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A superb 1931 Alfa Romeo 1750 6C scooped not one but two prizes at the Footman James Concours d’Elegance on 13-14 July, held alongside the Chateau Impney Hill Climb.
Entered in the 1926-1950 class, it picked up both the People’s Choice and the Judges’ Choice awards as it proved the undisputed winner at the Worcestershire event.
This Alfa resides in a private collection and has been with its current owner for more than 45 years, during which time it’s been enjoyed on both road and track.
It’s recently been the subject of a nut-and-bolt restoration, gaining a four-seater touring body in the process, but the owner’s promised that this work won’t stop it being used and she hopes to campaign it on hillclimbs this year.
To achieve concours glory, the Alfa had to overcome competition from entrants in four classes, split into 25-year increments, featuring, among others, a one-of-two 1984 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6 with a Burberry-check-trimmed cabin and a Shell-liveried 1919 Ford Model T petrol tanker.
The concours was run alongside Chateau Impney’s hillclimb, where a Lola T160 driven by Tom Walker claimed fastest time of the day.
“This remarkable example of a pre-war road and race car was a very deserving winner of the Footman James Concours d’Elegance,” said David Bond, Footman James’ Managing Director.
“Not only does it enjoy a wonderful history at the hands of its current owner, who has used and enjoyed throughout her time with the car, but it is also in incredible condition.
“Thanks to a deeply sympathetic restoration this historic vehicle has been preserved, not only for the owner but for all those that attend the event to see such cars.”
Images: Angus Taylor