6C2500 916587 ‘Freccia d’Oro’. Some cars come up for sale and you forget them the moment you look away -others stick with you, lingering in your mind like a pretty face from your Differential Equations class in college. For me, this car is one I’ve thought about occasionally since the first time I saw it about 10 years ago on eBay out of Southern California for about $20,000 (anyone remember exactly?). It sold through Fantasy Junction in the last few months for just under $50,000 and is now offered by Autoclassic in Italy. The eBay and FJ sales had it powered by a Chevy V8 (get over it), but Autoclassic seems to be selling it with a core 6C2500 engine and transmission. I have no idea what such an engine and transmission are worth -I would think quite a bit (anyone?) -but I have no doubt the price has nearly doubled.
Stunning big car. These cars were built at a glacial pace. I think the paint was pretty far gone when it was on eBay -as was the interior. I am not a fan of the red wheels.
I wonder how visibility is out of that rear window. Trunk looks ample. I don’t mind the black bumpers -chrome might be too much. Beautiful shape.
Trunk is so big it has a shelving unit. I guess the spare would come out on that trolly with the handles?
Interior is plush. I could do this -RHD and all. Even for a big car I bet it’s fast with the V8.
On the bright side it will get driven a lot more with this engine -and a distributor cap is slightly cheaper for this than the Alfa engine.
That said about the V8 -this is art right here. I bet they bought the car knowing they could do a serious value-add with this engine they had in the barn.
Transmission isn’t too cheap either. Oddly, I know where there’s one of these locally.
A cousin who resides at the Alfa Museo Storico.
Maybe it will find a home soon…