Alfa Romeo 2900 8C Touring 1:5 model by Jorge Sordelli

Automotive Design 31 Mar 2010
Alfa Romeo 2900 8C Touring 1:5 model by Jorge Sordelli

A beautiful 1:5 scale model of the legendary Alfa Romeo 2900 8C Touring (1938) created by automotive engineer Jorge Sordelli. The model – which includes a detachable body and many mechanical details – was totally handbuilt from 3D CAD drawings.


Jorge Sordelli was born in Argentina and since 2001 he’s working as a engineer and CAD designer in the concept car and automotive industry, with companies such as Metalcrafters Inc., Mazda Design Center-North America, and Fisker Automotive.

Alfa Romeo 2900 8C Touring Model Alfa Romeo 2900 8C Touring ModelThe Alfa Romeo 2900 8C Touring 1938 presented in this page is a stunning reproduction in 1:5 scale – a total length of 915 mm (36") – which required 2,500 hours of work.

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The Alfa 2900 8C Touring is Jorge’s second model and was handmade down to the finest detail. It was designed in computer CAD 3D (Catia V5), and constructed in bronze and other materials, including all the mechanical parts and a removable body.

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As Jorge explains:"I have always admired the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Touring design, and thanks to the Pebble Beach 2008 pictures that I could get from Internet and others photographs taken during the restoration process, I decided to start a replica of this vehicle in November 2008."

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"After years of practice in engineering, having made constant efforts to keep up to date with the latest software design and fabrication process and development, I realized that the idea of combining the craft, art work with technology could be the beginning of something very good, a unique and amazing product."

About the Author

Jorge SordelliJorge’s passion for cars and for automobile models began when he was just a child: when he was 8 he added suspensions to his toy cars using metal notebooks spiral as coil springs; at 10 he expected anxiously each new edition of "Popular Mechanics", at 11 he completed his first scale model, a “Valiant 59" carved in wood and at 17 he already had sold scale models for local racing teams.

In 1973 he developed his first car full size (1973): the Taita, a buggy vehicle, with a totally different design from what existed in the market at that time.

He built both the chassis and the bodywork without any external help.

At the opening of a new sports car dealer, the prototype was officially presented and 23 were sold by order.

In 2001 Jorge moved to California, hired by some of the most important concept cars companies, Metalcrafters Inc., Mazda Design Center-North America, and Fisker Automotive.

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"The idea of restart my craft work is something that I had always been in my mind for years…. It used to be my hobby, my biggest entertainment and actually some of my best skills" Jorge comments.

(Image Courtesy: Jorge Sordeli)

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