<b>1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. AR1900C 10270

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Lot 158
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe
Coachwork by Touring

US$ 200,000 - 250,000
£ 150,000 - 190,000
Amended
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe
Coachwork by Touring

Chassis no. AR1900C 10270

1,975cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Solex Carburetors
120bhp at 5,700rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*A participant in the 1992 Mille Miglia Retrospective
*Prepared for rallies and tours
*Stylish Touring Superleggera alloy 3-window Coupe coachwork
*Eligible for prominent pre-1958 driving events


THE ALFA ROMEO 1900

Its factory devastated by wartime bombing, Alfa Romeo did not resume car production until 1947, the pre-war 2500C serving the Milan marque in good stead until 1952. The firm's first all-new offering of the post-war period arrived in 1950. Designed by Dr. Orazio Satta Puliga and intended for volume production, the 1900 was the first Alfa to employ unitary construction and - in keeping with the company's sporting heritage - was powered by a twin-overhead-camshaft engine.

Although ostensibly a humble family conveyance, the 1900 was endowed with sporting credentials which extended beyond its power unit, owners enjoying the benefits of wishbone and coil spring independent front suspension and an exceptionally well located live rear axle. It should have surprised nobody, therefore, when the 1900's potential was realized in the form of two high performance derivatives. Launched in 1951, the short-wheelbase 1900C Sprint featured bodywork by Pinin Farina (cabriolet) and Touring (coupe), both models utilizing the 100bhp engine of the 1900TI saloon. The Touring-bodied Sprint Coupe attracted such public acclaim that it was subsequently adopted as the basis for all future 'aerodynamic' Alfa Romeo coupes.

The Sprint Coupe was designed to offer sporting performance together with '2+2' accommodation, while the heart-shaped vertical grille with matched horizontal side intakes became an Alfa trademark on later models. In June 1954 the engine was enlarged to 1,975cc and the model re-designated as the 'Super Sprint'.

From 1956 a new 3-window body was offered for the 1900 chassis by Touring, also in the Superleggera style. With 115bhp on tap and possessing an excellent power-to-weight ratio courtesy with the alloy body, these cars could top 115mph. The 1900 in all its guises shone in competitions of all kinds, such as the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio, and remains one of the most successful cars produced by the Italian manufacturer.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

With the ability to gain entry into desirable events becoming a great factor in the interest in various motorcars, it is little wonder that the awesome Alfa Romeo 1900 has become such a hot commodity given its ability to run so many great tours, rallies and events. With that in mind, this car was extensively refurbished in the early 1990s for participation in the Mille Miglia retrospective.

Starting with Touring's stunning 3-window coupe, the car was rebuilt with intense touring in mind. The car was torn down and rebuilt as a historic rally car with an integrated roll cage, sporty Zagato-style seats, a 5-speed Alfa Romeo manual transmission, electrics kill switches, period correct fog lamps, tow hooks, and an upgraded motor featuring an Alfa 2000 (Tipo 102) block. The Alfa was also cosmetically and mechanically refurbished to ensure successful competition of events both in terms of driving and looking good while doing it!

Upon completion of the work the car was entered in and completed the 1992 running of the Mille Miglia Retrospective (clearly the rules back then were a bit looser). Following the Mille, the Alfa headed stateside and became a regular participant in numerous events.

Carefully maintained and well kept, invoices on record speak to the work performed by the specialists at Continental Auto Sports in Hinsdale, Illinois. It should be additionally noted that, while they are not presently fitted, the original factory bumpers are included with the car. The vendor reports that the car is happy cruising at 80mph with road holding and braking capabilities to match!

Today the Alfa continues to show well and will no doubt serve as an excellent mount in which to participate in future events such as the California Mille, Copperstate 1000, Colorado Grand and Tour Auto.

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<b>1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. AR1900C 10270
<b>1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. AR1900C 10270
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<b>1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. AR1900C 10270
<b>1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. AR1900C 10270
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<b>1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. AR1900C 10270
<b>1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. AR1900C 10270
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<b>1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. AR1900C 10270
<b>1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. AR1900C 10270
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