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Old 11-10-2017, 04:43 PM
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Default Alfa Romeo 6C 2500

I noticed this pop up today on my Facebook feed and thought it was worth sharing on here as it looks really nice work.

https://www.facebook.com/roachmanufa...37754872987724
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:54 AM
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Yea really nice work!!
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:03 PM
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A beautiful car, and the photos show a lot of detail of the construction. I want one!
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:02 AM
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I think I found footage of the finished car - it looked to me like a Carrozzeria Touring "special" and I think it's an "aerodynamica" or something - a very striking design. Very special car, and it deserved that really nice work!!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...EA6C&FORM=VIRE
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Here is it now. Picture from Scottsdale Cars & Coffee

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Old 11-15-2017, 07:48 AM
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I have been looking in to that built, I am not 100% sure but the car looks very similar to the one I have seen getting built at Carrozzeria Nova Rinoshente
in ''Vigonza'' Italy in 2012 ?? I could be wrong......
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PS there is one of them just finished here in OZ at this moment
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:04 AM
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Not very familiar with old Alfas, is that car really from 1939? It looks about 10-15 years more modern than that.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:17 AM
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Correct, Joe! As an Alfa enthusiast, I can confirm that design-wise, they're always years ahead of their time...
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:13 AM
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The coachwork is by Carrozzeria Touring (of Milan) and is named "Ala Spessa" (basically "thick wing"). It was a Felice Anderloni's concept to create an aerodynamic shape to slice through the wind like an airplane wing. A few style iterations of this (for Alfa and BMW) but when Anderloni did the coachwork for the 1939 BMW 328MM coupe (Le Mans and Mille Miglia raced), it was wind tunnel tested by BMW and actually instrumented (crude by todays standard but one of the first times it was done with automobiles). Years ago when a friend who owned the BMW 328MM coupe met with Anderloni's son (CiCi), CiCi said this design concept is what saved their company in the days before the war -- and most importantly AFTER the war itself. Post war the design was instrumental in the creation of "modern car design" as well as licensing of the design methodology itself to other coachbuilders.

Aside: I have a recent design project to do a variant of this concept. (with the skirted rear wheel setup) Intermixture of Alfa and BMW "ala spessa" design elements from 1938-1941 with the use of a modern BMW Z4 drivetrain in a custom tubular chassis. Moving the project to 3D CAD now and will do a scale version of it first before the go-ahead if given to do a full sized buck.
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Thanks for this info, had no idea Touring was such a pioneer in the modernization of the car shape. I'd have guessed both those cars were post war, they almost look contemporary to a Jaguar C type.
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