WATCH | The 6C 2500 Villa d'Este was an important car for Alfa Romeo post-World War II

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Villa d'Este. Image: QuickPic
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Villa d'Este. Image: QuickPic

Alfa Romeo released the third instalment in the video series leading up to its 110th birthday this year. Each video features a specific car and/or event in the Italian automaker's rich history. 

In the latest video, the focus is on the 6C 2500 Villa d'Este. According to Alfa, the automaker attended the 1949 Gold Cup at the Concorso Villa d'Este held on the shores of Lake Como in Northern Italy.

At the time, the Gold Cup was the most prestigious motoring award event in the world.

170km/h machine

Alfa Romeo brought the 6C 2500 to the show, where it dazzled onlookers and ultimately won the top prize. Proud of the achievement, Alfa Romeo opted to name the car in honour of the event.

The 6C 2500 Villa d'Este's engine developed 110bhp (82kW) and powered the car to a 170km/h top speed.

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Alfa Romeo says: "The Villa d'Este perfectly encapsulated the most beautiful elements of car design. It was one of the last Alfa Romeo models to be built with a chassis separate from the bodywork. Only 36 were made, each of them unique in some measure to reflect their individual owners and the inspiration of its coachbuilders."

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Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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