Alfa Romeo G1 - Unique 'One-Off' cars in Australia pt. 10

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Back in 2009, we put together a list of 13 of our favourite one-offs that had been featured in Unique Cars – or advertised for sale (not counting modified cars or ‘specials’). At number nine was this Alfa G1

 

Alfa Romeo G1

From Unique Cars #300, Jun/Jul 2009

The oldest Alfa Romeo in the world. The sole survivor of just 52 built, and boasting the largest engine – a 6.3-litre side-valve six-cylinder  – ever fitted to an Alfa Romeo. If ever a car was unique, then this is it.

One of just seven G1 two-seat sports roadsters imported to Australia, our featured example arrived here in 1921 and was sold for £850 to the owner of Cressy Station, near Winton in Queensland.

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Later used as a farm hack, it fell into the hands of an enthusiast who rebuilt it over a 10-year period with the help of another G1 found in Victoria.

It’s now in the safe hands of Sydney-based Alfa Romeo importer, Neville Crichton, who shipped it to California for the prestigious 2005 Pebble Beach Concours where it won a "Third in Class" trophy.

Our top 13 'One-Off' list:

1. Nissan R34 GT-R Z-Tune

2. Studebaker Commander Cabriolet

3. Porsche 959

4. Lincoln Model K Lebaron Coupe

5. Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

6. Chevrolet Corvette L88

7. Clement

8. 1938 Lancia Astura Farina Cabriolet

9. 1958 Buick Limited

10. Alfa Romeo G1

11. BMW M1

12. Ferrari 750 Monza

13. Dodge Daytona

 

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