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2018 Body off Restoration 1928 Alfa Romeo CSS 1500 6 cylinders #0211351 Body: WC & RC Atcherley

The Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 was one of the first Italian sports cars to feature cutting edge Grand Prix racing technology in a production road car. Called the Alfa Romeo Normale when it was first advertised, the car was revealed at the Milan Motor Show in 1925. It was renamed the 6C 1500 the following year, but the first production models didn't arrive until early 1927. This fast touring car was built on a simple lightweight ladder-frame chassis and fitted with Alfa's 1,487cc straight-6 cylinder engine, which was based on the factory's P2 straight-8 racing engine and was available in three versions: the single-overhead camshaft Normale, the twin-overhead-camshaft Sport, and the supercharged Super Sport model. Most of these cars were bodied in Italy, but this rare 6C 1500 Sport was bodied by WC & RC Athcerly in England. Amateur race driver Geoffrey Summers commissioned the car, and he raced it at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in 1929. The car was found in Belgium in 2010 by the current owner, who also happens to be the grandson of the coachbuilder R.C. Athcerly.
The goal of this restoration was to use as much of the original material as possible. We were surprised to find what good condition the wood was in.
There were a number of challenges with the metal work on the body. One of the most difficult were the fenders not being in the original shape. So...
In our coachwork shop John processed to build a wooden buck in the shape of the correct fender. Using the power hammer he formed the metal curves needed for the 8 fenders half that were then welded together for the 4 correct shape fenders.
We found the manual for the Alfa that showed the tools that came with the car. We duplicated that set of tool for this restoration.
Getting ready for Pebble Beach.

April 2018 Ferrari Concorso Pasadena

Concorso Ferrari in Old Town Pasadena, California, is open to anyone who wants to come and mingle among the mighty V12s. The Concourse is in it's 11 year and put on by the Ferrari Club of America’s Southwest Region. The venue was free was packed with what organizers estimate was approximately 20,000 spectators.

May 2018 Mille Miglia

June 2018 Finished Ferrari Dino Restoration

August 2018 Pebble Beach Tour 'd Elegance

This shows you what the original fenders looked like.

August 2018 The Quail, A Motorsports Gather

At the Quail we displayed Lancia Stratos, Lamborghini 350GT and Jaguar Alloy XK-120.

August 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Sunday morning on the 18th green at Pebble Beach with a nice soft overcast. The calm before the storm...
Called up to the ramp for the prize giving. Class J¬4: Italian Classic 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta, David & Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, California, 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 S WC & RC Atcherley Open Sports Car, Dave & Lisa Atcherley, Throop, Pennsylvania, 1932 Lancia Dilambda Viotti Torpedo, Albert Kalimian, New York. It is the moment of truth when we find out the results of the hundreds of hours of work put into this Alfa by the crew at Fast Cars Ltd.

We were proud to be awarded 2nd in Class. The 2.9 blue Alfa was presented with 1st in Class and went on to win Best in Show!

A pretty nice trophy, considering the competition won Best in Show.

September 2018 Colorado Grand

This was a chance to really stretch the legs on the Alfa.

October 2018 Mille Miglia USA

For the first time, the famous 1000 Miglia brought its endurance race outside the Italian borders and to the United States from October 25-27, 2018. In conjunction with the Italian Embassy and the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA), the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA featured a taste of the event once dubbed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car race in the world.” The last day the classic car rally covered more than 150-miles of some of the most scenic areas in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. before finally crossing the finish line on Italian-soil at Villa Firenze, the official residence of the Italian Ambassador to the United States of America.

Fast Cars Ltd. transported five cars for this event from Redondo Beach.
This is serious motoring...

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