Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car

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Lot 6
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car

Sold for € 16,100 (US$ 17,978) inc. premium
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car

Footnotes

  • The car offered here is a scaled-down replica of one of the greatest Grand Prix cars of all time: the Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B. Designed by the legendary Vittorio Jano, the supercharged eight-cylinder 2.3-litre 8C first appeared in 1931 in sports car configuration, winning that year's Le Mans race and the Targa Florio. Later that year, the works 8Cs entered by Scuderia Ferrari finished 1st and 2nd in the Grand Prix of Europe at Monza. Jano further developed the 8C, enlarging the straight-eight engine to 2,654cc for the successor P2 single-seater. The P2s dominated the 1932 Grand Prix season but were sidelined for 1933 as a result of Alfa's financial problems. From then onwards successes were few, Tazio Nuvolari's sensational win in the 1935 German GP at the Nürburgring at the wheel of a P2 being the standout highlight.

    Its racing history and the 8C's wonderful design inspired this car's creator to build a replica of this magnificent automobile suitable for children. With a length of 3m and a width of 1.15m, the 8C is powered by a 270cc air-cooled engine producing 9bhp and can reach speeds of up to 50-55km/h. Noteworthy features include a working rev counter; adjustable pedals; Vintage-style racing seat; removable back, rack-and-pinion steering; electric starter and hand starter; racing kart rear axle; twin disc brakes; and twin rear view mirrors. When not in use this charming Alfa Romeo 8C child's car has the potential to be an attractive artefact worthy of display in any collector's garage, hotel lobby or living room.
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
Alfa Romeo 8C Tipo B Monoposto Grand Prix Child's Car
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