Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1932, Alfa Romeo, Brian Phipps, Conversions, Guido d'Ippolito

1932 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 GS d’Ippolito

In the 1932 Targa Florio Alfa Romeo was expected to arrive with their entire works team plus some independent Alfa Romeo drivers from Scuderia Ferrari. However, all Alfa drivers were finally entered by Scuderia Ferrari – Tazio Nuvolari, Baconin Borzacchini, Marquis Antonio Brivio and Pietro Ghersi in 2.3-liter P3 Monzas.  Marquis Guido D’Ippolito in his privately owned 1750 Alfa also was backed by Scuderia Ferrari and was entered officially by Ferrari. The race was won again by Nuvolari with his teammate Borzacchini second.  D’Ippolito was the first driver started, but retired after two laps because of broken spring. D’Ippolito was killed in 1933 in Principessa de Piemonte road race. He raced a Scuderia Ferrari-entered Alfa Romeo 8C 2600MM co-driven by Franco Severi. Severi crashed the car when trying to avoid a horse carriage. Passenger d’Ippolito hit his head against the carriage and died immediately while Severi escaped unhurt.

1932Grand PrixTarga Florio
Driver No.Entrant
Guide d’Ippolito1Scuderia Ferrari
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Brian Phipps / Metro Conversion
Cat. No.QualityRarity
Conversion of 1929 6C-1750 model by Metro from Alfa Romeo Sport Collection

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