This is a testament of a bygone era, and at the same time, an eternal standard of beauty and class.
The 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo is a symphony of speed and elegance, capable of winning races as well as concours d’elegance.
The slick Berlinetta body designed by Touring (only 10 models were built) catches your eyes and takes your breath away. From bumper to bumper, a staggering 5.15 meters of harmonic proportions, dominated by that long hood under which lies the heart of this beauty: a 2.9L inline 8, producing 180hp and capable of reaching a top speed of 175 km/h.
A racing version, producing 225hp, gave Alfa Romeo its last two wins at the Mille Miglia in 1938 and 1947, and after that it has become one of the most desirable prewar models of all time.
This particular model is on display at the Museo Alfa Romeo, an all time favorite by visitors of all ages, and its gorgeous color inspired the paintjob for the 1996 Alfa Romeo concept, the Nuvola.
Photos by Franco Turcati