Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta named “Best of Show”
An exclusive 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta has won the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California. Powered by the famous Alfa Romeo straight-8 designed by Vittorio Jano, the car was purchased four years ago by Jon Shirley, one of the founders of Microsoft who resides in Medina (Washington).
The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta beat over 200 classic cars brought from 27 countries. According to the jury chairman, Sandra Kasky Button: "The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta has grace, style and the right proportions".
Some interesting details: only 33 examples of this car were made for road use – short wheelbase (2.90 m) and long wheelbase (3.00) – and most were bodied by Touring, but only six were of the Berlinetta type.
The Pebble Beach show is also a charity event: the proceeds of this year's event were 1.3 million dollars, thanks to various initiatives such as auctions, sponsorships and donations.