This 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Freccia d'Oro was delivered new to Francesco Giorgino from Lecce, Italy. It is not known how long the Freccia was in his possession. In the winter of 1999, this special Alfa was offered for sale in a German classics magazine. The car was noticed by the Mr. Branderhorst from the Netherlands. However, the car did not fit in his collection at the time and he decides to bring the car to the attention of a Belgian friend, Luc Colémont. He immediately buys the car and is so delighted with it that he gathers all information possible about the 6C and the Freccia in particular. During this period he publishes the wonderful book 'Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Freccia d'Oro ", the Freccia Bible.
When in 2009 Mr. Branderhorst searched for a Freccia d’Oro of his own and he asked his Belgian friend for advice, the latter decided to sell him his Alfa after participating in the 2009 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300/2500 Register Rally. Mr. Branderhorst, from who we were able to buy the car, owned the car from 2009 to early 2016.
What intrigued all owners of this 6C was whether this particular one was featured in the movie classic 'The Godfather Part I'. All the details of the car that was used for the shooting, match this car. This is remarkable because each Freccia differs slightly from the other. So far, the history is inconclusive ... By the way, the 6C which was blown up in the movie fortunately was a replica!
This 6C is in very original and authentic condition. The paintwork of the Alfa is over twenty years old. The car was used for its intended purpose - wonderful road trips - and therefore has a beautiful patina. The interior is mostly original. An authentic Freccia d'Oro, with matching numbers is rarely available. We are proud to add this car to our collection and hope to accommodate it with a true 6C enthusiast who appreciates the special qualities of this particular Alfa Romeo.
The first 6C 2500 model, presented by Alfa immediately after WW II, was the 1946 Freccia d'Oro (Golden Arrow, named after a rally). It’s one of the last designs of Victor Jano for Alfa Romeo and was clearly inspired by the Touring designs of that era. The body of the Freccia, that seats four to five passengers, was designed by Pinin Farina or Touring. Until 1951 680 Freccia’s were made and although this is a large number for a 6C, nowadays they are rare.
The Freccia design is beautiful and very special. It’s difficult to say whether it is a coupe or a sedan, but it’s clearly an ideal 40-50-s classic family sportscar.
The Freccia has a 2443 cc six-cylinder inline engine with dual overhead camshafts and a single Weber carburetor. This engine was mounted on a steel ladder chassis and produced 90 hp at 4600 rpm. A top speed of 96 mph (155 km / h) could be achieved and the Freccia proved to be successful in endurance races such as the Panamericana, one of the toughest and most dangerous road races at the time.
1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport 'Freccia d'Oro'.
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