Alfa-Romeo 158/159 by Bruno Colombi
Price Code: SOLD
Bruno Colombi: a large scale model of an Alfa-Romeo 158/159 ‘Alfetta’ detailed in metal, and wood, with exhaust detailing, bonnet with sprung ‘stays’, the body in aluminium with brass accents, wooden ‘tyres’ with aluminium spinners, Alfa-Romeo mascot badge,and ‘clover leaf’, intricate dashboard instrumentation, wooden steering wheel and fabric seats, the whole mounted on a black lacquered plinth bearing enamelled Alfa-Romeo Milano plaque. Of modern manufacture, approximately 1/5 scale, 1/1.
Length of plinth 38 inches (97 cms) & width 17 inches (44 cms).
Additional Notes: The Alfa-Romeo 158/159, also known as the Alfetta (Little Alfa in Italian), is one of the most successful racing cars ever produced. The 158 and its derivative, the 159, took 47 wins from 54 Grands Prix entered. It was originally developed for the pre-World War II voiturette formula (1937) and has a 1.5 litre straight-8 supercharged engine. Following World War II, the car was eligible for the new Formula One introduced in 1947. In the hands of drivers such as Nino Farina, Juan-Manuel Fangio and Luigi Fagioli, it dominated the first two seasons of the Formula One World Championship.
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