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Richard and Janet Barb

1938 ALFA ROMEO 8C–308

This vehicle, one of several versions of the Alfa Romeo Type 308, was acquired for the 1938 European Grand Prix season by the French driver Raymond Sommer. After being sold to Americans and driven in the 1940 Indianapolis 500 by Chet Miller, it became the property of former driver turned car entrant Milt Marion. It was driven to sixth position in 1946 by Louis Durant and seventh by Walt Brown in 1947. Durant was slated to drive again in 1948, but Marion sold the car to Johnny Mauro, who placed eighth using Durant as a relief driver. Mauro was unable to qualify for the “500” in either 1949 or 1950 but drove the Alfa to several top finishes in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

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