1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider by Touring

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider

The 8C 2900 was not a mere sports car, but the most advanced, modern and compelling sports car that money could buy. To the gentleman who was accustomed to watching the workings of his Swiss watch or mastering the intricacies of his yacht’s sails, it was a symphony.

It is a reality understood by those in racing circles that these high-performance Alfa Romeos and many other similar cars were simply tools used on a track, and Read More

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Headed to Gooding Pebble Beach

Gooding Monza

Gooding & Company has added yet another huge Alfa Romeo to its Pebble Beach Auction — a 1933 8C 2300 Monza with period race history and a long, unbroken ownership history.

Only 39 of these cars were made, and this car carries an estimate of $12 million to $15 million.

Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction is scheduled for August 20-21 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center.

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RM Sotheby’s adds 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B to Monterey Docket

RM Mann

Top-tier auction houses work very, very hard to put spectacular cars into their Monterey Car Week lineups, and RM Sotheby’s 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B is a star car of star cars.

This car, from the Sam and Emily Mann Collection, is the first “Alfa 2.9” to reach public auction this century, and it will spark very serious competition among bidders at RM Sotheby’s August 19-20 sale in downtown Monterey.

To see the Read More

1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce

1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce

This Alfa Romeo was the recipient of a comprehensive rotisserie restoration. The South Florida collector who owns the car has a collection of Italian classics and executed the restoration with both his in-house team and Alfa marque specialists at Auto Veloce Inc. in North Miami, FL. Underneath, the car is presented “as jewelry,” and this also applies to the engine bay and interior. No details were spared in the show-quality restoration, as many of the parts such as the lights, Read More

Should the Alfa Spider be Restored for Concours or Driving?

What level should it go to

Here’s a quick update on the 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce.

It went to Alfa guru Bill Gillham for some rust repair in the rockers and trunk a few months ago.

As he disassembled the car, he found corrosion in nearly every nook and cranny. While the car looked good at first glance, it actually bent when you put it up on the lift.

Although I wanted to keep the patina the car had developed in my decades of ownership, it Read More