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1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Coupe by Touring


All images copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company.

Photos by Brian Henniker.


The 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Coupe by Touring is a very rare pre-war Alfa based on the 6C 2500. It was a racing car that was introduced in 1939. The 256 differs from other racing variants of the 6C, one being that the Tipo 256 was actually prepared by Scuderia Ferrari in Modena, and not by Alfa. Power is from a 125 horsepower, 2.5-liter inline-six. Other features include a shortened frame, a larger fuel tank, lowered radiator, three Weber carburetors, and a stiffer suspension.


Car Highlights

  • Rare Pre-war Competition Alfa Romeo Developed by Scuderia Ferrari

  • Competed in Eight Races During 1939 and the 1940 Mille Miglia

  • Fitted in 1941 with Elegant One-Off Coupe Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

  • Formerly Owned by Acclaimed Automotive Historian Angelo Tito Anselmi

  • Exquisite Restoration; First in Class, Mille Miglia Trophy, and Bulgari Award Winner at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®

  • Presented with Exhaustive History File, Owner’s Manual, Literature, and Tool Kit


Technical Specs

  • 2,443 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

  • Three Weber 36 DO2 Carburetors

  • 125 HP at 4,800 RPM

  • 4-Speed Manual Gearbox (Original)

  • 4-Wheel Hydraulic Finned Aluminum Drum Brakes

  • Front Independent Racing Suspension with Coil Springs and Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

  • Rear Swing-Arm Racing Suspension with Longitudinal Torsion Bars and Dampers