating the 6C 2500, Alfa Romeo retained the 6C 2300’s independently sprung suspension while upgrading the engine. Bruno Treviso redesigned the classic straight six-cylinder engine, increasing the cylinder bore by two millimetres for a 2.5-litre displacement as well as improving the cylinder head for enhanced aspiration and increased compression. In the case of the car offered here, these improvements were combined with the more desirable Super Sport, or “SS”, chassis, creating among the most powerful and sought after configurations ever offered by Alfa Romeo.

Built on 10 May 1949, this Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS, chassis 915783, was sent to Pinin Farina and received their cabriolet body on a desirable short-wheelbase chassis – or Passo Corto in Italian. A certificate of origin was issued on 8 August and the car was registered on 5 September, delivered in Genova with licence plates “GE 46353”. Ordered new by the famous Italian sugar company Eridania Zuccherifici Nazionali, the 6C was one of the most expensive cars in the world at this time, costing Eridania 4.4 million Italian lire.

On 25 September 1957, Eridania sold the Alfa Romeo to Fidia S.R.L. of Genova for the sum of 300,000 lire. The owner of Fidia, Mr Antonio Luscardo, sold the car on 24 March 1971 to Mr Arnaldo Ginocchio, who retained it until 1989, when he sold the car to Mondo VI SpA. On 30 March 1995, chassis 915873 changed hands, but a year later, the car sold to the previous owner.

On 22 May 1997, the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo (RIAR) inspected chassis 915873 and on 10 June that year, confirmed its certification after meeting their high standards. A note on their certificate commends the vehicle for adhering to the factory specifications. In 1998, this car also received an ASI identity card, which accompanies the car.

In 2019 the previous owner decided to part ways with his beloved 6C 2500 SS and sold the car to the current owner – an esteemed collector – on 11 May that year.

This Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS is an extremely well-preserved example, retaining its original interior, and has always remained in Italian ownership. Today, it is still registered with its original Genova registration number. The bodywork sports Bordeaux paint, contrasted by a beige convertible soft top and an oxblood leather interior. Offered with RIAR and ASI homologation papers as well as a Certificate of Origin from Alfa Romeo, upon inspection it has been confirmed that chassis 915783 retains its matching-numbers engine.

As one of just 383 short-wheelbase examples built, alongside its esteemed certification, this 6C 2500 Super Sport is sure to draw attention on the open roads or the concours lawns. The car represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of Alfa Romeo’s most iconic post-war designs, which is highly eligible for all major historic rallies and concours events.