Regarded by many as one of the most refined production sports car of the pre-war period, the 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B is a masterpiece of design and technology. Like many high-end cars of that period, Alfa Romeo usually only produced the chassis, while the bodywork and interior were made by external coach builders. For this reason, many of the 8C 2900B are quite different, but they are all beautiful and very, very highly collectible. Originally a race car that was turned into a passenger sports car – to cash in on racing success, a sales method every successful manufacturer tries to use – very few of these beautiful cars were ever made, increasing their appeal, desirability and of course, price.
The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B was powered by a 2.9-liter straight eight engine. Because the body varied from car to car, so did the performance, however a top speed of around 120 miles per hour could be expected. Needless to say, back in 1935 that was quite exceptional.
The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B remained in production from 1935 to 1939, when World War II started up in Europe. Over that period, 30 of these exceptional cars were made, 20 of them being convertible and the remaining 10, coupes. Needless to say that anyone owning such a car today is the owner of an important part of motoring history!