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.
See full 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Turismo Gallery here.
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1930 – 1932|
|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|
|power||41.0 kw / 55 bhp @ 4400 rpm|
|bhp/weight||55.0 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Body over Steel Ladder-Type Frame|
|wheel type||18 inch Spoked Wire Wheels|
|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|
|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
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
Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions