WATCH | The Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 reached a top speed of 170km/h... in 1930!

1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750. Image: QuickPic
1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750. Image: QuickPic

Alfa Romeo has released the second video in the build-up to its 110th birthday in July.

The focus of the video is a car that made its debut in January 1929, at the Rome Motor Show. The 6C 1750 was another success for Alfa, both on and off track.

On the track, it was a racing machine that brought home the gold on multiple occasions. At the 1930 Mille Miglia race, the winner, Tazio Nuvolari, took victory after clocking an average speed of 100.45km/h. The first time that the 100km/h average speed barrier had been broken for this race.

Engine-wise, the car was fitted with 1.0-, 2.0-, and 3.0-litre engines. And, says Alfa, a strong power-to-weight ratio meant that the car was one of the fastest on the road back then. The car only weighed 840kg and could reach a top speed of 170km/h. This is extremely impressive for the time.

A slew of 6C 1750 models soon followed, including the GS Touring 'Flying Star' and 6C 1750 Spider.

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Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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