International Best in Show Sport Award, Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2019
This Alfa Romeo 8C was built in Spring of 1933 and sold to Tazio Nuvolari. Its original color was “giallo oro” (yellow gold) with red interior.
It was used by Nuvolari and Raymond Sommer to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year. Then it finished second three weeks later in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps with Sommer and Henri Stoffel.
It was kept at Alfa until 1934, then road registered by Nuvolari and used by him on the road until October 1936. It was brought to New York by Nuvolari when he came over for the Vanderbilt Cup and sold to Barron Collier who used it to win the Mt. Washington Hillclimb in 1937, and was raced there by other owners up to 1953. The car was restored in 1990.