1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet

The Alfa 2500 continued the brand’s legacy of crafting exceptional driver’s cars. While its box-section chassis was no longer cutting-edge, it offered all-independent suspension, ample brakes, responsive steering, and a smooth column-mounted gear shift.

Powering the car was Alfa’s race-derived double-overhead-camshaft ‘six’ engine, with a displacement of 2,443cc achieved by enlarging the bore of the 2300. The engine’s output varied from 90bhp in the single-carburetor Sport model to 105bhp in the triple-carburetor Super Sport variant.

The lightweight Super Sport, surpassing 100mph easily, was notably faster than the saloon. Produced until 1951, the short-wheelbase Super Sport chassis saw 383 units made. Many of these bespoke, hand-built cars featured Superleggera coupé bodies by Touring, while others received cabriolet coachwork from Pinin Farina.

Source: Bonhams