Home  |  PhotoBase   History   Publicity   Auctions   Videos  |  FEATURES  |  News Archives

Recently added/updated:
10591, 02158, 02102, 01678, 02183, 10131, 51-01149, 16692, 01583, 01078L, 01085L, 01849, 17146, 51.90895, 01801

MISSION STATEMENT
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...


Newly-found Tipo-3 at Bonhams Auction
New to these pages is *02183*, a car with some interesting variations from original. Thanks for the tip, Lionel!


About Henry Wessells III
For those of you who remember the late Henry Wessells III and, perhaps more importantly, those who don't remember him, I came across this 2008 retrospective, source unknown.


Alfa Romeo Lexicon
A Swiss website "Radical" has produced a very nice and seemingly very thorough listing of Alfa Romeo types by model. The 1900 section is particularly flush with examples.


1900 Disco Volante "Tribute" Spider
European exotic car vendor Auxietres & Schmidt has for sale one of only seven DV "Tribute" spiders produced, if this is your thing. Here's the original, at Museo Alfa Romeo.


Gorgeous Tipo-1 Coming to Scottsdale
Gooding & Co. will be featuring *01046* at their Geared Online auction in late January, 2022. I don't do promos, but Tipo-1s are a favorite of mine, especially this one!

OLDER NEWS: [see also News Archives]


Millenove & La Passione Still Available
Author Hans-Jurgen Doehren still has a few copies of his two excellent books, on 1900s and on 6C2500s, available. eMail Jurgen at millenove@online.de or  contact Juergen directly to order either or both. 


FIVE Winners from Petrolicious...
Here are five top-notch Petrolicious films for the Alfa 1900 enthusiast: Hand-made Badges, Labratorio Lopane, Lino Autoradio, Nardi Steering Wheels and Ruote Borrani.


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!


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, too.


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.


Check out the News Archives for news stories that have disappeared from the home page.


"Features" has been moved to a separate page 
and a link is on the menu bar, above, but only on this page.

Copyright (c) 2008-2022  Alfa Romeo 1900 Companion