The 1938 Alta offered for sale was built for well-known racing driver Hugh Curling Hunter by Brooklands’ expert R.R. Jackson and enabled its first owner to earn one of the Weybridge circuit’s coveted 120mph badges. Hunter also ran the car at Crystal Palace and Shelsley Walsh before an ex-Mille Miglia-winning Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B took its place in his affections. The Alta resumed its competition career following World War II with Lady Mary Grosvenor racing it at Silverstone, Goodwood and Prescott.
Hunter owned eighty cars during his lifetime and has an exhibition room dedicated to him at the Brooklands Museum.
The Alta’s present owner bought the car in 1990 and has regularly campaigned it in VSCC and HGPCA events.
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