1930→1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Turismo

Built for road-going clientele, Alfa Romeo offered the Gran Turismo, a detuned version of their successful Gran Sport race car. These were sold for customers requesting saloon and cabriolet bodies.

Having the same DOHC engine, the Gran Turismo was a high specification road car that shadowed performance of the Mille Miglia-winning 1750. This model first appeared in 1929 as the 6C 1750 Sport and was renamed Gran Turismo for the 4th and 5th-series cars.

A lower specification model simply known as the Turismo was offered which used a SOHC version of the engine for reduced overall cost.

In period Alfa offered the Gran Turismo Tourer for 50,000 lire while a Saloon was 54,500 lire. The bare chassis was also available for 42,000 lire.

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Turismo Gallery

See full 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Turismo Gallery here.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1930 – 1932
built at Italy
production 652
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Solex 30 D03 FFV Carburetor
bore 65 mm / 2.6 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.5 in
compression 5.75:1
power 41.0 kw / 55 bhp @ 4400 rpm
bhp/weight 55.0 bhp per tonne
body / frame Body over Steel Ladder-Type Frame
driven wheels RWD
wheel type 18 inch Spoked Wire Wheels
front tires 28×5.50
rear tires 28×5.50
f suspension Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
curb weight 1000 kg / 2205 lbs
wheelbase 2920 mm / 115.0 in
front track 1380 mm / 54.3 in
rear track 1380 mm / 54.3 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
tran clutch Dry Multi-Plate
top speed ~130.33 kph / 81 mph
urban fuel econ eu 13 L/100 km or 18.09 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 15 L/100 km or 15.68 mpg-us
fuel capacity 45 litres or 11.88 gal.

Auction Sales History

1930→1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Turismo

1932 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 Fifth Series Gran Turismo Three-Position James Young Drophead Coupé 10914713 – sold for €204,000 This well documented and highly original Alfa Romeo 1750 is offered with a nice file containing the aforementioned old-style logbook, period handbook, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5 registration document.

1930→1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Turismo
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GT Castagna Cabriolet 10914408 – sold for €336,000 Believed to have been a gift to Tazio Nuvolari. Original Castagna body. Sympathetically restored by marque expert. Matching numbers mechanicals. ASI Targa d’Oro certification.
Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions