1936 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 spe­cial

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

Many buy­ers of pre-war cars pre­fer patina over con­cours, and this ex-Joy Rainey Alfa spe­cial was just right, be­ing good through­out and hav­ing a fan­tas­tic his­tory, hav­ing been built by the fa­ther of highly-re­garded mo­tor sport com­peti­tor, Joy Rainey, from a 6C 2300 chas­sis. Much in­ge­nu­ity was used in the car’s cre­ation, in­clud­ing the use of two heater blow­ers from a DeHav­il­land Vam­pire jet fighter as su­per­charg­ers, while a be­spoke body re­placed the orig­i­nal plan for a scruffy BMW 328 af­fair. Out­ings at Prescott, Shel­s­ley Walsh and the Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed added to its ap­peal, and many on­look­ers felt that it was very much a case of not if it would sell, but how much it would sell for.

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