Pre-war Alfa takes top honors at London concours

A gorgeous coachbuilt Alfa Romeo with a notorious past has won top honors at the sixth annual Salon Privé Concours D’Elégance, held on June 24 in London. The Touring-bodied 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Berlinetta had been bought new by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, who gave it to his mistress Claretta Petacci. The 6C2300 […]

Indy history: Don Lee’s Mercedes and Alfa, 1947

We’re almost a month away from the centennial edition of the Indianapolis 500, which means we’re going to be seeing an awful lot of Indy history coming out of the woodwork over the next few weeks. Take, for instance, the above photo, recently posted over at The Old Motor, showing L.A. auto magnate Don Lee’s […]

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV

Ignore, for a moment, the not-red-at-all paint color on this 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, which looks more like it belongs on a contemporary 2002 or Celica. Ignore, for a moment, what appears to be an excellent restoration on this car. Ignore for a moment all notions of rarity. Instead, focus on the perforated seats, the […]