Without hesitation, many fans and collectors of Italian vintage cars define the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Touring the most elegant car in history.
And indeed, this outstanding 1938 model – part of the prolific and long-lived 8C series, which started in 1930 – won the “Best of Show” prize at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and 2009 Villa d’Este Show.
The 8C 2900 models were manufactured between 1936 and 1939. The Milanese company had designed them to replace the 8C 2300 and continue to win the prestigious Mille Miglia race – which the roadster version won in 1936 and 1938 and the coupé won in 1947, when Clemente Biondetti placed first in front of the legendary Tazio Nuvolari.
It was the last time that an Alfa Romeo won the historical competition (although the company still has the largest number of total victories).