One-off prototype car, presented to great acclaim at the Geneva Motor Show in 1995
Bodywork by Carrozzeria Castagna of Milan
Based upon an Alfa Romeo 75
3.0L V6 ''Busso'' powerplant with 5-speed manual transmission, modified and upgraded by a DTM specialist
Completely unique, hand-built aluminium and carbon-fibre bodywork
Magazine and museum feature, registered with the RIAR
Would make the ultimate addition to any serious Alfa Romeo collection
A fascinating piece of history, this. The Castagna Vittoria was built as a one-off concept car in 1994, as a revival of the famous coachbuilders, Carrozzeria Castagna - who were an Italian byline for luxury, customised vehicles for over 100years. Indeed, so esteemed were this remarkable company that they assisted in building the wagons for the Orient Express, and produced one of the world’s first minivans with the Aerodinamica in 1913.
In 1994, Uberto Pietra revived the brand, with this simply exceptional car designed by architect, Gioacchino Acampora. The styling was just as distinctive and brave as the illustrious name would suggest - and while no further examples were built, it peppered the press and thousands of admiring glances. There simply hadn’t been a car like it.
With its fabulous green flocked interior and mixed angles, it was a striking piece of kit - a hand-hammered, aluminium-bodied, steel-framed beauty that exaggerated the form of Alfa Romeo’s SZ and took it to new heights. It kicked off a whole new life for Carrozzeria Castagna, and has been a living legend ever since. Magazine articles, museums, motor shows and more continue to fawn over this bonafide original, which remains the only Vittoria ever built.
If that’s not enough market pitch for you, it’s still loaded with a V6 Busso and specialist performance equipment to give the car its own unique character. It’s prepared for racing as it is for the road.
The History and Paperwork
The car sees origins as an Alfa Romeo 75 V6 from 1987
This was completely rebodied, skinned, trimmed and rebuilt
Built in 1994 as a one-off concept car by Carrozzeria Castagna of Milano
Hand-beaten aluminium on a steel structure
Final assembly and painting by Carrozzeria Sonnino of Busto Arsizio
Numbered and stamped as Car 0001
Presented in March 1995 at the Geneva Motor Show
Only 2500 Km from new
The car has spent much of its life in storage
Mille Miglia in 1995, sponsored by Automobilismo Magazine
100x100 Alfa celebration in Novegro
‘The Uniques’ in Florence, 2010
Essen’s ‘Techno Classica’ in 2021
Vernasca Silver Flag 2016
Turin MAUTO museum in 2019 for the Auto Che Passione event
The car has recently appeared in:
EPOCAUTO issue 8, August 2021
Il Quadrifoglio July 2023
The car will be visible on the Car&Classic stand at MilanoAutoclassica, in Milan, from the 17th until the 19th of November 2023
Valid Technical Inspection until July 2024
Insured with expiry in August 2024
The car comes complete with:
All identification and registration paperwork
Numerous invoices for replacement - often specialised - parts
Paperwork from the UK VCA in 1999
Original manual for the car’s Alfa Romeo basis
Techno-Classica trophy from 2012, where it won the Youngtimer Award
An ABC miniature of the car
An enamelled badge, stating: “Thus he goes through the strait to the broad"
Exceptional, completely unique styling by Gioacchino Acampora
Aluminium bodywork, hand-beaten and riveted on the steel frame
Some minimal areas of corrosion, where the aluminium reaches the steel
Panel fit is precise and clean with no unusual gaps
There is a slight sign of a scuff on the right rear fender
Paintwork is in fair order, with no significant faults but minor signs of wear
We particularly note the double-curved windows, specific to this car
Sat atop Tecnomagnesio magnesium alloys with Pirelli tyres
Inside, the car is trimmed in dark green leather and Alcantara
Impressive wooden trim with Vittoria branding
Very light marks here and there commensurate with age
Instruments are derived from an AR SZ ES30 with unique print designs
A Momo steering wheel is in place
Seats are free of any significant wear
We understand everything to be working well
2959cc 90° V6 Busso unit, specially prepared by a company from Casalmaggiore
At the time, this company prepared Alfa Romeo cars for the DTM
Tested on the bench during at 254hp at 5740rpm
5-speed manual transmission
Front and rear suspension modified with details from the AR SZ ES30
Front suspension: independent with coil springs, Koni coaxial shock absorbers
Rear suspension: De Dion axle, coil springs, Koni coaxial shock absorbers
Brembo 6-piston self-ventilating disc brakes
55 litre safety tank compliant with CSAI and FIA provisions, regularly approved
Engine bay is in superb order
We understand the car to be in excellent mechanical order
Many parts have been modified, replaced or updated over the car’s life
This is very well recorded in the car’s paperwork file
Ultimately, this is a high-performance, exceptional car from top to bottom and a unique opportunity to acquire not only the sole example in existence, but a car which stands proud in the illustrious histories of the Alfa Romeo and Castagna names.
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