There’s no denying classic cars are a niche all on their own, drawing fans from all walks of life into a common hobby and passion. However, most of the classic cars that fetch a pretty penny at auctions aren’t upwards of a century old. The oldest Alfa Romeo model that still runs, a 1921 Alfa Romeo G1, recently made waves when it was predicted to sell for a staggering $1 million at an upcoming 2018 auction.
The G1 was rare even at its inception. Created to compete with luxury models in the US and United Kingdom, only 50 production models and 2 prototypes were ever built. Discovered in the 1940s on a farm, the 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 model to be sold at the auction vanished again until it was rediscovered and purchased in 1965 by a longtime fan of Alfa Romeo. The model still achieves 86 mph and will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s in Arizona in mid-January.
The oldest Alfa Romeo model is a once-in-a-lifetime discovery, featuring two seats, an open top, and a premium, historic, well-preserved and well-appointed interior designed by Giuseppe Merosi. However, not everyone can own a historical, $1 million vehicle. For the rest of us, modern Alfa Romeo models work just as well, so stop by Corwin Alfa Romeo FIAT today.