Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS grabs the “Concorso d’Eleganza Best of Show” award

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 30, 2012

Alfa Romeo received four significant awards recently at the Concorso di Eleganza in Villa d'Este, a famous event that celebrates the world's finest historic vehicles. The company’s 4C and sixth series 1933 6C 1750 GS models were heavily praised. The Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS grabbed the "Concorso d'Eleganza Best of Show," an award given by the event’s jury; the Coppa d'Oro, a recognition granted by referendum in Villa d'Este, and a prize voted for by the public.

The car on display at the Concorso di Eleganza is a rare model coupe designed by Figoni coach builders. It was unveiled in Paris in 1933.

The coupe has also gained recognition at several previous "concorsi d'eleganza." A light version of the coupe won Le Mans 24 hour race in its class in 1935. From 1929 to 1933, Alfa Romeo built a series of sports cars for the road and for races, specifically the 1750 6Cs, which 6C tag referred to the six inline 1752 cubic centimetre cylinders. The 1750 6C was unveiled in Rome in 1929, and through 1933, Alfa Romeo improved and updated the car, building the six series in the process.

Back then, vehicles produced were mostly sold as complete chassis and were outfitted by specialist firms. The Alfa Romeo 4C, meanwhile, was given the "Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes" by public referendum in Villa d'Este. Inspired by the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and the 8C Spider, the 4C signifies a true sports car that epitomized Alfa Romeo’s values: performance, Italian style, maximum driving pleasure, and complete safety.

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