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1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d'Este

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Touring Berlinetta "Villa d'Este" VIN 915900 was dispatched at Touring on 03-08-51 to its first owner, Riccardo Giamundo from Naples, who was at that time only 25 years old and who found an untimely death in Venezuela just a couple of years later.
Under unknown circumstances #915900 has found its way into the catacombs of Naples. It was found there in 2005, when the now famous Tunnel Borbonico was discovered and excavated, a previously unknown network of subterranean vaults and hallways in which a considerable number of classic cars were found, obviously seized by the local police decades ago for tax or whatever reasons. The Galleria Borbonica now forms a tourist attraction with guided tours below the surface of Naples. Most of the lesser or unrestorable cars which had been discovered are still on display in these catacombs.

When found, the Alfa was in a derelict, but almost complete state and was subsequently restored in Italy and Germany, taking care to preserve all original substance.
Restoration started in 2007. Bodywork was done by Mabert, Torino, suspension and axles by Grillo, Biella. The original, damaged engine "SS 928194" was saved and restored with tremendous effort in Germany by Christian Wallner, Munich and the final assembly, upholstery etc. was carried out by Jürgen Graumann, Wuppertal.

Presumably 32 6C 2500 SS have been built in this utterly elegant Villa d'Este body style. Of these 32, some 21 cars are known to exist to date. #915900 represents a correct, matching numbers example which has been restored to highest standards. Finished in "amaranto", it wears exactly its original livery.

In 2018 the finished car was participating both at Pebble Beach and the annual gathering of surviving Villa d'Este-style 6Cs at the famous hotel at Lake Como.

Further information can be taken from a comprehensive spectral analysis report and a recent expertise provided by marque specialist Raoul San Giorgi.

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