Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Turismo 6-7 posti Ministrale

Car producer : 

Alfa Romeo

Model:

6C 2500 Turismo 6-7 posti Ministrale

Year:

1939-1946

Type:

Sedan



Introduced in 1938, the 2500 (2443 cc) was the last 6C road car. The passage from the 6C 2300B to the 6C 2500 involves negligible differences: the mechanical solutions remains practically unchanged, the 2mm increase in the engine stroke is the only major change, while the new design reflects a rare conservatism. Due to slight changes in the design of the grille and now even greater momentum, due to the choice of the “Long” 2300B, 3250mm, first used to build limousines. It was produced until then end WWII when it replaced by the “Freccia d`Oro”.

World War II was coming and car development was stopped, but a few hundred 6C 2500s were built from 1940 to 1945. Post-war, the first new Alfa model was the 1946 6C 2500 Freccia d'Oro (Golden Arrow), of which 680 were built through 1951, with bodies by Alfa. The 2500 had enlarged engine compared to the predecessor model, this Vittorio Jano designed double overhead cam engine was available either one or three Weber carburettors. The triple carburettor version was used in the top of line SS (Super Sport) version. The 2443 cc engine was mounted to a steel ladder frame chassis, which was offered with three wheelbase lengths: 3,250 mm (128.0 in) on the Turismo, 3,000 mm (118.1 in) on the Sport and 2,700 mm (106.3 in) on the Super Sport. In relations to the bodies of the official range, it was decided to continue producing sedans in Alfa, the coupe versions were to be th prerogative of Touring, while convertibles and roadsters will be produced by Pininfarina. But in reality this was not always so. Various coachbuilders made their own versions of the 2500, like Ghia, Graber, Bertone, Boneschi.

Ministeriale six/seven-seater coachwork was only built for 1939-1940 and its coachwork was designed and built by Alfa’s own ‘Carrozzeria Alfa Romeo’. Only 81 examples of this body-style were completed. It boasts details synonymous with early 6C 2500s, including a ladder-type chassis, floor-shift transmission, and an early 6C 2500 engine.

The 2500 was one of the most expensive cars available at its own time. The last 6C was produced in 1952, and was replaced by the 1900.



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