The only known fully functional and correct (!) Alfa Romeo G1 complex relay will soon be on auction. Now, we will be a bit naughty but this “functional” and “correct” really sounds incredible but also charming. As lovers of beautiful cars we can not remain indifferent to Alf with the number 6018 chassis that he spent on his farm in Australia where his engine was extracted and served as a launcher for the irrigation pump. Then in the 1960s the car was restored. The drama will be held by RM Sothebys.
The Alfa Romeo G1 has a 6.3-liter row six cylinder engine, which is actually the largest engine ever built into an Alf. The engine consists of two blocks of three cylinder blocks and six cylinder heads. The valves are set on the side, as it used to be customary. The bore was 98 millimeters, and the greatest power of 71KS for a while was breathtaking. The highest speed of 138 km / h also. The gearbox is manual, of course, with four speeds, and the power through the kardanas drives the rear to the differential.
The G1 model was created to support Alfa Romeo’s racing activities and was sold to a clientele that he or she had chosen Rolls Royce or Hispano Suiza, which only speaks of the fact that Alfa Romeo was an absolute peak, engineered and design-minded, the world’s car crash. The embedded copy won the class at the Copa del Garda, but the serial copy was a gas storm in times of economic and political chaos after the First World War in Italy. They have just exported all 50 copies to Australia and probably to South Africa.
This copy was bought by a businessman from Queensland who later banked and skimmed Alf at the farm to hide it from custody. Ranch workers were found in the 1940s and used it for transportation on the farm. When the rear axle broke (it does not say whether it is a differential or something else, only a failure), its engine started the pump for the irrigation of the farm. The remains were picked up by Ross Fleell-Smith who restored it for 10 years struggling with searching for authentic parts.
And now imagine buying a farm and finding an old coupon with the Alfin’s sign on the irrigation pumps. Is there anything better than that? The gain on the lot therefore sounds like laughing … Look at the video!
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