Lot 68: 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 3e série Turismo par James Young

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February 10, 2017
Paris, France

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Description: 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 3e série Turismo par James Young
Titre de circulation US
Dédouanée en France (846A)
Châssis n° 6C 0412061
Moteur n° 6C 0412294

- Carrosserie intéressante d''origine
- Equipée du moteur double arbre
- Belle patine d''origine

Après l''échec de la voiture de Grand Prix P1 en 1923, Alfa Romeo avait recruté un brillant ingénieur motoriste employé chez Fiat, Vittorio Jano. Celui-ci conçut très rapidement un moteur huit cylindres en ligne de deux litres à deux arbres à cames en tête, proche parent du moteur Fiat, mais plus raffiné, et mieux équilibré de façon à supporter mieux les hauts régimes obtenus par l''emploi d''un compresseur. De ce superbe moteur, Jano extrapola en 1925 une version à six cylindres de 1 500 cm3 et dotée d''un seul arbre à cames en tête pour en équiper un type de tourisme, destiné à remplacer les lourdes routières RL apparues en 1920. Les 6C 1500 commencèrent leur carrière commerciale en 1927, mais leur poids encore excessif en limitaient les performances, si bien que Jano fut chargé de faire évoluer les moteurs. Il commença par créer deux versions à deux arbres à cames en tête du 1500, les 1500 Sport et Super Sport puis porta la cylindrée à 1 752 cm3 en revenant d''abord à la formule simple arbre. Mais les sportifs furent bientôt comblés par l''apparition du 1750 double arbre ou 1750 Sport suivi du 1750 Gran Sport parfois équipé d''un compresseur. Les voitures d''usine qui disposent de moteurs à culasse fixe poussés à 102 ch avec compresseur, assurent par leurs victoires la promotion des 1750 de production. Parallèlement, les séries Turismo (moteur simple arbre au début puis double arbre) et Gran Turismo (double arbre plus poussé avec ou sans compresseur) représentent la plus grande partie d''une production étalée de 1929 à 1933 en six séries, les dernières voitures recevant des moteurs de 1 900 cm3.

La voiture présentée est une " 3e série " livrée neuve en 1929 en châssis au carrossier James Young au Royaume-Uni. Carrossée en cabriolet quatre places de teinte gris souris intérieur bordeaux elle fut immatriculée le 27 février 1930, comme le montre la copie de son ancien " Registration book ". Elle eut plusieurs propriétaires au Royaume-Uni qui assurèrent son entretien régulier en préservant son originalité à l''exception du remplacement de son moteur d''origine par un groupe double arbre de 46 ch de 1930 appartenant à la même 3e série " Turismo " provenant d''une voiture identique. Aujourd''hui dans une collection italienne, il s''agit d''une très rare Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Turismo ayant conservé sa carrosserie d''origine de cabriolet quatre places, signée d''un grand nom de la carrosserie anglaise.



US title
EU customs cleared
Chassis n° 6C 0412061
Engine n° 6C 0412294

- Interesting original coachwork
- Equipped with a DOHC engine
- Nice original patina

After the failure of their 1923 P1 Grand Prix Alfa Romeo recruited the brilliant Fiat engineer Vittorio Jano, who swiftly rapidly designed an overhead-camshaft, 2-litre straight 8 engine closely related to Fiat''s, but more refined and better balanced, and thus better able to support the higher speed obtained by using a compressor. This engine served as the basis for Jano''s six-cylinder, 1500cc engine with single overhead camshaft from 1925, designed as a tourer to replace the heavy RL road-cars that had first appeared in 1920. The 6-cylinder 1500 came on the market in 1927, but its still-excessive weight stymied performance and Jano was asked to provide a new engine. He began by designing twin overhead-camshaft versions of the 1500, the 1500 Sport and 1500 Super Sport; then, returning to a single camshaft, increased the capacity to 1752cc. Sports drivers were delighted by the appearance soon afterwards of the 1750 double-cam, or 1750 Sport, followed
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