1990 Alfa Romeo 75
Year of manufacture1990
1990 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione IMSA Competition Saloon
Chassis no. CBM005
For the 1990 Italian Superturismo Championship, the famous Jolly Club team joined forces with CiBiEmme Sport to become the official Alfa Romeo works team. The team campaigned two Alfa Romeo 75 Turbos, this example (chassis 'CBM005') being driven by Allesandro Zamperdi, Marco Brand, Gianni Morbidelli and Nicola Larini in the 'A1' class. A works driver for Ligier in Formula 1 at the time, Larini entered only eight of the 20 races in the ten rounds of the Italian Superturismo Championship, winning five of them, yet still managed to finish 3rd overall and best Alfa Romeo. The car's results for the 1990 season are as follows:
April 28/29: Pergusa, Larini, 1st race 1, 1st race 2
May 19/20: Magione, Zamperdi, DNF/DNS
June 2/3: Vallelunga, Larini, 2nd race 1, 3rd race 2
July 14/15: Misano, Morbidelli, 1st race 1, 11th race 2
August 4/5: Misano, Larini, 1st race 1, 6th race 2
Sept. 28/29: Imola, Morbidelli, DNF/4th race 2
October 13/14: Varano, Larini, 2nd race 1, 1st race 2
October 27/28: Monza, Brand, 3rd race 1, 3rd race 2
At the end of 1990 CiBiEmme sold its two Alfa Romeo 75 Turbos as it would become the BMW Italia works team for 1991 and 1992, campaigning the M3. Motor Sport Italia Srl acquired 'CBM005', the most successful of the pair. Run to revised technical regulations, the 1991 Italian Superturismo Championship saw 'CBM005' competing in the 'S1' class driven by Stefano Buttiero. Buttiero ended the season with 75 points, finishing the championship 6th overall and 'Best Privateer'.
For the 1992 season, 'CBM005' was retained by Motor Sport Italia Srl and upgraded to IMSA specification with wider wheelarches and other modifications. The accompanying results sheet for the 1992 season is incomplete, but 'CBM005' is known to have been driven by Giovanni Bonanno, Ernesto Vita, and Stefano Buttiero during the course of the season. AS well as the aforementioned results sheet, the car also comes with its original Passaporto Tecnico issued by the CSAI.
'CBM005' then effectively disappears from view, resurfacing in July 2002 when it was acquired by Dutch Alfa Romeo dealer/collector Douwe Heida with the help of Bob van der Sluis and his works connections in Italy. Photographs of the Alfa in Italy at time of acquisition are on file. Thereafter the car remained in a private collection in the Netherlands and participated in a few races in the Alfa Romeo Challenge series. No expense has been spared in keeping the car running and in as original condition as possible. We are advised by the vendor that it is in very good condition and ready to race, although a thorough inspection beforehand is always recommended.