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
Sportiva 2018 @ Zandvoort
Back in late August, in The Netherlands,
there occurred a gathering of Alfas from
many eras, the likes of which is unimaginable in
the USA! Here's a link
to SCARB's photos.
"La Fleche" Debuts in Florence!
Corrado Lopresto's freshly-restored Vignale-bodied
*01942* made its debut appearance at the Stefano
Ricci Heritage Trophy event in Florence
in early September.
8C2900B Takes Best of Show!
1900 owner David Sydorick's beautiful 1937 8C2900B Corto berlinetta won Best of
Show at the 2018
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Features *01420* CG Stradale
The September, 2018 issue of Sports Car
Market magazine has a 2-page spread on one
of the only two surviving Corto Gara
is a JPG of the article; PDF to follow.
For the Masses, Italian-Style"
That's the headline of an article
in the June, 2018 issue of Classic &
Sports Car, an encouraging article but with
many inaccuracies. Subject is *10199*,
in Museo do
Tipo4 in Chengdu, China
photos of a Tipo4 were taken at the 2017
Chengdu Auto Show. The car's home is at the Sanhe
Classic Car Museum in Chengdu, but
that's all we know about it.
Tipo3 "Hybrid" Surfaces
Another Tipo3 with that Primavera-style
roofline has come to our attention, *01860*.
Read about it here
in a new Features article...
Stolen in Brescia...
6C2500 Turinga (Touring) cabriolet 915.135 was
STOLEN in Brescia
prior to the 2018 Mille Miglia.
if you locate or see an ad
for either. Grazie.
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!
Video, Alfas @ Laguna Seca 1985
I was sent a link to an
video of classic Alfas gathered at
Laguna Seca in 1985, and featuring Phil Hill
driving the 159 Alfetta. Kudos to Hans Sipma!
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.
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.
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*
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