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1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Praho

1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Praho

1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Praho

Before the launch of the Alfa Romeo 2600, Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni of Carrozzeria Touring made this one-of coupe. It complemented the Berlina and Spider versions of the Alfa Romeo 2000 which were already produced by Touring.

The Praho used the Series 102 platform which was released in 1958 as Alfa Romeo’s larger car. New to the design was integrated twin front headlights which had become mainstream in American design and was a feature on some of the Vignale-bodied 2000s. To retain a slender fender line, a crease was added just behind the headlight surround and this feature is unique to this car.

Using an entirely new body shell, the Praho was probably an attempt to secure production of the Alfa Romeo 2600 Coupe. The interior was intricately designed with a center binnacle that contained all the controls and instruments. Being a pillarless hardtop with slender posts, the interior was quite bright and made the overall design look quite light.

The car was originally displayed at the 1960 Turin Motor Show and remained a one-of. The prototype surfaced in 2001 and was restored afterward for a debut at the 2011 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este by owner Giovanni Anderloni, a son of the original owner.

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In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at Italy
body stylist Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni
coachbuilder Touring
production 1
engine Inline-4
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Twin Solex Carburetors
displacement 1975 cc / 120.52 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.5 in
power 85.8 kw / 115 bhp
specific output 58.23 bhp per litre
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD