Alfa Romeo’s racing roots and long history of making lively performance cars for people who love driving make the idea of an Alfa van quite strange, but the automaker was once a major purveyor of commercial vehicles. One of its first was the Autotutto Romeo 2 minibus, one example of which will be sold off at Bonham’s upcoming Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais event early next month.
This particular Autotutto Romeo 2 was originally utilized by he ‘Protezione Civile’,an Italian organization that deals with natural disasters. Despite this, it remains in impeccable shape, having undergone a complete restoration just two years ago. This example is a rare nine-seat variant with windows all around and also features a sunroof, tow-bar and a ladder stowed beneath the bench seat.
The majority of Autotutto Romeo 2 models were powered by Fiat’s 35 horsepower 1.3-liter twin-cam four-cylinder engine, however a two-cylinder supercharged two-stroke diesel was available as an option. This example features the 1.3-liter engine, which is linked up to a four-speed manual ZF transmission driving the front wheels. It won’t be towing anything significant, but it’s one stylish way to roll up to a car show.
Estimates place the Autotutto Romeo 2’s value at €60,000 to €90,000, or about $65,000 USD to $98,000 USD. Check out the listing here for additional information.