Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport Works Team Car
Unequalled in their class in the 1928-30 era were the superbly engineered, extremely light and very quick Tipo 6C Alfa Romeos from the design board of the brilliant Vittorio Jano.
Alfa Romeo were riding the crest of the wave, their P2s dominating the Grand Prix circuits and here was a new model which would prove a commercial success. 1,059 6C 1500s were built in total, the rarest of all being the ten Roots-supercharged short chassis Super Sports.
The six-cylinder 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 made its racing debut in 1927 when Enzo Ferrari – at the time works driver for Alfa Romeo – won the 360 km Circuit of Modena at an average of 107.6 km/h.
The example on display in the museum is one of the rare supercharged Super Sports and was previously owned by the London-based racing driver Edgar Fronteras. In May 1929 Fronteras finished twelfth in this car in the Brooklands ‘Double Twelve’.