First Ever Alfa Romeo To Be Auctioned In January 2018


The 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 is only running version of its kind in the world; expected to fetch around $2 million

Alfa Romeo’s first ever car is all set to be auctioned in January 2018. The vintage car, a 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 is expected to fetch around $2 million once it goes for auction. Only 52 of these cars were made and this particular model is the only survivor bearing the rich heritage of the brand.

Powered by a 6.3-litre straight six engine the car is capable of churning out 70 bhp of peak power. The power output might not look very interesting in modern time, but in its time this was enough to make the G1 a supercar. Interestingly, the Ford Model T was capable of pumping out only 20 bhp. Speaking about the 1921 Alfa Romeo G1, it was capable of running at a top speed of 130 kmph, which was certainly enough to make it a much desired sportscar of that era.


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Speaking about the particular Alfa Romeo G1 that is ready for auction, this model is likely one of the earliest production version. It spent a large amount of time in Australia and it was barely used. The car was discovered in 1940s and was later bought by an Alfa Romeo car collector named Ross Flewell Smith in 1965.

It was then restored to pristine condition in 1970s. The car won a range of awards at the 2000 Pebble Beach Concourse. So far, this is the only existing model of its kind anywhere in the world and its auction at the annual RM Sotheby’s event in Phoenix, Arizona is going to be a landmark event for the car.


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Surely many car enthusiasts will keep keen eye on this car and the event as well. We will also keep our eye on the car and the event in January and will bring updates about it. So, to learn more stay with us.

1921 Alfa Romeo G1 Gallery