Petrolicious Takes a Closer Look At The Nardi-Danese 6C 2500: Video
If you’re a classic car enthusiast than you’re probably already familiar with the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500, built between 1938 and 1952. However, some of you might not be aware of the fact that Alfa Romeo isn’t the only automaker to slap a "6C 2500" badge on an automobile. Enrico Nardi did it as well on three race cars he built in the late 1940s. Although he is mostly known for his beautiful wooden automotive steering wheels, Nardi also built custom race cars in a small workshop he established together with Renato Danese. It all happened after World War II and after Nardi worked for both Lancia and Scuderia Ferrari as an engineer and racing car driver.
Back to the vehicle in question, the Nardi-Danese 6C 2500 was built in only three units for the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio races, arguably two of the most important motorsport venues back in the good old days. Nardi named it the 6C 2500 for the same reasons Alfa did with its grand tourers: it was powered by a 2.5-liter (2,500cc) inline-six engine. This example is owned by Dick DeLuna, who came across the race car in the late 1990s. The Nardi has since been restored back to its original specifications and showcased during events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Monterey Historics. Check out the full story in Petrolicious’ new video.