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- ISBN-10: 0982077432
- ISBN-13: 9780982077436
by Simon Moore
In some ways it seems less than twenty-one years since The Legendary 2.3 appeared but in other ways many more! For example, back in 1999, there was no massive data base of information to access via Google and few people were on email. Almost no-one had their own scanner, so all original photographs had to be sent to a professional pre-press shop in Canada. A different world...
As time passed, Simon received more and more enquiries like “Do you know anything more about chassis number X?” so, after twenty odd years, it was time to do something. A completely new edition was quickly ruled out, so what you have is an update – primarily on Alfa Romeo 8C2300s but also a little on Alfa Romeo 8C2900s and even a handful of pages about the Alfa Romeo Grand Prix cars. You will need to read this Addendum volume in conjunction with the originals which are referred to frequently. It is not a comprehensive book in its own right – it is a reference book to be read with the other books.
The intention has been to focus on “new” historical information and photographs with no updates on changes of ownership, auction results, subsequent restorations, concours appearances, historic racing results or anything at all really since the books came out. Where necessary, corrections have been included, for example the car listed under chassis number 412041 is now known to actually be 412037.
The exciting news is that one completely original short chassis 8C2300 spider with unique Figoni coachwork has been found when no-one really thought that there was any complete car left to be discovered. In addition, two further cars that were modified back in the 1950s have been found and brought out of their hiding places (2311229 and 412151) and original parts for three other cars discovered (2211136, 2311216 and 412040). Some colour images of these cars are included.
With lots of help, Simon has established the identity of a number of cars in the “Remaining Mysteries” section of the The Legendary 2.3 book, although he has also managed to add a few more, both for 8C2300s and 8C2900s.
Like all books from Parkside, this book is produced to the highest standards, using fine matte paper and bonded leather binding. All the approximately 700 photographs are spot-varnished. All black and white photos are reproduced in duotone and some period images are presented in their original sepia format.
Buch, Hardcover, 28 x 28 cm, 516 Seiten, ca. 700 teils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text