1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pescara Worblaufen Cabriolet
Exhibition Car at the Geneva Motor Show 1938 at Carrosserie Worblaufen
On exhibition at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 to celebrate the car’s 80th anniversary
Spectacular one-off worldwide with special aluminium bodywork
Dark Blue paintwork
Spoked rims in silver
Red leather interior
Soft top in off-white
Delivered with “Mille Miglia” radiator type
This is the story of the two “Show Sisters” Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Worblaufen Cabriolet:
In 1938, at the International Motor Show in Geneva, this Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Lungo Worblaufen Cabriolet was presented at the own pavilion of the company “Carrosserie Worblaufen Fr. Ramseier & Co.”. At the same time, the Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pescara Worblaufen Cabriolet was presented at the official Alfa Romeo pavilion. Both absolutely unique hand-built rarities! Based on the ready-to-run and motorised chassis of Alfa Romeo, the coachwork was developed and manufactured by “Carrosserie Worblaufen”. At the time, it was fashionable for prestigious coachwork designers and manufacturers to build their exclusive creations on commission for customers. The “Carrosserie Worblaufen” manufacture, with up to 40 employees, created an incredibly advanced and aerodynamic cabriolet design for its period, which was presented to the public at this mentioned motor show with these two breathtakingly beautiful and elegant cabriolets:
The Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Lungo Worblaufen Cabriolet and the Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pescara Worblaufen Cabriolet. The “Lungo” features a wheelbase of 325cm, while the “Pescara” is based on the shorter “Corto” chassis with a wheelbase of 300cm. Both cabriolets are absolutely unique and are equipped with the patented convertible top. Thanks to an integrated spiral spring and an sophisticated mechanism, the top could be operated with only one hand and folded very compactly. It is particularly worth mentioning that these bodies were formed by hand from lightweight aluminium, resulting in an extremely light vehicle weight.
These two “show sisters” and stars of the 15th Geneva Motor Show, are now available for sale. Both classic cars have very extensive and detailed documentation. They also include correspondence between Carrosserie Worblaufen and the customer of this cabriolet.
The advanced technology of the Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 was a milestone in the history of the automobiles, as it was among the earliest European cars to be developed with independent suspension. The engine, introduced in 1934, with 6 cylinders in line and a capacity of 2’309 cc, is made of a cast iron monobloc and an aluminium alloy cylinder head. The valves are in a V arrangement in the cylinder head and are driven by two overhead camshafts, driven and controlled by a chain timing gear. This engine remained in Alfa Romeo’s range until 1952. Combined with a four-speed gearbox, with a gear lever on the centre tunnel, this cabriolet was a very sporty car. The drum brakes on the four wheels were hydraulically operated and no longer by mechanical linkages as on the 6C 1750.
Carrosserie Worblaufen Car 2: Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pescara Worblaufen Cabriolet
This cabriolet from Carrosserie Worblaufen was commissioned by the first owner and exhibited at the Alfa Romeo pavilion at the Geneva Motor Show in 1938. Historical documents show that this car was delivered to the customer from the Salon on 23rd of February 1938. The following year, the proud first owner entered this Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pescara Worblaufen Cabriolet in the Concours d’Elegance in the former Czechoslovakia and won the first prize. The continuing ownership history is also mostly known and well documented. In 1983, the car was commissioned by its new owner to have a total restoration in Switzerland and the extensive work was completed in 1986. Koni Lutziger was able to purchase this Worblaufen in 1991 from this owner, who was a friend of his, and so brought together the Worblaufen Alfa Romeo “Show Sisters” from the 1938 Geneva Motor Show. Due to other priorities, this Worblaufen was sold to Italy in 1993 to a well-known classic car collector. After his passed away, this classic car was bought back from his family estate in 2015 and so the two “Show Sisters” could be reunited again. In a breathtaking beauty, this one-off is an irresistible collector’s car that represents an absolutely rare opportunity and, especially in combination with the second “Worblaufen” Alfa Romeo from the Geneva Motor Show in 1938, is an unbelievable sensation.
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