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1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport

Chassis no. 121215037
Engine no. 6C121215037
Coachbuilder Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
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1933
Manufacturing
1933
1st and current engine no. 6c121215037
Manufacturer: ALFA ROMEO (IT)
Note: Alfa Romeo-Roots Supercharger
1933
1st interior
Material: Leather
Seats: Black
1933
1st body
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
1933
1st and current chassis no. 121215037
From 1934
to 1975
Plate: BLN167
Country: GB
From 15th November 1934
to 17th January 1935
Owner: Norman Henry Cooper (GB)
Note: It is believed he was born September 2, 1899. His address in 1934 was London, 5 Bury Street St James's. Before the war he was engaged in a shipping business on his own account. He was Second Lieutenant of the Regiment Corps of Royal Engineers. He was awarded. After the war he was general manager of Warehousing Company.
15th November 1934
Identification document: Logbook original U.K.
From 17th January 1935
to 3rd December 1936
Owner: J. H. BARTLETT LTD (GB)
Famous owner: Sports and competition car specialist dealer. Started racing motorcycles but switch to four wheels and competed at Brooklands and sprint races at such places as Southport Sands. Entered Le Mans in 1949 with Healey Elliott but was unclassified.
From 3rd December 1936
to 13th September 1939
Owner: WARRINGTON SLATE CO LTD (GB)
Note: Slating and tiling contractors. Suppliers of all building materials
From 13th September 1939
to 4th May 1940
Owner: Frank Ellisori (GB)
Note: He's supposed he was the Frank Ellisori musician (clarinet player).
1940
2nd body
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
From 4th May 1940
to 22nd November 1967
Owner: Rowland Cyril Kyrle Money (GB)
Note: Aka RCK Money. He was born on 4th July 1915. He became a Major in the Royal Engineers. With his MG he won the Stanley Cup Competition on June 19th 1937 - a scratch race, at Donington Park organized by the Frazer Nash CC. He also seems to have had success in what seems likely to have been a CSMA Trial in 1939. Mr. Money entered his MG in both the 1946 and 1947 Brighton Speed Trials in each case entered in the "1100cc Racing" Class. By that time he was entered as Major R C K Money. He had six children. A daughter, Lucy had a husband, Piero Pesaro, specialised in repairing Alfa Romeos in London.
1946
3rd body
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
Colour: Two tone: dark body and mudguards, pale bonnet.
1946
Generic fact: Photo
8th February 1949
Identification document: Registration Book
1950
Event: Unknown
Race number: #59
1950
4th body
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
1950
Generic fact: 1926 Bentley 3 litre (chassis no. RT1537) and 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport (chassis no. 121215037). Looks like this pair are off somewhere for the weekend, and expecting tyre problems, since both have a couple of additional spare tyre placed in front of the grille. The Alfa Romeo have the rounded covers on the headlights and seems to be towed by the Bentley in that very moment, with childrens waiting onboard. The photos are probably early post-war and the Bentley had already lost its Carbodies saloon body, it now sports a Vanden Plas style tourer body. The Alfa Romeo with Castagna coachwork was at this point owned by Major Money.
1950
Generic fact: 1926 Bentley 3 litre (chassis no. RT1537) and 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport (chassis no. 121215037). Looks like this pair are off somewhere for the weekend, and expecting tyre problems, since both have a couple of additional spare tyre placed in front of the grille. The Alfa Romeo have the rounded covers on the headlights and seems to be towed by the Bentley in that very moment, with childrens waiting onboard. The photos are probably early post-war and the Bentley had already lost its Carbodies saloon body, it now sports a Vanden Plas style tourer body. The Alfa Romeo with Castagna coachwork was at this point owned by Major Money.
1967
Generic fact: The barn-find situation with Major Money and young Sue & Peter Burges (1967).
1967
Generic fact: The barn-find situation with Major Money and young Sue & Peter Burges (1967).
1967
Generic fact: The barn-find situation with Major Money and young Sue & Peter Burges (1967).
1st January 1967
Generic fact: The barn-find situation with Major Money and young Sue & Peter Burges (1967).
1967
Generic fact: The barn-find situation with Major Money and young Sue & Peter Burges (1967).
1967
Generic fact: The barn-find situation with Major Money and young Sue & Peter Burges (1967).
1967
Generic fact: The barn-find situation with Major Money and young Sue & Peter Burges (1967).
November 1967
Generic fact: Other photos
From 29th November 1967
to May 1984
Owner: Peter Robertson Burgess (GB)
Note: Dr. Burgess moved to Australia in 1975 and was still listed as owner in 1981
November 1967
Generic fact: Other photos
November 1967
Generic fact: Other photos
1968
Bibliography: Slater Roy, La 6c 1750 Alfa Romeo , L'editrice Dell'automobile, n.p. 1968
1970
Generic fact: Other photos
1970
Generic fact: The first restoration work in England. (1970s)
1970
Generic fact: The first restoration work in England. (1970s)
1970
Generic fact: The first restoration work in England. (1970s)
1970
Generic fact: The first restoration work in England. (1970s)
1970
Generic fact: The first restoration work in England. (1970s)
1970
5th body
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
Colour: cream and black
1970
Generic fact: The barn-find situation with Major Money and young Sue & Peter Burges (1967).
July 1973
Record: Test Certificate
From 1975
to May 1984
Plate: VINT007
Country: AU
1976
Generic fact: Other photos
From 18th August 1978
to 26th August 1978
Event: Sydney Motor Show
Locality: Sydney (AU)
Note: It was used as a feature car on the Alfa Romeo stand
From 15th August 1979
to 30th August 1979
Event: Sydney Motor Show
Locality: Sydney (AU)
From May 1984
to 26th October 1997
Owner: Diana Gaze (AU)
Famous owner: One of the first lady racing car drivers in Australia. Patron of AROCA, the revered Australian motor racing matriarch was wife of four-time Australian grand prix winner Lex Davison until his death and then wife of Australia's first world championship driver Tony Gaze
Note: Engine rebuilt by Gilbert Dickson and Richard Pilkington, car restored by "The Automobilists" in Melbourne, with the work completed in February 1986. This was when the color changed from black & cream original livery to red, which Diana Gaze later regretted
From May 1984
to October 1997
Plate: DG1750
Country: AU
1986
6th body
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
Colour: Red
1986
2nd interior
Material: Leather
Seats: Red
January 1992
Press review: Unknown author, "Holden Special Vehicles Facing Tough", The Age Classifield , 01-1992
From 29th April 1992
to 3rd May 1992
Event: Targa Tasmania
Locality: Launceston (AU)
Race number: #101
Class: A-01
Team: ALFA ROMEO OWNERS CLUB OF AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA DIVISION (-)
Driver: Diana Gaze (AU)
Co-Driver: Catherine Davinson (AU)
Results / Prizes: 156th OA / 3rd CL
From 28th April 1993
to 2nd May 1993
Event: Targa Tasmania
Locality: Launceston (AU)
Race number: #301
Class: C/2
Team: ALFA ROMEO OWNERS CLUB OF AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA DIVISION (-)
Driver: Diana Gaze (AU)
Co-Driver: Coad Davison (AU)
Results / Prizes: 215th OA
July 1994
Bibliography: De Boer John, The Italian Car Registry - John Fulton De Boer , Unknown publisher, n.p. 1994
From 16th April 1996
to 20th April 1996
Event: Targa Tasmania
Locality: Launceston (AU)
Team: ALFA ROMEO OWNERS CLUB OF AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA DIVISION (-)
Driver: Diana Gaze (AU)
Co-Driver: Catherine Davinson (AU)
October 1997
Press review: Unknown author, "The Darling Harbour Classic", The Sidney Morning Herald , 10-1997
October 1997
Press review: Unknown author, "Car Culture", The Sidney Morning Herald , 10-1997
26th October 1997
Event: Goodman Darling Harbour Classic Auction
Locality: Unknown city (AU)
Note: Held in conjunction with the Australian International Motor Show. It was sold for $242,000
From 26th October 1997
to 20th December 2008
Owner: Alberto Pamos (BR)
Purchase price: $ 242,000
Famous owner: Collector
Note: Ville de France Collection
From November 1997
to December 2008
Plate: DMA1750
Country: BR
11th August 2007
Event: Ville de France Collection
Locality: Itatiba (BR)
2008
3rd and current interior
Material: Leather
Seats: Black
15th August 2008
Event: Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction
Locality: Carmel-by-the-Sea (US)
Note: Lot 334 Estimated Value: $800,000-$1,000,000 Lot was not sold
November 2008
Press review: Unknown author, "Exceptional Motorcars At Quail Lodge", Keith Martin's - Sport Car Market , no. 11, 11-2008, pp. 68
From December 2008
to 2016
Plate: AR2825
Country: NL
December 2008
Event: Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia
Locality: Saanen (CH)
Note: Lot 334
20th December 2008
Event: Bonhams - Ferrari Et Les Prestigieuses Italiennes
Locality: Ginevra (CH)
Note: Lot 226 Sold CHF 396,468 (€ 367542)
From 21st December 2008
to October 2016
Owner: Wim G. Deys (NL)
Note: Mr. Deys had the car cosmetically and authentically restored by Touring of Milan in 2010
February 2009
Generic fact: Other photos
2010
7th and current body no. 7029
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
Type: Drophead coupe-Convertible
Colour: Black and cream
From 7th September 2012
to 9th September 2012
Event: Schloss BensBerg Classic
Locality: Bergisch Gladbach (DE)
4th June 2016
Event: The Greenwich Weekend Auction
Locality: Westport (US)
Note: Lot 137
From September 2016
to currently
Owner: Private collection
April 2022
Record: Photo