1947 Alfa Romeo 6c 2500 Freccia d’Oro

Gallery Aaldering

Gallery Aaldering is offering this Alfa Romeo 6c 2500 Freccia d’Oro for sale. 


  • Matching numbers & Colors
  • Original interior
  • Interesting history
  • Famous MOVIE CAR

At the start of World War II, Alfa Romeo was busy building the 6C 2500. After the war, in 1946, when the brand resumed production, the 6C 2500 once again was the first model to go into production. In the partially destroyed Portello factory, various models were produced, including the Tourismo, Sport, and Super Sport variants. At that time, the chassis was considered one of the best in the world, and despite its age, it was even better rated by the press and technicians than the chassis of the then-new Ferrari.

Between 1947 and 1950, approximately 2,500 6C 2500’s were built, of which only 680 being the model you see here: the 6C 2500 Sport Freccia d’Oro, which means “Golden Arrow.” This model was able to compete amongst the absolute top at the time. The body was no longer bolted to the chassis but welded to it. This was completely new and was first applied to the Freccia d’Oro by Alfa Romeo.

This Freccia d’Oro was assembled at Carrozzeria Alfa, essentially the precursor to Alfa Romeo Centro Stile, Alfa’s own factory. Under the hood, the 6C 2500 has a six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 2.5 litres, specifically 2,443 cc, delivering 90 horsepower. This allowed the 6C to reach a top speed of 155 kilometres per hour. Bare in mind that we are talking about a car that is over 75 years old! It is also the original engine that the car was delivered with, so it has matching numbers.

The Freccia d’Oro was so sporty that two units were used in the 1950 Carrera Panamericana, one with Taruffi behind the wheel and the other with Bonini and Bonetto.

The car you see here has been fully restored with great respect for its originality. This means that anything beautiful enough to be kept original remained so. The interior is completely original, as is the dashboard, with a fantastic working set of instruments. Behind the wheel, you will feel as if you are transported back to the time when this Alfa Romeo was new. Considering what was possible in terms of production and the machinery used at that time, it is almost incomprehensible how beautiful this interior must have been.

The body, of course, is stunning. It is in an amazing condition without being overly restored. It has been done with due respect for its time. It goes without saying that this car is in “top condition,” but the paint is not too modern, with a too thin an appearance and excessive gloss. It is evident that the restoration was carried out by professional craftsmen who also have a love for classics. Original Alfa Romeo wheels are, of course, present, as well as good tires that do not look overly modern.

There is an interesting fact relating to this 6C 2500: in 1974, the car was painted black to be used in the film “Mussolini: the last act,” directed by Carlo Lizzani and featuring Rod Steiger, Franco Nero, Henry Fonda, and Lisa Gastoni. Much later, the car’s body was restored back to its original state.

This 6C 2500 can be considered truly unique. Rarely does a car like this still have so much originality, such as the interior and the matching numbers engine. It is a beautifully restored car ready for a magnificent future. It is also prepared for prestigious events like the Mille Miglia.

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Gallery Aaldering is a family owned business since 1975. Founder Nico Aaldering and his son Nick are responsible for operational and executive management. The company has been in Brummen since 1987 and started on the location where they currently have their second workshop and detailing shop. Nico started very small, with only three employees. People who still work for the company today. The company grew rapidly and established a name for itself based on quality. In the nineties it was time for expansions after many years of selling Alfa Romeo, then Italian cars later on followed by British cars as well. At the end of 2000 Gallery Aaldering moved to the current premises at the Arnhemsestraat in Brummen. This showroom was build according to Nico's idea and sketches and has a Neoclassical style to match the classic cars inside. During this time Nick entered the company after finishing his studies and working for different automotive companies. Gallery Aaldering expanded and gained momentum with the decades of experience offered by Nico and the bright new ideas and progressive vision offered by Nick. The collection became more diverse with an important move upwards to higher segments. Gallery Aaldering has grown to become one of the largest classic car dealers in Europe. There are about 350 classic cars on display on four floors with a Grand Café and special rooms for business meetings. As a family owned business Gallery Aaldering is proud of its history and traditions, but the future is just as important. At the heart of this all is the passion for classic automobiles. For that reason they participate in the most impressive classic car rally in the world, the Mille Miglia. A deeply rooted love for cars. You will find this in both their genes and the identity of this family owned business.