M-107 CMC Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Speciale Touring Coupe, 1938 Scale 1:18
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 and unique in appearance.
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 aerodynamic research in lightweight construction - a patented technology known as Touring Superleggera (aluminium body). An optimized 8-cylinder in-line-engine with 220 hp plus the necessary accessories for Le Mans overnight racing completed the car.
Despite its 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. Finally 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.
-Hand mounted metal precision model composed of 1,577 single parts. 1,244 parts are made of metal
-Authentic and true to scale formed streamlined body. Created by the famous manufacturer Touring and built after the patented Superleggera principle
-Nicely created front with an extraordinary lighting unit and an interesting cooler mask
-Double-wing engine hood with original and functional leather belts
-Inspection hatch at the fenders is screwed to the body and can be removed
-Crescent-shaped spads of the rear wheels can be removed
-Trunk lid with functional interlocking device. Movable support bar keeps trunk lid in open position. Spare wheel can`t be removed.
-Functional doors with movable sash windows
-Perfectly built spoked stainless steel wheels with nipples. Screw-able central locking nuts with right- and left hand thread
-Side-gated fuel filler neck with movable tank cap
-Highly detailed 8-cylinder in-line-engine with all aggregates and complete pipes and cabling
-True to the original recreation of the cockpit. Seats and door covers are upholstered with real leather. Finely made dashboard with all instruments and control elements
-Detailed recreation of the complex under body
-Fuel and oil tank made of stainless steel
-Brilliant mirror finish in the original wine red color tone
Technical Data (Original Vehicle)
Fastest road vehicle in the 1930s
Touring body with a lightweight closed structure (coupé) known as Superleggera
8-cylinder in-line-engine (crankcase made of two light-metal blocks, each with 4 cylinders)
Two Roots turbo chargers (one for each block)
Camshaft drive gear train in the center of the engine
Transmission blocked with rear axle as a trans axle
Hydraulic brakes on all 4 wheels
• Output: 200 PS bei 9,000 U/min
• Displacement: 2,905 (2,927) ccm
• Top speed: 245 km/h
• Bore x stroke: 68 x 100mm
• Wheel base: 2,799 mm
• Track front / rear: 1,349 / 1,349 mm
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