The Elegance At Hershey: 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider

This 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider won “Best In Show” at The Elegance at Hershey 2013. The awards were handed out very hastily as there was a rain storm moving in, but this Alfa deserved to win. This is an unrestored car, just maintained over the years, and it was a magnificent sight in person. It is one of just 22 8C-2900Bs ever produced, and of those it is one of only five short wheelbase versions. Under the hood it shares the same supercharged 2.9L inline-eight cylinder engine with other 8C variants of the time, producing 180hp in 2900B specification. It featured a super lightweight body from Touring in Milan, Italy that gave it a solid power-to-weight ratio. Alfa 8Cs dominated racing during their day, and it isn’t hard to see why.

Today this car resides in the Bahre Collection, and has won awards at other events, including Pebble Beach in 2002. Pre-war Alfas are always a treat to see, and this 8C-2900B was no exception. Enjoy the photos.

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider

-Nick Walker

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