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.
Auction Sales History
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.
Auction Source: 2012 Goodwood Revival Sale by Bonhams
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