The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Alfa Romeo 8C Monza. We make the process of selling your Alfa Romeo 8C Monza quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
Italian automaker Alfa Romeo produced a group of sports cars between 1931 and 1939, with 8 cylinders, which they dubbed the 8C cars. The design of the engine was by Vittorio Jano. It became the primary race engine for the competitive Alfa Romeo racing team. The 8C was a straight-8 block that had a common crankcase, two alloy four-cylinder blocks, which also incorporated the heads. The design won them many races including the 1931 world championship.
The first few 1931 cars were for racing only, but 188 units were produced for the general public. Alfa Romeo did produce some bodies, but generally, chassis were fitted with bodies from Italian coach builders, such as Zagato, Carrozzeria Touring, Carrozzeria Castagna, Pininfarina and Brianza. Some were also built by Graber, Worblaufen and Tuscher of Switzerland and Figoni of France.
The body design had long sleek lines and looked quite elegant for a sporting race car. The second version of the engine, which was designated as the 8C 2900B was the fastest production car in the world at the time, with a top speed of 140 miles per hour.
These are rare and highly valuable cars. A 1933 8C Monza recently sold at a Gooding and Company auction for $11,990,000. That particular car was outfitted with a 2,866 CC DOHC Inline Eight Cylinder Engine and a Gear Driven Roots-Type Supercharger. It had been the winning car of the 1947 Sport Nazionale Championship driven by Renato Balestrero.