The incredible Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 which was driven to success by the legendary Tazio Nuvolari has been reincarnated as a jaw-dropping 1:8 scale model but you may need to invest in a 24 hour monitored CCTV system before you decide to purchase the handcrafted masterpiece.
Introduced in 1931, the stylish Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 is recognised as the premier high-performance sports car of its day and was powered by a magnificent inline eight-cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts and a gear-driven supercharger.
The Italian classic racer was built in three distinct series through 1934, the 8C 2300 was available in short (‘Monza’) and long-chassis configurations. Depending on an owner’s preference, the 2.3 could serve as a luxury car, carrying ornate custom coachwork, or a thoroughbred racer, with a lightweight sporting body.
With an unrivalled success record during the years of its active production, the 8C 2300 captured four consecutive wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, three consecutive wins at both the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio, as well as back-to-back wins at the 24 Hours of Spa. The 2.3 also led Alfa Romeo to develop the legendary Monoposto Tipo B, or P3, which dominated Grand Prix racing, capturing 46 wins between 1932 and 1935.
The breathtaking Alfa Romeo 1:8 scale model has been handcrafted to an extraordinary standard of detail and finish with every single item paid the utmost attention to including Dunlop Racing 5.00-19 tyres and brass valve applications, suspension, steel wheels and locking rings crafted individually, alloy engine detail, exhaust design, plug leads and distributor cap.
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The seating and cockpit area is a testament to its designers, Amalgam, who were originally founded in 1985, creating fine architectural models for the leading British and German architects of the day, particularly Foster & Partners.
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Each model has its own distinctive original branding with the edition number prominently displayed on polished stainless steel plaques mounted at the front end of the base.
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Unfortunately, quality and craftsmanship does come at a price – this wonderful slice of history will set you back £11,935.00…