1938 Alfa Romeo 6c 2500 Bidee Spyder
Bidee were a coachbuilding company located in Brussels, Belgium. They are best known in the automotive world for their lightweight Spyder/Roadster designs from the 1940s. Most Bidee bodies were fitted to Alfa Romeo underpinnings, although other carmakers were used as a base. One body was fitted to a SS Jaguar running gear and they even made some prototype designs for the Alvis TB14.
The car we are restoring is the second body of this style by Bidee, made in 1946/47 and is on a 1938 6C 2500SS chassis and running gear. Many premium cars of this era were rebodied throughout their life. Rebodied cars, in general were high performance and expensive models. Body designs were changing rapidly at this time and a replacement body would keep the owners original pricey purchase in fashion and current.