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Alfa Romeo Sc 2900 B - 1937
Wanted: A car of substance and style for long drives in the italian countrysic
Top speed of 109 mph engine typedrivetrain: 8 cylinders displacement 2,905 cc power rating 180 hp transmission 4-speed manual +
chassis: Front independent helical springsrear live axle and leaf-spring suspension; 19-inch rudge wire wheels; Pirelli corsa tires; 2,310 lbs.
the touring version of the alfa romeo 8c 2900 b (8 cylinders, 2.9 liters) caused an instant sensation at its introduction. Its lines were aerodynamic and avant-garde for its time. Only 19 were made. Each body was handcrafted at carrozzeria touring and, produced with both short and long wheelbases and a variety of personalized detailing options, the 2900 b inspired grand passion. One buyer actually camped out on alfa romeos doorstep until his model was finished.
plenty of detail
the 2900 b was a paean to detail. Chrome-plating and a polished wood dash reflected the etched chrome of the latch handles. The machine-turned firewall, independent front suspension and anti-jacking, leather restraining straps in the rear of the hood made the 2900 b a perfect merger of aesthetic and mechanical features. Under the swooping hood, the light alloy block was divided in half by a central geartrain, also chromed, that hummed along with two superchargers. It was a song few could afford and none would forget.
The aerodynamic hues of the alfa romeo 8c 2900 b proved their power with a victory at the 1938 24 hours ofle mans.
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