1955 Alfa Romeo 1900

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    269
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

French title Engine n° AR 1308.10159 - Superb presentation - Sublime styling - Rare model, eligible for the Mille Miglia For the specialists, the Alfa Romeo 1900 is the model that saved the marque, just after the war. The engineer Orazio Satta developed a model with a monocoque body and an engine that took the best from the past and adapted it to the present : the four-cylinder 1900cc engine was constructed in light alloy with twin overhead cams. It produced over 100 bhp, and up to 115 bhp on the Super Sprint coupé that appeared in 1954. With a top speed of 190 km/h, this was a very quick car for its day. According to Alfa Romeo archives, this Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint left the factory on 31 July 1956 and was sold on 7 August of the same year to a Commendatore Enzo Brizzi, from Bolzano. The coachwork, originally beige, is by Touring and bears the number 4695. Today it is presented in Rosso Matador. Inside, it boasts dark blue trim, period Recaro seats in two-tone blue and red carpet. This Alfa Romeo coupé, bought by an Italian collector in 1986, was restored in the early 1980s, and the file contains invoices relating to the work carried out. The engine rebuild was supervised by Mr Dagrada and restoration of the body was entrusted to the Carrozzeria Galbiati. The gearbox comes from an Alfa Romeo 2000, but the car retains the original engine. The car is equipped with five Borrani wire wheels, and an ammeter has been fitted below the dashboard. The odometer reads 41,103 km. Beautifully presented, the car has featured in several collectors' car magazines including Motor Klassik in Germany (on the cover of the October 1987 edition) and Ruote Classiche in Italy in 1988. Today, this Alfa Romeo is presented in the condition of a car that has been restored some time ago and has aged well. The sporty interior, with lovely wooden steering wheel and complete dashboard, has been very well preserved. Moreover, this car is one of the models eligible for the historic Mille Miglia, due to the successful racing history of the Alfa 1900 in this wonderful event.