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1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta Touring

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Amazing and inspiring; such a beautiful car to begin with and you've done it proud with the upgrade. 

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Thanks for the latest replies!

 

Spectacular in every detail. I have a Franklin Mint cabriolet die cast that's very nice, but nothing close to what you've done.

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Beautiful model of a beautiful car, probably the one that Luigi Chinetti owned (also a Touring body).

IMO the most breathtaking Touring body for the 8C 2900B was this one, originally delivered to an American buyer:

 

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A beautiful replica of a beautiful automobile. Incredible conversion and world class workmanship as always.

Absolutely Jürgen, stunning as always!

By the way, do you know the color of the Mille Miglia 1947 winner? It is the same Alfa Romeo - I have seen models in red, dark red and a dark grey-blue...

I would like to convert a Leo 2900 into this one.

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Absolutely Jürgen, stunning as always!

By the way, do you know the color of the Mille Miglia 1947 winner? It is the same Alfa Romeo - I have seen models in red, dark red and a dark grey-blue...

I would like to convert a Leo 2900 into this one.

Helmut, I reviewed my books and magazines, but I only found some of those b/w pictures shown on the web.

On all these pictures the paintwork of #230 appears rather dark compared against the tires. IMO this makes a bright red paintwork unlikely, and even in the wild early post-war years grey-blue on an Alfa racing car seems not very plausible.

An undated painting of #230 found on the web shows a burgundy paintwork. Burgundy would be my personal assumption, too.

Provided that every diecast manufacturer does some research before choosing his paintworks all these very different colours suggest the assumption that there is no solid knowledge about the paintwork of #230 at all.

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Helmut, I reviewed my books and magazines, but I only found some of those b/w pictures shown on the web.

On all these pictures the paintwork of #230 appears rather dark compared against the tires. IMO this makes a bright red paintwork unlikely, and even in the wild early post-war years grey-blue on an Alfa racing car seems not very plausible.

An undated painting of #230 found on the web shows a burgundy paintwork. Burgundy would be my personal assumption, too.

Provided that every diecast manufacturer does some research before choosing his paintworks all these very different colours suggest the assumption that there is no solid knowledge about the paintwork of #230 at all.

Thanks, Jürgen, dark red is also what I thought that it probably was - I have also seen the painting you mentioned and I think this is the way to go.

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