A 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta due for auction in 2019 could break the £20 million barrier. Artcurial says the car, due to be sold at its Rétromobile sale on 8 February, represents the flagship Alfa of the pre-war era.
The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta, chassis 412024, was delivered new in Italy in 1939, then transported to England later that year, where it was owned by just four collectors.
Only 30 examples of the 2.9-litre chassis were built, of which just five were fitted with berlinetta coachwork by Touring. This example has previously won the prestigious Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in the US, and Villa d’Este in Italy.