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
Fake, Replica or
Real? Caveat Emptor...
With increasing Alfa 1900 values come
more cars with questionable provenance. So, I have removed
from my PhotoBase all cars not
determined to be authentic to their chassis
This 1953 Chrysler Ghia Special, one of 18
built, is clearly by the same hand as the
Alfa 1900 Supergioiello Check my updated Feature
or the photo album on Hyman, Ltd.'s website.
Did It Again!
Following up their online article about Franco
Scaglione last year, Petrolicious
did an extensive article on the B.A.T.s
themselves, with some of the best photos of
6C2500-Powered Race Boat
While not an Alfa 1900, this classic racing
boat powered by a 6C2500 motore was too
interesting to ignore. See more here on the ItalParts.com
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.
Drivetrain in a Tipo4?!
We recently received 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
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