Gooding offers 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet at Pebble Beach

Gooding & Company

A very rare 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet with Pinin Farina coachwork has joined the lineup for Gooding & Company’s August 16-17 Pebble Beach Auctions.

The Tipo 256 was a special competition version of the 6C 2500 SS from Scuderia Ferrari in Modena for the 1939 racing season. This car was immediately transformed into a road car after purchase. Pinin Farina built the body from a Count Mario Revelli de Beaumont design. Piero Dusio, founder of Cisitalia, was a past owner.

The Tipo 256 joins Gooding’s strong Pebble Beach lineup, which also includes the famous, Le Mans-winning 1969 Porsche 917 “Longtail.” This car, in the light blue and orange Gulf colors, was featured in Steve McQueen’s “Le Mans” movie. Gooding also is offering Briggs Cunningham’s 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. This car was also the first production Gullwing to be delivered to a private customer.

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