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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

One of the jet-age inspired Alfa Romeo beauty creations

Of the many beautiful cars that used the Alfa Romeo brand in the 1950s, it turned out that there were those that had unique shapes and used unusual features to be applied to cars at that time. Well, the Alfa Romeo Superflow IV Pininfarina Coupe was another outstanding vehicle with its Jetsons-style sliding glass roof built by one of the famous Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina.
Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV Coupe by Pininfarina began its life as a race car ever used by by five-times World Champion, Juan Manuel Fangio, when he finished second in the 1953 Mille Miglia(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kJBdis)
This Alfa Romeo beauty creation began its life as a race car with a very different coupe body built by Carrozzeria Colli, built to contest top events like the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. This particular Alfa Romeo is four concept cars in one, in total eight of the 6C 3000 CM's models were built.
Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV Coupe powered by the latest development of Alfa Romeo's fabled twin-cam straight-six 3.5-liter engine coupled with six Weber carburetors so it could be produced around 275 horsepower. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kJBdis)
Yes, this beautiful car is built based on the reliable racing cars ever used by five-times World Champion, Juan Manuel Fangio, when he finished second in the 1953 Mille Miglia by driving a Colli Coupe 3000 CM.
This is the Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM (Competizione Maggiorata) Colli Coupe-winning car at the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio at the 1953 Mille Miglia(Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XWrdbx)
As we all know, this 6C 3000 CM has a highly sophisticated construction with a steel tubular spaceframe chassis, independent front suspension, a DeDion rear axle, and all fitted with a Coupe body created by Colli on the chassis 00128.
Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV Coupe by Pininfarina was the striking use of Plexiglass, this time on the domed roof as well as the headlight covers. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Cq7NEy)
For the drivetrain, it used the latest development of Alfa Romeo's fabled twin-cam straight-six 3.5-liter engine coupled with six Weber carburetors so it could be produced around 275 horsepower.

Well, of those eight 6C 3000 CM’s models ever built, then two units were converted to the worthied car to be used on the road, one built by Boano for Argentine President Juan Peron and another was given to another famous Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina.
Interior view of the Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV Coupe by Pininfarina with simple dashboard layout features several instruments panel and steering wheel on the right. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3fVbIXC)
On Pininfarina's hand, the second car had been developed in such way to four prototype design studies and it ends with this incredible Superflow looks as you can see today. The car showed at the 1960 Geneva Motor Show incorporating the best features of the previous versions, the car was now dubbed the Coupe Super Sport Speciale or Superflow IV.

The plexiglass features able to see on the headlight covers as well as the domed roof. This time the panels were not hinged but could actually slide down and back underneath the rear window. As a result, the Superflow IV could be used as both a Coupe and Spyder.
Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV Coupe by Pininfarina could be used as both a Coupe and Spyder due to the panels were not hinged but could actually slide down and back underneath the rear window. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3fVbIXC)
The show car started out with a rather extreme, jet-age inspired design and finally ended with a strikingly elegant design, typical of the 1960s. It also influenced the design of future Alfa Romeo models, most notably the Duetto Spyder, which was launched in 1966.
And lastly, the elegant and incredible Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV had been succeeded to amaze the audience at Salon Privé 2017 held in the Blenheim Palace grounds for the world-renowned Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance in the Curvaceous Coupes class. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SALON PRIVE | CARSTYLING.RU | RACECAR.COM | ]
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