The Alfa Romeo 6C name was used on road, racing and sports cars with rear-wheel drive and front-mounted engines, produced between 1927 and 1954. The first version, called the 6C 1500, was unveiled in 1925 at the Milan Motor Show and was based on the Alfa P2 Grand Prix car.

The Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 was produced between 1938 and 1952 and was the last road-going 6C model. In its day, it was one of the most expensive cars available. It was powered by a 2.5-litre inline 6-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.

The 2500 Freccia d’Oro (Golden Arrow) was the first post-war version of the 6C 2500. It had a Berlina body with 5 or 6 seats. The car’s power was 90 hp (67 kW) and the could reach a top speed of 155 km/h (155 mph). By 1951, 680 examples were produced with bodywork by Alfa.