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Alfa Romeo 2500

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport.jpg
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
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Production 1925–1954
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Predecessor Alfa Romeo RM
Successor Alfa Romeo 1900
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Platform FR/RWD
Engine 1.5 L I6
1.7 L I6
1.9 L I6
2.3 L I6
2.5 L I6
3.0 L I6
3.5 L I6
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The Alfa Romeo 6C name was used on road, race and sports cars made between 1925–1954 by Alfa Romeo. 6C refers to to a straight 6 engine. Bodies to these cars were made by coachbuilders like: James Young, Zagato ,Touring ,Castagna and Pininfarina. Starting from 1933 there was also 6C version with Alfa Romeo own body manufactured in Portello.


6C 1500 (1925-1929)

Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport 1929 from Louwman Collection

Mid 1920s Alfa Romeo RL was considered too large and heavy, so new car development started. 6C 1500 was introduced in 1925 Milan and production started 1927. Alfa Romeo P2 Grand Prix car was taken as starting point. Engine capacity was now 1487 cc instead of P2's 1987 cc, also supercharger was dropped away. First versions were carrying bodies from James Young and Carrozzeria Touring. In 1928 6C Sport version was released, this car had engine with two overhead camshafts. Sport version won many races like the 1928 Mille Miglia. Total production amount was 3000, (200 with DOHC engine). Supercharged Super Sport variant was made 10 pieces.




Variants:

  • 6C 1500, 44 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 109 km/h (1925-1929)
  • 6C 1500 Sport, 54 bhp @ 4500 rpm, 125 km/h (1928-1929)
  • 6C 1500 Super Sport compressore, 76 bhp @ 4800 rpm, 140 km/h (1928-1929)
  • 6C 1500 TF, 84 bhp @ 5000 rpm (1928-1929)


6C 1750 (1929-1933)

Alfa Romeo 6C Gran Sport (1931)

More powerful 6C 1750 was introduced in 1929 in Rome. Engine was enlarged now to 1752 cc. Base model was with one overhead camshaft and Super Sport and Gran Sport versions had DOHC engine. Total production was 369.

Variants:

  • 6C 1750 Turismo, 46 bhp @ 4000 rpm, 109 km/h (1929-1933)
  • 6C 1750 Sport/Gran Turismo, 55 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 125 km/h (1929-1932)
  • 6C 1750 Super Sport/Gran Sport, 64 bhp @ 4500 rpm, 130 km/h (1929-1932)
  • 6C 1750 Super Sport/Gran Sport compressore,85 bhp @ 4500 rpm, 144 km/h) (1929-1932)
  • 6C 1750 Gran Turismo compressore, 80 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 135 km/h (1931-1932)
  • 6C 1750 Super Sport/Gran Sport/TF, 85 bhp @ 4800 rpm, 170 km/h (1929-1930)

6C 1900 (1933)

6C 1900 (1917  cc, 68 bhp) was introduced 1933, engine had now first time aluminium head. Only 197 pieces was made.

Variants:

  • 6C 1900 GT, 68 bhp @ 4500 rpm, 130 km/h


6C 2300 (1934-1937)

Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Touring
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Sport Cabriolet

6C 2300 was designed by Vittorio Jano as cheaper alternative to 8C. Engine capacity was now 2309 cc.


Variants:

  • 6C 2300 Turismo, 68 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 120 km/h (1934)
  • 6C 2300 Gran Turismo, 76 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 130 km/h (1934)
  • 6C 2300B Gran Turismo, 76 bhp @ 4400 rpm (1935-1937)
  • 6C 2300 Pescara, 95 bhp @ 4500 rpm, 144 km/h (1934)
  • 6C 2300B Pescara, 95 bhp @ 4500 rpm (1935-1937)
  • 6C 2300 B Corto/Lungo (1935)
  • 6C 2300 B Mille Miglia


6C 2500 (1938-1952)

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Villa d'Este

2500 (2443 cc) was last road car version of 6C series, introduced in 1938. World War II was coming and car development was stopped, but a few hundred 6C 2500's were built from 1940-1945. After war first Alfa Romeo model was 1946 6C 2500 Freccia d'Oro (Golden Arrow). Freccia d'Oro was produced 680 copies between 1946-1951, car had Alfa Romeo's own bodywork and design. Car was sold to wealthy customers like King Farouk, Alì Khan, Rita Hayworth, Tyrone Power and Prince Rainier, car was also featured in The Godfather movie in 1972.

6C 2500 Villa d'Este was introduced in 1949 and was produced until 1952. Car name was derived from "Concours d'Elegance" competition held in Villa d'Este named place, where that Touring Superleggera bodied version won the prize. Villa d'Este was last model from Alfa Romeo which was hand built, only 36 examples was made. 6C was produced until 1952 and was replaced with Alfa Romeo 1900.

Variants:

  • 6C 2500, 90 bhp @ 4600 (1938-1949)
  • 6C 2500 Turismo
  • 6C 2500 Sport, 95 bhp @ 4600 rpm (1947-1949)
  • 6C 2500 Super Sport
  • 6C 2500 Super Sport Corsa (1939-1953)
  • 6C 2500 Freccia d'Oro 90 bhp @ 4600 rpm (1946-1951)
  • 6C 2500 Villa d'Este 110 bhp @ 4800 rpm (1949-1952)
  • 6C 2500 GT (1950)
  • 6C 2500 Competizione 145 bhp @ 5500 rpm (1948)


6C 3000 (1950-1954)

6C 3000 was prototype made in 1950, basically it was 2500 model with 3L engine. It wasn't until 1952 as CM version was produced to racing purpose, this car had 3.5L engine and was made in four different coupe versions and two spider versions.

Variants:

  • 6C 3000 (1948)
  • 6C 3000 50 (1950)
  • 6C 3000 CM (Competizione Maggiorata, 275 bhp, 250 km/h, 1952)
  • 6C 3000 PR (1954)


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Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., a subsidiary of the Fiat S.p.A. since 1986, car timeline, 1910-1949 Next ->
Type 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
4-cyl. 12 HP / 15 HP / 24 HP / 15-20 HP / 20-30 HP 20/30 HP RM
4-cyl. 40/60 HP
4-cyl. ES Sport
6-cyl. G1 / G2 RL
6-cyl. 6C - 1500 / 1750 / 1900 / 2300 / 2500
8-cyl. 8C - 2300 / 2600 / 2900
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GP P1 / P2 Tipo A Tipo B (P3) Tipo C (8C-35) Tipo 308 158 / 159 Alfetta
Bi-motore 12C Tipo 512