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 Post subject: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:29 am 
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Supercars.net has just posted a gallery of the 2009 Meadow Brook Concours. On the second page I found this rather glorious looking Alfa. First time I've seen this car, does anyone know more about it?


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:41 am 
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Having looked at it some more the rear of this body reminds me a bit of Gordon Buehrig's Auburn Speedster. But the wings look more European ; now I'm really curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:19 am 
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Johan Buchner wrote:
Having looked at it some more the rear of this body reminds me a bit of Gordon Buehrig's Auburn Speedster. But the wings look more European ; now I'm really curious.

Johan

How ironic ! read my other mail !


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:05 pm 
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The chassis number of this great looking Alfa is 2311237 according to the Simon Moore book


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:13 pm 
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Angela Cherrett is writing the following in her book about the 8C 2300

“Registered on 3rd August 1934 by S.A. Alfa Romeo. this 3rd Series Lungo car was described as a cabriolet 3 posti and an earlier photograph showed two steps on the rear wing similar to those on the
Zagato 3-seater. The hood is concealed beneath a hinged panel infront of the rear hatch”


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:31 am 
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Thanks Martijn!

You have the Simon Moore work on the 8C2.3? And the 8C2.9? And the Angela Cherrett book? (which I was unaware of by the way). Congratulations!

I have been able to resist books on other marques for the time being ; but it's not easy. At all.

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Johan

PS. Simon Moore travels to South Africa quite often and while I have not met him, those who have all describe him as an absolute gentleman and a really friendly guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:46 pm 
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Supercars.net often include photographs of chassis plates, so as can be seen Simon Moore, Angela Cherrett and Martijn are all correct. But I have no idea what the second plate is, any ideas?. I really love this car.

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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:45 pm 
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firing order and important tappet settings etc,nothing to worry about Johan.


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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3
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So this is how the Auburn Speedster looks like. I see. I think this Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3 will look a lot better if we're going to buy new alfa romeo accessories.


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