Chassis no. 10814406 - Engine no. 10814406
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Categories: E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous; G- Team cars; L- Limited edition cars (no. 18 manufactured)
Owner: Private Collection
One of the just 18 "Testa Fissa" that raced the Mille Miglia in 1934 and 1936.
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In the early Twenties, Ugo Zagato met the brilliant Alfa Romeo engineer Vittorio Jano, with whom he found himself in accordance: Jano wanted to build Alfas that won races and therefore needed the best suppliers. That was the time when young Enzo Ferrari started his career as a driver of Alfa Romeos.
In 1926, with the Alfa Romeo 6C (conceived by Jano), Zagato officially became the coach builder of choice for racers by the Milanese manufacturer. So the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Mille Miglia Speciale, winner of the 1928 Mille Miglia, the 6C 1750 SS, winner of the 1929 edition, and the 6C 1750 GS, that in the hands of Nuvolari got onto the highest step of the MM podium in 1930, had all bodies designed by Zagato. The Drake, in the meantime, gradually discarded his racing helmet to don the managerial suit and tie, until, in 1929, he founded in Modena the Scuderia Ferrari, the private team of the official Alfa Romeos. He chose Zagato as partner for the supply of bodies. Thanks to the Alfa-Ferrari-Zagato joint-venture, some unforgettable pages in the history of automobile competitions were written. The Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport, top racing version of the 6C at the time, was also available with a 1.5 litre engine, so that it could race in the lower classes.

Chassis 10814406, built in 1933, is one of 18 equipped with a Testa Fissa engine, that is with a solid head and cylinders to prevent the cylinder head gasket wear during intensive use. Bought new by well-known Italian lady driver Anna Maria Peduzzi (known as “Marocchina”), it was extensively raced in the Thirties. It took part in the 1934 Mille Miglia for Scuderia Ferrari. The driver Anna Maria ‘Marocchina’ Peduzzi and co-driver Gianfranco Comotti finished the race thirteenth overall and won the class Sport for cars with engines up to 1.5 litres. It come back in 1936, driven by Swiss Emmanuel de Graffenried (DNF).
In 1953 it was imported to the USA by Luigi Chinetti (the famous Ferrari importer and owner of the NART - North American Racing Team).
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28th June 1933 - 30th March 1935
owner: Anna Maria Aka "Marocchina" Peduzzi | Italy
price: £ 50.000
8th October 1933
Circuito delle Province Meridionali - Coppa Principessa di Piemonte
| Napoli | Italy
driver: Anna Maria "Marocchina" Peduzzi
entry number: 26
27th August 1933
Corsa Internazionale allo Stelvio
| Italy
driver: Anna Maria "Marocchina" Peduzzi
entry number: 30
8th April 1934
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Rome - Brescia | Italy
driver: Anna Maria "Marocchina" Peduzzi
co-driver: Gianfranco "Franco" Alessandro Maria Comotti
entry number: 27
18th October 1935 - 7th November 1936
owner: Giacomo De Rham | Switzerland
7th November 1936 - 31st May 1937
owner: Vittorio Belamondo | Italy
price: £ 10.000
June 1953
owner: Dan Aka Danny Collins | United States - Colorado
price: $ 850,00 ($ 1.400 Shipping and spare parts)
6th May 2010 - 9th May 2010
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Rome - Brescia | Italy
driver: Mark Gessler
co-driver: Luciano Viaro
entry number: 44
2nd September 2011 - 4th September 2011
uniques special ones international concours
| Florence | Italy
driver: Mark Gessler
entry number: 14
11th May 2011 - 14th May 2011
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Rome - Brescia | Italy
driver: Claudio Scalise
co-driver: Daniel Claramunt
entry number: 57


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