1:18 CMC Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Coupé, 1938 Copper Body Limited Edition 300 PCS

$4,850.00

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uring Coupé Limited Edition 300 pieces
C-009
Available 2017

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, 1938

Special Touring Coupé

Scale 1:12

The 8C 2900B Special Touring Coupé was “made to order,” and it is now the pride of the Alfa Romeo museum “Storico” in Arese, Italy. Not only does the vehicle have an interesting history, but it also features a spectacular styling of coachwork and unique looks. This is reason enough for us to pick this extraordinary car for a small limited edition of 300 pieces in scale 1:12 to be distributed worldwide.

In line with the ground-breaking tradition set by the CMC-made 1:12 scale models in the past, C-009 will boast a hand-crafted copper body with a full array of functional parts, including the engine hood, trunk lid, doors, and wheels, which can open or come off to reveal the underlying detail-exact intricacy of the model.

Originally the 8C 2900B was built for the 24-hour race of Le Mans in 1938. It was fitted with a closed body (Berlinetta), designed by Touring specialists based on their expertise in aerodynamics and light-weight construction — a patent technology known as Superleggera (aluminum body). An 8-cylinder in-line engine empowered by an output of 220 hp, together with the necessary accessories, made the car fully equipped for Le Mans overnight racing.

Despite its overwhelmingly superior lead during the race, the 8C was not able to finish. A tire blowout and a subsequent ruptured valve put an end to its chase of a seemingly certain victory. Nevertheless, there is no denying that the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 was fitted with “a highly-advanced chassis and running gear with features that were absolutely revolutionary for the era” and that “the Touring bodies on the 2.9 Alfa were clearly the most advanced automobile bodies of their time” (Malcomb Harris in The Immortal 2.9 by Simon Moore).

 

The history of the Actual Auto:

The 8C 2900B Special Touring Coupé was “made to order,” and it is now the pride of the Alfa Romeo museum “Storico” in Arese, Italy. Not only does the vehicle have an interesting history, but it is also

spectacular to look at and unique in appearance. This was reason enough for us to pick this extraordinary car for a small limited edition of 300 pieces in scale 1:12 to be distributed worldwide. But this time, we pursued a new path and had the body made of resin without sacrificing any of its functional parts. The engine hood, doors, and trunk lid can open to reveal the engine, cockpit, and trunk as you expect in CMC models.

Originally the 8C 2900B was built for the 24-hour race of Le Mans in 1938. It was fitted with a closed body (Berlinetta), designed by Touring specialists based on their expertise in aerodynamics and lightweight construction — a patent technology known as Superleggera  (aluminum body). An 8-cylinder in-line engine empowered by an output of 220 hp, together with the necessary accessories, made the car fully equipped for Le Mans overnight racing.

Despite its overwhelmingly superior lead during the race, the 8C was not able to finish. A tire blowout and a subsequent ruptured valve put an end to its chase of a seemingly certain victory.

After the race, the car was completely repaired and sold into private hands. It was possessed by a succession of owners in the course of time.  Eventually, the car wound up in England, from where it was brought back home in the 1980s by the Alfa Romeo Museum “Storico” in exchange for a Grand Prix racing car Type 158 Alfetta. Storico decided to restore the car as a street version with an original dark red finish.

 

Since then this one-of-a-kind rarity has charmed every visitor to the museum.

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