Updated: May 29, 2014 2:30 PM | By Gavin Braithwaite-Smith for MSN Autos
World's most expensive Alfa Romeo ever to be sold at auction

What is the Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35?



What is the Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35? (© Bonhams)
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The Alfa Romeo that was the brainchild of Mussolini was sold last year for nearly $9.5 American dollars at an auction. The Italian dictator commissioned the Alfa Romeo 8C-35 to conquer Hitler's dominance of pre-war racing. Built in time for the 1935 Italian Grand Prix, the 8C-35 smashed the competition with racing star Tazio Nuvolari at the wheel and confirmed its fate as one of the most successful racing cars ever.

At the Goodwood Revival in September, the 8C-35's place in the history books was confirmed as it became the most expensive Alfa Romeo ever to sell at auction. Selling for £5,937,500 ($9.5m), the Alfa Romeo eclipsed the previous record of £4,245,118 ($6.8m), held by a 1933 8C 2300 Monza, sold in 2010. Click on through to learn more about this historic — and expensive — car. 

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