ALFA ROMEO MONZA THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CELEBRATED 2211130
"GREAT CARS 12" Series. Designed by Vittorio Jano, one of Italy's greatest engineers, the Alfa Romeo Monza was the fastest and most desirable of the 8...
Designed by Vittorio Jano, one of Italy's greatest engineers, the Alfa Romeo Monza was the fastest and most desirable of the 8C family drivers of the time, including Tazio Nuvolari and Rudolf Caracciolo, the supercharged straight-eight Monza was a true all-rounder, equally effective on the dusty roads of the Mille Miglia, the streets of Monaco and the flat-out banking at Monza.
Built in 1933, the ‘2211130’ was raced that year by the Hon Brian Lewis and won the arduous Mannin Moar race on the Isle of Man. The car continued to be raced until the war by John Cobb (1934), Luis Fontes (1935), Anthony Powys-Lybbe (1936–37) and Fay Taylour (1938), at venues as diverse as Vila Real (Portugal) and Phoenix Park (Ireland). Post-war, it passed through several significant collectors to arrive at its status today as one of the more important surviving Monzas, and a car with so much charisma and historic interest that it is a most worthy addition to the acclaimed ‘Great Cars’ series.