Lot #5053 - One of 13 similar examples built by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan between 1930 and 1940 and was imported into the United States by Earl Potter, of Chicago, IL in 1962. It was later purchased by Mr. John Jumer of Elkhorn, WI and Chicago in 1965. In 1990, the Alfa was acquired by Charlie Morse and Malcolm Harris, a world renowned Alfa Romeo expert, who commissioned a restoration carried out by a number of Seattle-area craftsmen beginning in 1994, and it was finished just before the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Mr. Harris was personally involved with the disassembly and reassembly work, and over 1,500 of his own hours were invested in this masterpiece. So intensive was the body-off restoration that the chassis was completely disassembled and every piece was refurbished to concours quality. The results of the restoration were recognized by a Second in Class Award as well as the Most Elegant Closed Car Award at the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. At the 2004 Ironstone Concours and the 2004 Kirkland Concours, it was again awarded the Most Elegant Closed Car. Finally, at the 2012 Quail Motorsports Gathering, it garnered Best Pre-War Alfa Romeo, a testament to the elegant Touring lines, as well as to the quality of craftsmanship employed in the restoration.
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