1957 Alfa Romeo 1900


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1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Coupe in the style of Zagato

Designer: Elio Zagato

Estimate: $95,000 - $120,000

Chassis Number: AR17283

Engine: 184cc DOHC inline 4-cylinder
2-barrel Carburetor/90 bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Captures the Essence of Zagato
Easy to Maintain Engine Suspension
Enjoyable Car that Can Be Played With

The Model –In the emerging post-war Italian automotive world, Alfa Romeo had created some of the best engineered vehicles ever for mass production. The mighty 1900 series had proven to be the basis for family vehicles, and this chassis also served as the basis for a number of rally cars, open two-seaters and custom built coupes. One of the leading Italian coach builders was Zagato know for their trademark “double-bubble” roof line, as well as sleek body panels with just the right amount of flair for those wanting the ultimate in a sporting coupe. A total of just 40 original 1900SS Zagato coupes were produced and today an original example can set you back close to $500,000. This popular body style has spawned a number of imitators, and the example we are offering here is a rather intense tribute to the styling genius of Elio Zagato

The Car – Finished in Italian Red, this tribute to the genius of Zagato has captured many of the traits that were common to the original 1900SS-Z coupe. Of course the double-bubble roof line has been captured and up front the styling is very similar to the original including the protruding “bullnose” at the front of the car. According to our consignor, this body is hand-crafted aluminum created in Italy and place on what start life as a 1900 family sedan. Sliding windows allow for the flow of cooling air as do a pair of function scoops on the front hood of the car. The original Alfa Romeo power-plant starts with little coaxing and it is reported that it performs respectfully upon alignment of the stars and the moon. What a fun car this would be to take it out and mix-it-up just a little, while impressing your friends on such a wise purchase that you have made. With the skeleton and heart-beat of a high performance race car, the looks of a classic coupe and purchases at a price so reasonable, you will be glad you bought this car the morning after the auction.