"Alfa Romeo’s post-war reinvention as a sports car manufacturer ensured the brand’s survival; however enthusiasts were left wanting until the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, when Alfa Romeo honoured its racing past with the 8C Competizione show car. Nearly 1,500 orders were placed before the V-8 powered production variant debuted in Detroit. Under its carbon fibre body, which stayed true to the concept, the 8C Competizione used a Ferrari derived 4.7 litre V-8 rated at 450 bhp. Just 1,000 examples were built, split evenly between a coupé and a roadster.
One of 500 roadsters manufactured this true collector’s item is presented in stunning Bianco Madreperla (mother of pearl white) with a black soft top and black ‘twisted’ leather interior with red top stitching designed to match the classic Alfas of the 1960's. It was manufactured in 2009 and supplied to its first owner by Bert Stemerdink Automobielen BV, Veenendaal of Rotterdam and registered on 24th March 2010. It was then purchased by its second owner on 5th September 2011 in Germany before being acquired by Classic Alfa of London who performed all the necessary UK conversion work prior to selling the car to the current owner on 1st February 2016. Works included replacing the headlights to UK specification, reversing and fog light changes and even the speedometer dial which was specially commissioned (with matching rev counter) to MPH making it virtually indistinguishable from a UK delivered car – however, this work can be reversed by Classic Alfa should it be required and the original clocks are available with the car.
This stunning car was well specified from factory when new with over €35,000 of options which include multi-layer mica-finished colour, ‘twisted’ full grain leather seats and door cards, carbon driving zone, racing alloy wheels in ‘dark shining silver finish’ these alone are an £8,675 option, Bose hi-fi with satellite navigation and iPod connection, 8C Spider battery conditioner (still boxed), red top stitching on the interior, contrasting anodised red brake calipers and factory fitted chip protective film. The car was serviced at Joe Macari in London on 23rd November 2015 at 7,089 miles and at Graypaul, Nottingham on 22nd January 2018 at 8,952 miles. This is a jaw-droppingly beautiful and very highly spec'd rare Alfa Romeo 8C in absolutely fabulous condition and it would make an excellent investment car for the collector."