Of all the new cars introduced in the last decade, I believe by far the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is the most gorgeous of them all. A limited production exotic based heavily on Ferrari mechanicals, the 8C employed a 4.2 liter V8 with 444 horsepower and a carbon fiber body mated to a steel chassis. This was the first Alfa Romeo to be sold in the US since the manufacturer left the automotive landscape in 1995. The US got the lion's share of the 500 8C's produced, with 90 coming to these shores. This 8C for sale in Illinois is a rare chance to get behind the wheel of this brilliant looking sports car.
A very rare Alfa 8C! Only 1,831 miles, Rosso Alfa with Cuoio leather racing seats and full interior carbon kit. Black carpets, Bose sound, red calipers, iPod connector, leather headliner and bordeaux stitching. 1 OF 500 made. Carbon body panels, hi output Ferrari V8, F1 gearbox, a very special car.
The 8C Competizione had an original list price of $275,000, which was uncharted territory for Alfa Romeo at the time. Today, these cars are highly prized and typically bring anywhere between $225,000 to $250,000. Most of these cars that come up for sale have low mileage, but honestly, I would love to be wealthy enough to use one of these on a daily basis. Alfa Romeo knocked it out of the park when it came to aesthetics on this one.