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Christopher Mann's 1953 Alfa Romeo 3000

alfa romeo disco volante at the goodwood 77mm

At the end of the row of Fifties Maseratis in the 77th Members' Meeting paddock sat one of my favourite racers. I've seen this stunning 1953 Alfa several times over the past decade and I'm always irresistibly drawn to the sheer beauty of it. It's also unique, being the only 3 litre Disco built, specifically to take on the likes of the mighty SLR Mercedes. Following a Monza crash in 1954 its days were numbered. Thankfully, the car was rebuilt over 20 years and regularly campaigned by Christopher Mann...
Photography - Dave Rook / April 2019
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