Second works Alfa for Auction

AutoTrader NZ
Published 9 March 2020

It follows the sale of the Irish Grand Prix-winning 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport (UU79) for a record $1.5 million at its Cheltenham auction in March.

On collection from Italy, UV819 was adopted as a Works Team Car by the British Alfa concessionaire, F W Stiles. Having featured in the 1929 Brooklands Double Twelve, it was next entered for the inaugural Irish Grand Prix, where it won the first day’s Saorstat Cup in the hands of former Russian Imperial Guard officer Boris Ivanowski.

Although ineligible for the next day’s larger capacity class Eireann Cup, it was nevertheless classified third overall (first in class) on aggregate for the meeting, finishing ahead of such allegedly superior machinery as Henry Birkin’s 4.5-litre Blower Bentley and Dudley Benjafield’s privateer Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport.

Stiles then ran the Alfa for Attilio Marinoni in the 1929 Ards TT before selling it to amateur racer Reginald Outlaw, who entered it for the same trio of events in 1930. Sometime in those early years, the car was fitted with Carlton Competition Four-Seater coachwork.

Following Outlaw’s tenure, it spent some time in both New Zealand and the US.
H&H expects it to sell for up to $1.2 million.