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The Story Behind The Alfa Romeo 6C 3000

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The Story Behind The Alfa Romeo 6C 3000

William Jason
April 8, 2011

Alfa Romeo is a well-known car brand that is very popular with classic car enthusiasts nowadays. One of their most popular models was known as the Alfa Romeo 6C 3000, a car that was first released in 1950 and was available until 1954. It sported a more modern look than previous generations of the Alfa Romeo 6C, which is to be expected, but it still retained that classic look that makes it so beloved by classic car enthusiasts today. So what exactly is so special about the Alfa Romeo 6c 3000, which is by definition a very old car? A lot of things, most of which only a true car enthusiast would be able to fully appreciate. If you wish to learn more about the Alfa Romeo 6C 3000, proceed to the next few paragraphs.

The Alfa Romeo 6C was a name that was used on several models of cars that were made and released from 1925 to 1954 by a car company called Alfa Romeo. These cars ranged from race cars to sports cars and the 6C in the name refers to the straight 6 engine that it uses. Coach builders such as James Young, Touring, Zagato, Pininfarina and Castagna were the coachbuilders that made the bodies for these cars. The above was true for most versions of the Alfa Romeo 6C, although in 1933 a version came out that had a factory Alfa body that was built in Portello. Over the course of over four years starting from 1950 to 1954, Alfa Romeo produced the 6C 3000 from a prototype that was first made sometime in 1950.

The Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 was basically an Alfa Romeo 6C 2500, an earlier model, that had a 3-liter engine running inside it. It first formally appeared in 1952 as a vehicle called the Competizione Maggiorata or CM which was built for racing with a 3.5-liter engine. It came in six different versions. All-in-all, the Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 came in four different variants. The four different variants are as follows:

* 6C 3000 (1948) * 6C 3000 50 (1950) * 6C 3000 CM (1952) 275 bhp, 250 km/h (160 mph) ("Competizione Maggiorata" for enlarged displacement) * 6C 3000 PR (1954) ("Passo Ridotto" for shortened wheelbase)

As mentioned earlier, the Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 is basically a 2500. What this means is that the former shared many characteristics of the latter. It was a car that was built for the road and was based on one of the first cars that became available after World War II. As such, it holds a lot of sentimental value especially for classic car lovers from around the world.

William Jason is an avid muscle car collector. You can view his personal blog at: http://musclecarmonster.com

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