purpose of this website
is to foster
interest in Alfa Romeo 1900 automobiles, aid
in their preservation, and reduce the
wrongful application of legitimate
opinions expressed on this website are solely
those of the webmaster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of either the International
Alfa Romeo 1900 Register or the 1900 Register
I am simply a
1900 enthusiast, not an Alfa 1900 owner, expert or historian.
Marshall (UK) and Joost
Gompels (USA) are all of those things and
more, and they welcome your Alfa 1900-related
inquiries. Website inquiries, though, should go to
Touring Coupe Nomenclature...
Is it a Series III or a Tipo 4? Roman numerals or
Arabic numbers aside, the 1900 Touring Sprint/Super
Sprint coupes are commonly designated Series I, Series II and
Series III, for the three obvious generations of
However, the Series
I Touring Sprint came in two varieties, the earlier cars
with doors that covered internal rocker panels
("long-door" Sprints), and
the later cars with shorter doors that ended above external
rocker panels ("short-door" Sprints).
Marshall, of the International Alfa Romeo 1900
Register, uses the term "Tipo 1" to
describe the long-door Series I Touring Sprints and "Tipo
2" to describe the short-door Series I Touring
then, the Series II Touring Super Sprints become, in Peter's scheme,
Tipo 3 and Series III Touring Super Sprints are
called Tipo 4.
This website uses
Peter's designations for the Touring Sprint and
Super Sprint coupes.
THE LATEST 1900
SS Zagato *10593*
I am posting this simply because rare,
original Zagatos don't come up for
sale very often. This is the Real
Deal, a well-cared for example. Said to be
the last Zagato-built SSZ!
Drivetrain in a Tipo4?!
We were just sent a few photos of a
most unusual conversion...a 105-series
2000 engine and transmission installed in a
Tipo4 Super Sprint. One of very few, I am
Brake Scoops Available from Italy
Paolo Galafassi's Classic
Vintage Car company is making
reproduction front brake scoops for 1900CSS
(Super Sprint coupes) and 1900-TI sedans. Contact
them for more information.
1900C Super Sprint...
Bill Noon at Symbolic International shares
his thoughts on why Alfa 1900s, in
particular the Tipo3 CSS Super Sprint
coupes by Carrozzeria Touring, are so special.
Farina Coupe a NO-SALE at Padua
Chassis Number *01630*
failed to sell at Bonham's first Padua
auction on 28 October 2017. Estimate was
$410K-$500K. High bid unknown at this time.
I recently cam across a
collection of photos of what apparently
is a recent re-restoration of the odd Ghia
"Razza" barchetta, *10098*.
Boano at 2018 Scottsdale Auction
Fresh from its class win at Pebble Beach,
is being offered at No Reserve at RM
auction in January, 2018.
Yes, boys and girls, you can still find old
Alfas in a barn. This is *14442*,
recently discovered in New England (not by
me) and in a
pretty decent state of preservation.
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