#7285 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport "Works Team Car" (1929) Louwman Museum
Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport "Works Team Car" (1929) at the Louwman Museum in The Hague (Holland)
Alfa Romeo is an Italian premium car manufacturer famous for its line-up of luxury sport vehicles. 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. 1059 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 (about 224 miles) Circuit of Modena (Italy) at an average of 107 km/h (about 66 mph). 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'.
The Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, features one of the most impressive private car collections in the world. Several hundred cars are on show to teach you all about car history. The Louwman Museum offers a wide collection that includes everything from antique and classic cars to Formula 1 racing cars and hybrids. Since 1934, two generations of the Louwman family have assembled a unique collection of cars. The present Louwman Museum was designed to display the collection to the public. It was festively opened in 2010. The collection leads you from horse and wagon to the first self-propelled vehicles. It also takes you past the luxury cars from the end of the 19th century, post-war "affordable cars" and the first racing cars. Some of the Louwman Museum's highlights include unique specimens such as the boat-car, the beach-car and the swan-car as well as famous cars such as James Bond's Aston Martin from the film Goldfinger and the customised Cadillac Fleetwood of Elvis Presley.