Car of the Week: Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS ‘Trossi’

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS ‘Trossi’
Picked by: Jeremy Jackson-Sytner – Concours of Elegance Curator

Curator Jeremy Jackson

“A concours car should be beautiful and rare, but it should also tell a story. This 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Touring Coupé, better known as ‘The Trossi’, well and truly ticks each of those boxes.

Beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder but I struggle to come to terms with the notion that there’s anyone out there that wouldn’t call this Alfa Romeo’s perfect proportions and gentle curves beautiful.

The bodywork comes courtesy of Touring, featuring a very special blend of the design house’s pre-war and post-war styling elements, having been completed in 1946. This was the very first car worked on by Bianchi Anderloni of Touring, who led the company during the late ‘40s and 50s, and worked on icons of the motoring world like the Aston Martin DB4.

Underneath the bodywork of this car is an Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 chassis which, having been completed in 1942, represents one of the extremely rare WWII production cars. The car’s first owner, and the man whose name is associated with it to this day, was one Conte Carlo Felice Trossi.

Trossi was a racer of the ‘30s and 40s, with some notable victories to his name, including the Italian Grand Prix in 1947 and the 1948 Swiss Grand Prix. But Trossi was also a backer of the Scuderia Ferrari team, and became its President in 1932. A genuine racer, and clearly a man of great taste.”

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