Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider by Zagato Restoration

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Piloted by Nuvolari - A DK Engineering Managed Restoration

Victorious in Grands Prix, 24 Hours of Le Mans four years in a row and in seven editions of the Mille Miglia, its competition pedigree really sets the Alfa Romeo 8C out from the rest. Despite this, its racing exploits only tell part of the story. The chassis was available in both long ‘Lungo’ and short ‘Corto’ form, and was the underpinning of some of the most elegant automobiles of the period, with coachwork carried out by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, Brianza, Castagna, and of course, one of the historical signatures of the Italian automotive world, Zagato.

This example benefits from a magnificent story intertwined with Enzo Ferrari, Tazio Nuvolari and their 1930s Grand Prix successes; but also as a 21st birthday present to one successful and endlessly passionate owner, whose scientific accolades enrich the narrative of the iconic vehicle.

In order to ensure the lasting preservation of this Alfa Romeo 8C, DK Engineering have tasked veteran restorers R.C. Moss with the restoration of this example. Arguably best known for their work on pre-war Bentleys as well as their successes on the lawns of Pebble Beach Concours; R.C. Moss share DK's determined mindset, meticulous attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of materials and original finishes that have previously been lost to time. The complex restoration will return the car once more to its period correct specification, utilising the volumes of additional information that have been collated over the past 50 years with regards to its early life.

The images below first highlight the wonderful facilities of R.C. Moss, the 8C as it arrived at DK Engineering, through to its arrival at Moss and subsequent strip and body removal. The work continues...

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