Alfa Romeo 1935

6C 2300 - end of prod.
6C 2300B - new model
8C 2600 - end of prod.
8C 2900 - new model

Italy

The 8C 2900A was shown to the public at the 1935 London Motor Show and was advertised for sale there. The engine, with a compression ratio of 6.5:1 and power output of 220 bhp (160 kW) at 5300 rpm, was detuned from the Grand Prix racing version. The 6C 2300 was produced in 760 copies before a revised model, called the 6C 2300 B was presented. This version has completely newly designed chassis, with independent front suspension, rear swing axle, and hydraulic brakes.
 

6C 2300 and 6C 2300B

6c 2300 Gran Turismo
6c 2300 Turismo
6c 2300 Pescara
 
6C 2300B Gran Turismo (6 cyl, 2309 cc, 76 bhp) - new
6C 2300B Pescara (6 cyl, 2309 cc, 95 bhp) - new
6C 2300 B Corto/Lungo (6 cyl, 2309 cc) - new - end


6C 2300B Gran Turismo

Coupé Aerodynamico (36?) (Pescara?)
 

8C 2600

 


8 C 2300 (?) Coupé Aerodynamico
 

8C 2900

 

 

 

Victories:
2nd Monaco GP #18 Tipo B/P3 2.9 René Dreyfus
3rd Monaco GP #22 Tipo B/P3 2.9 Antonio Brivio
3rd Belgian GP #14 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Louis Chiron
1st German GP #12 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Tazio Nuvolari
2nd Italian GP #20 8C-35 3.8 Dreyfus / Nuvolari
European Championship Entries:
 Monaco GP 22.04.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
14 Tipo B/P3 2.9 Raymond Sommer Raymond Sommer 6th    
16 Tipo B/P3 2.9 Louis Chiron Scuderia Ferrari 5th    
18 Tipo B/P3 2.9 René Dreyfus Scuderia Ferrari 2nd    
20 Tipo B/P3 2.9 Tazio Nuvolari Scuderia Ferrari fail.    
22 Tipo B/P3 2.9 Antonio Brivio Scuderia Ferrari 3rd    
             
 French GP 22.06.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
14 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Tazio Nuvolari Scuderia Ferrari fail.    
16 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Louis Chiron Scuderia Ferrari fail.    
             
 Belgian GP 14.07.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
14 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Louis Chiron Scuderia Ferrari 3rd    
16 Tipo B/P3 3.2 René Dreyfus / Marinoni Scuderia Ferrari 4th    
18 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Raymond Sommer Raymond Sommer fail.    
             
 German GP 22.06.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
12 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Tazio Nuvolari Scuderia Ferrari 1st    
14 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Louis Chiron Scuderia Ferrari fail.    
15 Tipo B/P3 3.2 René Dreyfus / Antonio Brivio Scuderia Ferrari fail.    
             
 Swiss GP 25.08.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
16 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Raymond Sommer Raymond Sommer 9th    
24 Tipo B/P3 2.9 Ferdinando Barbieri Franco Sardi fail.    
28 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Louis Chiron Scuderia Ferrari acc.    
30 Tipo B/P3 3.2 René Dreyfus Scuderia Ferrari 7th    
32 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Tazio Nuvolari Scuderia Ferrari 5th    
             
 Italian GP 08.09.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
10 8C-35 3.8 Tazio Nuvolari Scuderia Ferrari dnf    
20 8C-35 3.8 René Dreyfus / Tazio Nuvolari Scuderia Ferrari 2nd    
28 8C-35 3.8 Attilio Marinoni Scuderia Ferrari 4th    
             
 Spanish GP 22.09.1935   Results:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen.    
16 8C-35 3.8 Tazio Nuvolari Scuderia Ferrari fail.    
20 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Louis Chiron Scuderia Ferrari fail.    
28 Tipo B/P3 3.2 Raymond Sommer Raymond Sommer 7th    

8C
Tazio Nuvolari won the 1935 German GP at the Nürburgring at the wheel of a 3.2 l Tipo B against the more powerful Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union. Eight 3.8-litre versions, sharing no castings with the earlier blocks, were individually built for racing in five months, most being used in the Alfa Romeo Monoposto 8C 35 Type C, as raced by Scuderia Ferrari. (The P3 designation was dropped.) The 3.8 produced 330 bhp (246 kW) at 5500 rpm, and had 320 lb·ft (434 N·m) from 900 rpm to 5500 rpm. It had 15.5-inch drum brakes all round, using Pirelli 5.25 or 5.50 x 19 tyres at the front and 7.00 or 7.50 x 19 tyres at the rear.
In 1935, to compete with Mercedes Benz and Auto Union, Enzo Ferrari (Race team manager) and Luigi Bazzi (Designer) built a racer with two 3.2 (3.165-cc) engines, one in the front and one in the rear, giving 6.3 litres and 540 bhp (403 kW). The drivetrain layout was unusual. The two engines were connected by separate driveshaft to a gearbox with two input shafts, and two angled output shafts, so each of the rear wheels had its own driveshaft. It could never quite succeed against the Mercedes W25 B of Rudolf Caracciola, and was hard on fuel and tyres. The gain in speed was offset by increased pit times. On May 12, 1935, two were entered in the Tripoli Grand Prix driven by Nuvolari and Chiron who finished fourth and fifth. Chiron managed a second at the following 1935 Avus race. On June 16, 1935 Nuvolari drove a specially prepared Bimotore from Florence to Livorno and set a new speed record 364 km/h (226 mph) with an average speed of over 323 km/h (201 mph). After that it was sidelined in favour of the Tipo C.
Other GP races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
28.04.1935Targa Florio 15 13 8 20 B/P3 2.9 Antonio Brivio 1st
          22 B/P3 3.2 Louis Chiron 2nd
          32 Monza 2.3 Costantino Magistri 4th
          26 Monza 2.6 Renato Balestrero 5th
          42 Monza 2.3 Renato Danese 6th
          46 Monza 2.3 Vittorio Belmondo 7th
          38 Monza Hans Rüesch 8th
          44 6C 1750 Giulio Antinori 9th
26.05.1935Avusrennen           Louis Chiron 2nd
06.06.1935Eifelrennen           Louis Chiron 3rd
30.06.1935Penya Rhin GP           Nuvolari 3rd
British GP           Shuttleworth 1st
04.08.1935Comminges GP           Sommer 1st
              Raph 2nd
04.08.1935 Coppa Ciano           Nuvolari 1st
              Brivio 2nd
              Trossi 3rd
15.08.1935 Coppa Acerbo           Brivio 3rd
29.09.1935Czechoslovakian GP           Nuvolari 2nd
              Louis Chiron 3rd

2nd at Targa Florio: Louis Chiron in the Tipo B/P3.

Targa Florio.

Tazio Nuvolari in the Tipo B/P3 won the Bergamo Grand Prix (Scuderia Ferrari)

Tazio Nuvolari in the Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 at GP Pau (Scuderia Ferrari). Winner.
Other races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
15.06.193524h Le Mans 5 5 2 12 8C 2300 Dreyfus / Stoffel 2nd (2001-3000 1st)
          21 6C (1774 cc.) Don / Desvignes 6th (1501-2000 1st)
  Targa Abruzzo           Cortese/Severi 1st
              Rosa/Comotti 2nd
  Mille Miglia           Pintacuda/Stufa 1st
              Tadini/Chiari 2nd
              Battaglia/Tuffanelli 3rd

8C 2300 (Luigi Chinetti / Jacques Gastaud) at Le Mans.

8C 2300 driven by Pierre-Louis Dreyfus and Henri Stoffel ttok 2nd place at 24h Le Mans.
 
8C 2300 (Lord Earl Howe / Brian Lewis) at Le Mans.
 
8C 2300 (Raymond Sommer / Raymond d´Edrez de Saugé) at Le Mans.

6C (Guy Don / Jean Desvignes) won in 1501-2000 cc class at Le Mans.

Bimotore z dwoma ośmiocylindrowymi silnikami może rozwinąć prędkość 325 km/h.
Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
19-27.01.1935 Rallye Monte Carlo 1 1 1 1 Trévoux / Chinetti 6C 2300 87th

Jean Trévoux and Luigi Chinetti in Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 drove from Umea and finished in 87th place.