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It is easy to see why Car and Driver stated that the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione “just might be the ultimate two-seater GT.” It has the best of all worlds: a Ferrari-derived 4.7-liter engine, a Maserati chassis, and exotic carbon fiber bodywork designed by Wolfgang Egger. This fusion of top-drawer engineering was meticulously assembled in Modena at the Maserati factory, and each car was individually test-driven by Alfa Romeo engineers. Production began in 2007 and was purposely limited to 500 units with 84 allocated for America – each one pre-sold.
As noted on the window sticker, this 8C Competizione was specified in Red Metallic paint with black leather upholstery, and its options included an Impianto Bose Premium GT sound system, full carbon kit, fitted luggage, GPS navigation, leather headliner, and the classic Marchio Sportivo on the front fenders. Retailed through Maserati of Troy in Michigan, this Alfa Romeo remained with its original owner until 2018, when it was sold to the consignor. Today, the car remains in excellent, show-quality condition, having been driven less than 400 miles from new. In keeping with its overall presentation, this 8C comes with its special-ordered fitted luggage as well as its original window sticker, owner’s manuals, keys, and other factory accessories.
With its limited-production status and ultra-low mileage, this 8C Competizione presents as the ultimate expression of modern Italian engineering melded with the nostalgia of Alfa Romeo’s prewar preeminence.