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Vintage: Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS

From the Aston Martin to the VW Beetle, from the BMW Isetta to the Rolls Royce Phantom. Cars may not have been better in the old days, but they sure were different. drive it! salutes the old timers, giving their history and the stories behind it a place of their own in DW-TV's motor magazine.

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The 6C 2500 SS dates back to the middle of Alfa's century long history. It's combines pre-war motor technology with the aesthetics of the early post-war era. Alfa started producing the 6C series in 1927 and the model was continuously updated until 1953 to keep up with the times. 6C stands for "sei cilindri" - six cylinders. This 1948 6C already had a 2 and half litre engine and 110 horsepower. Right from the word go, the engine was equipped with dual overhead camshafts.