1936 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 spe­cial

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

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.

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