Classic Car Catalogue
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B 'Lungo' Berlinetta with coachwork by
Carrozzeria Touring of Milan is described as "the fastest car
in the world".
542 cars made.
Samochody typu 8C 2900 zajęły trzy pierwsze miejsca w Mille Miglia. Jest to ósme z rzędu zwycięstwo Alfa Romeo w tym wyścigu.
Mussolini in Alfa Romeo 6C 2300
6C 2300 B cabrio Worblaufen (markt 92/8-44.47)
8C 2900 Spider by Pinin Farina
8C 2900B Corto
8C 2900B Lungo
8C 2900B Touring at Paris Motor Show
8C 2900 Berlinette (automobiles classiques 93-126, 94-81 tył)
8C 2900 Le Mans (superauta 2-38)
8 C 2900 Le Mans (Road Track 91/11-104.109)
|24h Le Mans 18.06.1938||Entrant:||Results:|
|#19||8C 2900 B||Sommer / Biondetti||Alfa Corse||ret.||-|
|#21||8C||Horvilleur / Matra||M.Horvilleur||ret.||-|
8C 2900B Touring Special (Raymond Sommer / Clemente Biondetti) at Le Mans.
8 C 2900 B Lungo
In 1938, Alfa Corse, an in-house racing team for Alfa Romeo, took over the activities of Scuderia Ferrari, along with many of their personnel, including Enzo Ferrari. Alfa Corse prepared four 8C 2900B Corto cars for the 1938 Mille Miglia. These used Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera roadster bodies. Three of these cars had their engines tuned to give 225 bhp, while the fourth, assigned to Biondetti, had an engine from an Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 Grand Prix car, which delivered 295 bhp. The cars finished the in the top two positions, with Biondetti winning and Pintacuda finishing second after leading the race from Piacenza to Terni where his brakes locked up. The other two 8C 2900B Mille Miglia roadsters did not finish; Farina crashed and Eugenio Siena had a blown engine. Piero Dusio finished third in a privately entered 8C 2900A.
One of the 2800B Mille Miglia roadsters later won the 1938 Spa 24 Hours with Pintacuda and Severi driving.
Alfa Corse also prepared and entered a single 8C 2900B, chassis number 412033, for the 1938 Le Mans. The car featured a streamlined coupé body at a time when Le Mans racers were almost always open cars. The aerodynamic coupé was built by Carrozzeria Touring. The coupé, driven by Sommer and Biondetti, led for most of the race, but tyre trouble was then followed by a dropped valve. The car was driven to the pits, but had to retire there.
8 C 308 Grand Prix
Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35. Jean Pierre Wimille winning Swiss GP, Bremgarten.
Alfa Romeo 308. Monza. Giuseppe Farina.
Alfa Romeo Tipo 312. Coppa Ciano. Jean Pierre Vimille