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Alfa Romeo 6c

Alfa Romeo 6C
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Parent company
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Production 1925–1954
Assembly
Predecessor Alfa Romeo RM
Successor Alfa Romeo 1900
Class
Body style
Layout FR layout
Platform
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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Designer
1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Bertone


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 such as James Young, Zagato, Bertone, Touring, Castagna, and Pininfarina. Starting from 1933 there was also a 6C version with a factory Alfa body, built in Portello.


6C 1500 (1925-1929)

Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport 1929 from Louwman Collection

In the mid-1920s, Alfa's RL was considered too large and heavy, so a new development began. The 6C1500 was introduced in 1925 at Milan, production started 1927, with the P2 Grand Prix car as starting point. Engine capacity was now 1487 cc, against the P2's 1987 cc, while supercharging was dropped. First versions were bodied by Young and Touring.

In 1928, a 6C Sport was released, with a dual overhead camshafts engine. Its sport version won many races, including the 1928 Mille Miglia. Total production was 3000 (200 with DOHC engine). Ten copies of a supercharged (compressore, compressor) Super Sport variant were also made.



Variants:

  • 6C 1500, 44 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 109kmh (1925-1929)
  • 6C 1500 Sport, 54 bhp @ 4500 rpm, 125kmh (1928-1929)- 171 cars
  • 6C 1500 Super Sport compressore, 76 bhp @ 4800 rpm, 140kmh (1928-1929)
  • 6C 1500 TF, 84 bhp @ 5000 rpm (1928-1929)


6C 1750 (1929-1933)

Alfa Romeo 6C Gran Sport (1931)

The more powerful 6C 1750 (1752cc actual) was introduced in 1929 in Rome. Base model had a single overhead cam; Super Sport and Gran Sport versions had DOHC. Again, a supercharger was available. Total production was 369.


Variants:

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


6C 1900 (1933)

The 6C 1900 (1917cc) was introduced 1933, now with an aluminium head for the first time. Only 197 copies were made.


Variants:

  • 6C 1900 GT, 68 bhp @ 4500 rpm, 130kmh


6C 2300 (1934-1937)

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

The 6C 2300 (2309cc) was designed by Vittorio Jano as a cheaper alternative to the 8C.


Variants:

  • 6C 2300 Turismo, 68 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 120kmh (1934)
  • 6C 2300 Gran Turismo, 76 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 130kmh (1934)
  • 6C 2300B Gran Turismo, 76 bhp @ 4400 rpm (1935-1937)
  • 6C 2300 Pescara, 95 bhp @ 4500 rpm, 144kmh (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
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport



Introduced in 1938, the 2500 (2443 cc) was the last 6C road car. World War II was coming and car development was stopped, but a few hundred 6C 2500s were built from 1940-1945. Postwar, the first new Alfa model was the 1946 6C 2500 Freccia d'Oro (Golden Arrow), of which 680 were built through 1951, with bodyes by Alfa. It was sold to wealthy customers like King Farouk, Alì Khan, Rita Hayworth, Tyrone Power, and Prince Rainier.

The 6C 2500 Villa d'Este was introduced in 1949 and was produced until 1952, named for the Concours d'Elegance held in Villa d'Este; a Touring Superleggera-bodied version won the prize. Villa d'Este was Alfa's last hand built model, only 36 examples made. The last 6C was produced in 1952, and was replaced by the 1900.


Variants:

  • 6C 2500 Coloniale 90 bhp @ 4500 rpm (1939-1942), 152 produced
  • 6C 2500, 90 bhp @ 4600 rpm (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)

A 6C 3000 was prototype made in 1950, basically a 2500 with a 3L engine. It did not appear until 1952, as the CM, built for racing, with a 3.5L engine, in four coupé and two spider versions.


Variants:

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


External links


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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car
GP P1 / P2 Tipo A Tipo B (P3) Tipo C (8C-35) Tipo 308 158 / 159 Alfetta
Bi-motore 12C Tipo 512
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Type 1950s 1960s 1970s
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
Small family car Dauphine* Alfasud
Compact executive car Giulietta (750/101)
Giulia Giulietta (116)
1750 Alfetta
Executive car 1900 2000 2600 2000 Alfa 6
Cabriolet 1900 2000 2600
Coupé Giulietta Sprint
Giulia Alfetta GT/GTV and GTV6
1900 2000 2600
Roadster Spider
Gran Sport Quattroruote
Sports car 6C 2500 Montreal
33 Stradale
Off-road Matta
Racing car TZ/GTA
158/159 Tipo 33 177
*Dauphine was produced under Renault license
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1940-1950 158 | 6c 2500
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