Iconic 1929 Alfa Romeo up for grabs at Artcurial auction
Unquestionably, the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 is one of the quintessential Alfa Romeos of its era. This iconic roadster will be up for auction on February 8, 2009 at Artcurial, one of France’s premier auction houses, as a part of the “Classic and Racing Cars” auction. Bidders will be able to bid online through Artfact’s bidding platform dubbed Artfact Live! One of the major highlights of the Artcurial auction will be a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, which is expected to go for between $900,000 and $1,000,000, with a mandatory opening bid of $800,000. This car was once the property of well-known author and collector Ralph Stein in 1936. During the ’50s, it was owned by Alec Ullman, who created the 12 Hours of Sebring and the US Grand Prix. It has been lately restored with respect to its original condition and much of its original finish has been kept intact. The front wings had been modified in the ’30s and when the car was restored, it was fitted with new wings similar to the original ones.
The wings made in the ’30s will be given to the highest bidder as part of the car’s history. Other featured cars in the auction include a 2004 Ferrari Enzo, 1949 Delahaye, a 1953 Ferrari that once belonged to Prince Bernhard of Holland, a 1964 Aston Martin and a Porsche 911 Carrera.