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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza with coachwork by Brianza - Preview: Gooding and Co, Monterey, 14-15 August

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza with coachwork by Brianza

An exceedingly rare and significant Alfa Romeo, this Monza was piloted by a few noteworthy Genovese drivers during the 1930s and 1940s, including the famous Renato Balestrero. In his hands, Chassis 2311218 competed successfully at all the major European racing events, including San Remo, Gran Prix of Bari, Circuito di Senigallia, Circuito di Modena, and Circuito di Voghera, all of which supported Balestrero’s achievement of winning both the 1947 Sport Nazionale and Sport Internazionale Championships with this 8C Monza.  In the Monza’s later years of racing, it competed quite successfully in the Mille Miglia twice (1997 and 2001), Laguna Seca (1997, 1998, and 2008), Copperstate 1000, New England 1000, Colorado Grand and the 8C Tour. Notably, this car has an unbroken ownership history from new and has had only three Californian owners since 1954.  An Estimate Upon Request consignment, the 8C 2300 Monza is a spectacular and one-of-a-kind addition to Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions.

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