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Make Alfa Romeo                                            
History          
Year 1932
Passed to Scuderia Ferrari on 21/3/33 (MO 6268). Won the 1933 Mille Miglia, fitted with a Zagato Spider body, after which the Monza body was re-fitted. In 1935 the car was owned by Giacomo Folia (TO 39100), 1937 Nino Cerracchio (FO 8031), sold soon after to Giosue Calamai, who was a famous pilot and husband of the film star Clara Calamai, sold in 1939 to Frederico Stefanelli (FI 21239), sold in Aug of that year to Gina Fossi-Manni, a well known lady driver, acquired by Georgio Castelnuovo in March 1941 and Maria Antoniette Galli in Feb 1943 (RA 9854). Acquired by David Lewis in July 1947 in the UK. Raced at Goodwood, Brighton Speed Trials. Wore QB 4004, an import style plate at Goodwood. Registered LLF 27 in July 1950. Purchased sight unseen by an Estate Manager in Northern Rhodesia in 1955 (K-151), either R. Swain or Ken Flint, shipped via Durban. In 1958 it was seen in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia by Tony Stamer (S-30038). Later for sale with a 2nd hand dealer and acquired by Tony. The car was partly stripped when Tony was transferred to Cape Town, where it was reassembled and used as his only means of transport for a time. Offered for sale through a Cape Town dealer, Tony Kotze, who advertised incorrectly that he had a Monoposto Alfa for sale. Acquired by Johan Hugo, who farmed at Loxton, in the Karoo, who owned the car for some 12 years. Acquired by Tony White in 1974, together with a 4½-litre Bentley (other cars offered in the sale lot were a M-B 540K and a Ford Model T). Sold to Keith Duly in 1977, then through Dan Margulies in 1985 to Albert Obrist. In 1993 Mr. Obrist’s entire car collection was acquired by Bernie Ecclestone. In March 1998 the car was part of the John McCaw collection in Seattle, subsequently going to his brother Bruce. On display at 2005 Pebble Beach Concours.
Model 8C2300 Monza
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Monza
Colours              
Registration Numbers
MO-6268/ITA, TO-39100/ITA, FO-8031/ITA, FI-21239/ITA, RA-9854/ITA, QB 4004, LLF 27, K-151/NRH, S-30038/SRH,
References Classic Car Africa 6/1; Automobilist 19/3; Legendary 2.3
- Alfa Romeo 8C2300; www.barchetta.cc
 
 

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year 1959?
Photographed at a panel beaters in Harare in Sept. 2010, owned by J. Leece.
Model Giulietta Sprint Veloce?
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 179-842-E/RHO
References Photo Viv Westbury
 
Alfa 1750Alfa
                      1750

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year
Owned by someone in Harare around 2016
Model 1300 Giulietta Sprint
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers ACV-3951/ZIM
References
 
1300 G1300 G

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year 1959
Noted in Harare 2016
Model Spider
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
19591959

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year
Alfa Spider owned by Christopher Brittlebank in Salisbury, similar to the car John Love owned in Bulawayo.
Model Spider
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers
References Christopher Brittlebank
 
Alfa

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year 1968
Sold new to Germany, acquired in West Germany in 1972 by John Falconer of Rhodesia. The car spent several years in Rhodesia, before being taken to Perth, Australia in 1980 and converted to RHD (required by law at the time). John sold the car around 1986 to John Sheard (Melbourne) who only kept it a month or two and it was then sold to Royce Fullard (a major Australian Alfa collector who also once had a TZ2) who had it until approx 1999. He sold it to Sam Calabro (Sydney) and Andrew Murray acquired the car around 2002. car recently resprayed but otherwise as original. Has homologation papers, original 116,000kms (approx 72,000 miles) original trim and paint but some small dents here and there. The car still has all of the original mechanicals and unusually for a 1300 Stradale it also has the magnesium bell housing, magnesium cam cover and full magnesium sump. Photos show the car with a set of 7" minilite replicas but Andrew has the 7" Campagnolo GTA wheels as well.
Model GTA 1300 Junior
Chassis No. AR 776043
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours Red            
Registration Numbers 1968-AR/AUS References Nick Wood, Andrew Murray
 
A-R GTA 1300 Jnr

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year
Noted being restored in Harare
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Alfa

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year
Noted in Msasa in 2013
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours Red            
Registration Numbers
References
 
Alfa
                      Romeo

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year
Noted in Harare in 2014
Model 2000
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours
           
Registration Numbers ABX-6371/ZIM
References
 
2000

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year 1969

Model Sprint
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours Yellow
           
Registration Numbers A*A-8799/ZIM
References
 
Sprint

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year
Acquired in 1981 by Marc Sweeck. Resprayed metallic blue and re-upholstered in white. Added spotlight, rear spoiler , re-chromed bumpers, and rims, added extra air inlets and side lights from a Mustang.
Model 1750
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red then metallic blue
           
Registration Numbers 233-453-H/RHO
References Marc Sweeck
 
1750
17501750

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year
Acquired by Marc Sweeck from B&B Motors on Samora Machel Ave, Harare. Marc added the "flying cobra" images.
Model 1.5 Sud export
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers 381-662-Z/RHO
References Marc Sweeck
 
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Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year
Acquired from an auction around 2010 by Angus Ogilvy of Harare, as a one owner car in immaculate condition. Later acquired by B. Bichard then G. Law.
Model 2000
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers AAU-2339/ZIM
References Photo: Viv Westbury
 
Alfa 2000Alfa
                      2000

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year
Noted in Rhodesia in the 1970s.
Model Montreal V8
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red?
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Alfa Romeo History          
Year

Model Berlina 2000
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Berlina

 

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