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Alfa Romeo

For a few short years, Alfa Romeo swept to victory in the Grand Prix and sports car events. Alfa was the car that launched Enzo Ferrari's Scuderia Ferrari and it was the car that immortalised Tazio Nuvolari. The real Alfa classics were based on their 6 cylinder and 8 cylinder engines (6C and 8C). the 8C 2900 B Lungo Touring Berlinetta was the fastest production car in the world and certainly one of the most desirable.

For a short time I was able to enjoy an 8C 2300 Monza. It gave me some of the best driving I ever experienced in my life. I had found the car languishing in the back of an old garage in Bangor, North Wales and finally managed to purchase it for 2000, (which I did not really have). Sadly I was forced to sell it to cover everyday living costs but already, by then, I was able to sell it for double the price!

Following the Second World War Alpha fell into a long period of mediocrity until in very recent times, new exciting designs have yet again placed the marque in the forefront of top cars.