Villa D'Este Style 2014

On April the 13th the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este enjoyed the view of many Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS "Coupé Villa d'Este", lined up in the very place where the lines of their ancestor were acclaimed as one of Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni's masterpieces, sixty-five years ago.

Seven motor cars, of the circa thirty built and sixteen still extant, came to the park of Grand Hotel Villa d'Este. The custodians were more numerous, considering the attendance of a few owners of cars which are currently in restoration.

As a matter of fact, one of the aims of this project is that of creating opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and experience among the owners, as well as possibilities of looking and studying the cars. These, having been hand made over a period of around three years -with an average of less than one motor car per month- show many detail differences.

This year, we also had, for the first time, the "Coupé Villa d'Este" coming from the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese: a highly welcomed debut.

A few guests, critics and historians of design also took part, among whom Aldo Colonetti, Editor of Ottagono, and discussed about the evolution of the style of Carrozzeria Touring on the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS chassis, and the rôle of the great Italian Coachbuilders of the 1950's, and their influence on the development and succes of Italian Design and the fashion business itself.

Two additional examples of Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS with Touring bodywork were in fact shown to help considering the evolution of the Touring style: a 1939 and a 1948.

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