- Scale guide
The 8C 2900 was always destined for greatness, being designed for the fearsome Italian Mille Miglia race, with a smattering of other sports car races to aim at in addition. It sported the 2.9 litre version of Alfa’s established 8C engine, aided and abetted by two superchargers and double updraught Weber carburettors. Bodywork for the model was largely provided by period coachwork maestro, Carrozzeria Touring, who crafted the ‘2.9’s’ stunning teardrop-shaped mudguards to the tapered rear.
Over the course of five years of production, five examples, all made in 1938, stood out alone, from the 40 or so ‘2.9’s’ made. This model is of one this five, built especially for the Mille Miglia. Chassis 412030 finished second in the precarious race, driven by Carlo Pintacuda. Its engine had been tuned to deliver some 225 brake horsepower along with that of two other Alfas.
Pintacuda was on course to win the fabled race, leading from the Italian town of Piacenza to Terni, but unfortunately locked his brakes and lost position to Clemente Biondetti, driving another 8C 2900, whilst undertaking repairs. The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia remains one of the most sought-after pre-war cars of all time.
This fine scale model has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of the manufacturer regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of original CAD and supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, the prototype model has undergone detailed scrutiny by the manufacturer’s engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
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