This Alfa Romeo poster features the 1931 8C 2300, considered by many to be one of the greatest cars in motor racing history, and was designed by Vittorio Jano who had recently been poached from Fiat by Alfa boss Enzo Ferrari. This beautiful new Alfa Romeo, powered by an 8 cylinder 2.3 litre engine, replaced the 6C 1750 and soon came to dominate endurance racing taking first place at Le Mans every year from 1931 to 1934.
In the 24 hour event of 1931, with Lord Howe and Henry Birkin of Great Britain behind the wheel, the two “Bentley Boys”, who had turned to Alfas after Bentley’s closing, beat the mighty 7 litre Mercedes-Benz SSK designed by Ferdinand Porsche into second place.
All told this magnificent car notched up over 50 victories in its time including Grand Prix wins at Monaco and Monza. This Alfa Romeo poster perfectly captures the breathtaking speed and power of this classic car.
This is an original poster designed and illustrated by Bill Philpot.
You can find some background information about the design of this poster here.
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SIZE 1: 33½” x 24” (85cm x 61cm) £95.00 ($115.00 US, €109.00) incl p&p
SIZE 2: 27½” x 19¾” (70cm x 50cm) £80.00 ($97.00 US, €92.00) incl p&p
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