Gooding & Company has announced an exceptional historic racing car that will be offered at next month's Pebble Beach Auctions: a Sport Nazionale and Sport Internazionale winning 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza.

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the esteemed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, has announced an exceptional collector historic racing car that will be offered at next month's Pebble Beach Auctions: a 1947 Italian Championship-winning 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza that will proudly drive over Gooding & Company’s auction stage as its premier offering at the Sunday Auction on August 15, 2010, which commences at 6 p.m. at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. 

“We have more consignors and exceptional cars from around the world than ever before,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “The diversity and quality of our cars this year is the best we have ever presented at Pebble Beach.”

This truly ultimate pre-war racing Alfa Romeo will be made available to the public this August, an exciting opportunity for collectors during Alfa Romeo’s centenary year. The 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza joins a long list of consignments for Gooding & Company’s Sunday Auction, which also includes the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K, 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boattail Speedster, 1995 McLaren F1, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod and 1956 Maserati 200SI. Additional Saturday Auction highlights include Gil Nickel’s 1951 Ferrari 340 America Spider, the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione and the barn discovery 1933 Duesenberg SJ LWB Convertible.

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza with coachwork by Brianza

An exceedingly rare and significant Alfa Romeo, this Monza was piloted by a few noteworthy Genovese drivers during the 1930s and 1940s, including the famous Renato Balestrero. In his hands, chassis 2311218 competed successfully at all the major European racing events, including San Remo, Gran Prix of Bari, Circuito di Senigallia, Circuito di Modena, and Circuito di Voghera, all of which supported Balestrero’s achievement of winning both the 1947 Sport Nazionale and Sport Internazionale Championships with this 8C Monza. In the Monza’s later years of racing, it competed successfully in the Mille Miglia twice (1997 and 2001), Laguna Seca (1997, 1998, and 2008), Copperstate 1000, New England 1000, Colorado Grand and the 8C Tour. Notably, this car has an unbroken ownership history from new and has had only three Californian owners since 1954.

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