1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3

Tim Scott ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Chassis 50006 is the sixth example of the seven Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 second-series wide-body cars, and it is one of three originally fitted with the Dubonnet suspension and reversed quarter-elliptical leaf springs (as opposed to being converted by the factory following initial manufacture).

Stamped with Scuderia Ferrari number 46, this car interchangeably participated in the campaigns of 1935 with the other Tipo B cars.

The factory and the Scuderia did not record individual chassis records, so it is nearly impossible to determine with any certainty which chassis was used in any given race. It is nevertheless strongly believed that vaunted drivers such as Nuvolari and Varzi piloted and tested this car.

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Thor grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars , racing cars and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for more than 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he’s not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors Inc., a collector-car dealer and vintage-racing support company based in Redmond, WA. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he has put that expertise to good use for SCM since 2003.

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