1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
A winner at Le Mans in 1931 and 1934, a version of this Vittorio Jano-designed car was also successful in the 1931 Italian Grand Prix taking first and second places with the Nuvolari-Campari and Borzacchini-Minoia partnerships in the driving seat, and earning itself the nickname ‘Monza’ in the process.
Monzas came a victorious first and second at the Monaco Grand Prix in the hands of Nuvolari and Caracciola. The car notched up more than 50 victories in its time with the heroes of the era, Nuvolari, Campari, Borzacchini, Caracciola, Etancelin and Sommer.
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|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Single Memini Carburetor|
|displacement||2336 cc / 142.6 in³|
|power||123.0 kw / 165 bhp @ 5400 rpm|
|specific output||70.63 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Aluminum over Steel Frame|
|front brakes||Mechanical Drums|
|rear brakes||Mechanical Drums|
|f suspension||Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs, Friction Shock Absorbers|
|r suspension||Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs, Friction Shock Absorbers|
|top speed||~225 kph / 139.8 mph|
Auction Sales History
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Brianza Spider 2311218 – sold for $6,710,000
During the past 14 years, the Alfa has been cared for in this deserving manner and kept in well-sorted, race-ready condition. Accompanying the sale of the car is an extensive package of spare parts that includes original cylinder blocks measuring 65mm bore (2,366 cc), a cylinder head, pistons, valves, cycle wings and beautifully fashioned custom tooling. Interestingly included in the spares are the original horns and beautiful lightweight mounting brackets. These horns are one of the distinctive features which clearly identify the Monza in the many photos taken throughout its life.
Auction Source: 2010 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction