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An exciting new Alfa Romeo racing spider on the 8C2900B chassis had been designed and making an appropriate body was turned over to Carozzeria Touring. They prepared five of these gorgeous cars for the 1938 Mille Miglia yet only four took part.

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One of the most advanced sports car of the era was the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900. It is barely believable that in that day and age this car had double overhead cams and valves, two superchargers, a transaxle, independent four-wheel suspension adjustable from the seat, and a magnificent styling.

1936 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900A coachwork by Carrozzeria Pinin


Alfa Romeo built only a handful of its masterpiece, the 8C 2900, in the late 1930s. They are some of the most purposefully beautiful sports cars of the era and, by all reports, far and away the best driving automobiles of the period.

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Introduced in 1937, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B was a detuned racing car for the street, based upon the brand's successful 8C 2900A, itself a kinder and gentler version of the 8C 2900 sports racer. Powered by a supercharged 2.9-liter inline eight-cylinder engine, the 8C 2900B made 180 horsepower, down from 220 horsepower in the 2900A thanks in part.

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Much like the contemporary Grand Prix racers, the 8C 2900 featured all-round independent suspension, with wishbones at the front and swing-axles at the rear. Installed in the chassis was a 220 bhp version of the 2.9 litre eight cylinder engine. A total of six of these road racers, later known as 8C 2900A, were constructed.

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The 8C 2900B was built because Alfa Romeo wanted to continue dominating Italy's Mille Miglia race and also needed a production car to replace the 8C 2300. Never was dual-purpose practicality more exquisitely wrought. The 2900 chassis was that of Alfa's most recent Grand Prix car, the supercharged engine GP derived as well.

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With a supercharged racing motor, all-independent suspension, and transaxle gearbox, the 8C 2900B provides the blueprint for a modern sports car, albeit clothed in classic lines that are both alluring and endearing. Delivered to a customer in Switzerland, we know little about #412018's history before the War.

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A - 1937. Clearly, the most advanced sports car of the last half of the 1930s was the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900. With double overhead cams and valves, two superchargers, a transaxle, independent four-wheel suspension adjustable from the seat, and a magnificent styling, automotive experts believe that these cars could not be beaten.

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The 8C 2900A was shown to the public at the 1935 London Motor Show and was advertised for sale there. The engine, with a compression ratio of 6.5:1 and a stated power output of 220 bhp (160 kW) at 5300 rpm, was detuned from the Grand Prix racing version. Ten 2900As were built, five in 1935 and five in 1936.

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Article Image gallery Specifications 8C 2900 A (1936 - 1937) 1936 1937 History Vittorio Jano was responsible for the design of the magnificent engineering marvel, the 8C 2300. The name was formed by following Alfa Romeo's naming convention; the 8C represented the eight-cylinder engine while the 2300 represented the cubic-capacity.

1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A at the Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance


The 2900A motor is a derivation of the 10-bearing Grand Prix motor first developed in 1932 as a 2.6-litre unit, enlarged in 1934 to 2.9 litres. The comparable 1935 Grand Prix car uses a much larger 3.8-litre motor with 7.1:1 compression. This smaller sports-racing unit is detuned to 6.5:1.

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1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B. Evolving from the successful 1936 8C 2900A, the 2900B is the highly cultured son of the grand champion athlete. Hidden under the long and graceful hood lives an engine with a racing heritage. The 2900 cc straight eight-cylinder supercharged masterpiece features dual camshafts, dual magnetos and dry-sump oiling.

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32911 lap times and 39253 quarter mile, 0-60 times for 16145 cars and 610 bikes. © FastestLaps.com 2023 1936 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Spider specs, performance data, engine specifications, pictures.

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The most advanced sports car of the last half of the 1930s was the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900. With double overhead cams and valves, two superchargers, a transaxle, independent four-wheel suspension adjustable from the seat, and a magnificent styling, automotive experts believe that these cars were unbeatable on the track or on the road.

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The Alfa Romeo 8C was a range of Alfa Romeo road, race and sports cars of the 1930s. The 8C designates 8 cylinders, and originally a straight 8-cylinder engine. The Vittorio Jano designed 8C was Alfa Romeo 's primary racing engine from its introduction in 1931 to its retirement in 1939.

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412007 Alfa Romeo historian Simon Moore went to great lengths to uncover the history of the early 1935 and 1936 models. By his estimate four separate Spyders were made in this period of which he has the only remaining survivor with an original body. 1 Simon purchased chassis 412007 as a chassis from the United States with no body or engine 1980.