Debuting in 1939 and evolving from the 2300, the 2500 showcased Alfa Romeo’s commitment to crafting exceptional driver’s cars. Styled in-house with a strong influence from Touring, the five-seater Freccia d’Oro sports saloon was accompanied by coupe and cabriolet versions featuring bodies by Pinin Farina, Touring, and Ghia. Additionally, a longer wheelbase hosted a six/seven-seater berlina.
Despite its non-cutting-edge box-section chassis, the 2500 maintained Alfa’s driving excellence. It boasted all-independent suspension, sizable brakes, fast-geared steering, and a notably smooth column-mounted gearchange. Powering the vehicle was the latest version of Alfa’s race-bred double-overhead-camshaft ‘six,’ with a 2,443cc displacement achieved by enlarging the bore of the 2300. Power output varied from 90bhp in the single-carburetor Sport model to 105bhp in the triple-carburetor Super Sport variant.