Although Alfa Romeo had officially stopped producing competition cars in the early 1950s, the company’s engineers continued to explore options to return to the manufacturer’s very successful roots. One the projects that came closest to fruition that decade was a sports racer destined for the popular under-1500 cc class. The stillborn racer was dubbed the 750 Competizione and two prototypes were actually built.
They two prototypes were subjected to extensive tests but never raced before the project was axed. Among the reasons for this drastic decision were teething problems during testing, the success of the production based Alfa Romeos on the track and the company’s determination to continue its focus on mass-produced models. Both examples have survived and at least one is in full running order.