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The purpose of this website 
is to foster interest in Alfa Romeo 1900 automobiles, aid in their preservation, and reduce the wrongful application of legitimate 
chassis numbers.


About thIS Website
  
The 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 website. 



Bob Schnittger,
Webmaster
PLEASE NOTE:
I am simply a 1900 enthusiast, not an Alfa 1900 owner, expert or historian. 

However, Peter 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 me.


     
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 these coupes. 
   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). 
   Consequently, Peter 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 Sprints. 
   Continuing along, 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 NEWS...


Second Annual California Millenove!  
This low-key and very accessible event has been rescheduled for Jan. 19th, 2019, on the fabulous roads and scenery of Southern California. Contact Dan Allen for details! Come for the SSZs (hint, hint!).


*01954* SSZ For Sale at Simon Kidston
An exceptional, genuine 1900 Zagato is currently being offered by Simon Kidston. It is an ex-Mille Miglia car, 1955. If you regretted not buying one before, now's your chance!


8C2900B berlinetta an Octane Cover Story
In case you missed it, 1900SSZ owner David Sydorick's fabulous 8C2900B berlinetta, the 1937 Milan Motor Show display car, was featured in the November, 2018 Octane.


1900-powered Bitsa coupe at Scottsdale  
Worldwide Auctioneers is presenting a "bitsa" coupe at Scottsdale in January. While not really an Alfa 1900 or even a real Alfa Romeo, it is better-looking than many similar efforts.

OLDER NEWS:

6C2500 & Transporter Stolen in Brescia... 6C2500 Turinga (Touring) cabriolet 915.135 STOLEN in Brescia...The thieves have been caught but the car has not been recovered... Email Peter M. if you locate the car or see an ad for parts. 


Millenove 2nd Edition Available...
Hans-Juergen Doehren's must-have 1900 "bible", Millenove, has been updated, improved and expanded. Pricing is 78 Euros for the book plus 35 Euros for shipping, presumably by air to USA addresses. Contact Juergen directly to order your copy. 


Fake, Replica or Real? Caveat Emptor...
With increasing Alfa 1900 values come more cars with questionable provenance. If you think you have found a "lost" Zagato, do your homework and be prepared to prove its authenticity!


Fantastic Video, Alfas @ Laguna Seca 1985
I was sent a link to an 18-minute YouTube video of classic Alfas gathered at Laguna Seca in 1985, and featuring Phil Hill and Fangio driving the 159 Alfetta. Kudos to Hans Sipma!


Tech Tip for New Owners
Bernd Kussmaul (*02115*) cautions new 1900 owners that using the proper gear oil is essential for getting the most out of 1900 5-speed gearboxes, perhaps 4-speeds as well.


Replica 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.


Driving a 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.

A Cautionary Tale...
Thinking about restoring your Alfa 1900 or other classic, especially if it's your first go at it? You should read about TJ's experience with *10321* first.


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