1936 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 special
Built around a 6C rolling chassis by Murray Rainey (father of competitor, Joy) in the 1970s, his remodelling of Alfa Romeo mechanicals went on to be a class record holder at Gurston Down Hillclimb in Wiltshire and a Castrol Midland hillclimb championship’s classic class winner. Joy part-financed the car’s restoration, which saw the engine rebuilt and fitted with a forced-induction system based around a pair of de Havilland Vampire cabin blowers. A dry-sump system was also fitted to lower the engine and coachbuilder Robert Peel built a body from an 8C pattern and jigs it already had. Recommissioned and now ‘running and driving beautifully’, it’s a car that’s significant for many good reasons.