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Posted By: BenD Lampson
Posted On: Wednesday June 17, 2020 at 3:42 PM
 
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The Alfa Romeo G1 according to wikipedia.......................................................(pic)
The Alfa Romeo G1 (192123) was an Italian automobile.

It was the first all-new design from Alfa Romeo after the end of the A.L.F.A. brand. It was designed by A.L.F.A. pioneer Giuseppe Merosi as the factory's new luxury vehicle. At the same time, Merosi revised the prewar 24HP racing car into the 20/30ES model. At this time, he was engaged in a legal dispute with Nicola Romeo regarding the brand takeover conditions.

The chassis was lengthened and stiffened from the 1914 A.L.F.A. 40-60 HP model, entering into market territory competition with Rolls-Royce. A new 6.3 L (384 cu in) straight-6 engine was introduced, producing 70 bhp (52 kW) and 216 lb⋅ft (293 N⋅m) of torque. The G1 achieved a maximum speed of 86 miles per hour (138 km/h), winning its production class at the Coppa del Garda race.

Total production was only 52 copies. It found almost no customers in Italy, and all 50 (except for 2 prototypes) found their way to Australia. Chassis 6001 and 6002 was built in 1920 as prototypes, whereas 6003 to 6052 was built mostly in 1921.


This chassis number 6018 is possibly the only remaining G1. It was auctioned for US$445,000 in 2018, after having been rebuilt from its original to a tipo corsa racing car.
Only one known survivor exists as of 2019, chassis 6018. It was in 2007 owned by New Zealand's Alfa importer and is also the oldest surviving Alfa Romeo-branded car.

The Alfa Romeo G2, a planned improved version, was never produced after the commercial failure of the G1.

Due to the history of this car, it wouldn't surprise me if Brooklin added this to their Alfa Romeo series.



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Attn: Karl...1921 Alfa Romeo G1 coming from Autocult by John Kuliak #28254
The Alfa Romeo G1 according to wikipedia.......................................................(pic) by BenD Lampson #28254.1
Rio also made a G1 recently - black tires, no racing number. by Harvey Goranson #28254.1.1
I wonder who got it at auction in 2017? (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #28254.1.1.1
Thanks - I got the RIO and read up on it then. Now I have the AUTOCULT on pre-order! (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #28254.2




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