Chassis Nummer: 12135
05.02.2015, Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais, Paris, Sold: 59.800 €, Estimate: 80.000 – 110.000 €
Sold by: http://www.cotswoldcars.com/sold/1924-alfa-romeo-rm-torpedo-sports
The RM we offer here is an exceptionally rare and desirable, 1924, Short Chassis, Sports Model. Sadly, little is known of the car’s early history apart from the fact that it was registered in Italy as an agricultural vehicle during the 1950s! The car was found in 1972 with a 1950s Alfa Romeo 1900 engine installed and a restoration was started in the 1980s – the body was removed and the chassis repaired as required, the steering box was overhauled and the differential and half shafts were restored. Only a few years ago an original RM engine and gearbox was acquired and installed into the car. This car is now in a wonderful position to start a restoration – it has much of its original body, including the doors and even the leather door panels, some original instruments, a correct type magneto, lights, etc.