1933 Alfa-Cadillac “Keenan Wynn Special”. Photo: Casey Annis
1933 Alfa-Cadillac “Keenan Wynn Special”
It’s enough to make any self-respecting purist cringe. Take a seductive 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, pull out the supercharged 8-cylinder engine, throw away the special Castagna body, cut up and shorten the chassis, and finally install a Flathead Mercury V-8! Too painful a vision to contemplate? Not in the road racing heyday of the 1950s, when a 20-year-old racecar was merely the raw materials for a young racer’s vision of the ultimate Hot Rod Special.
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