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
SSZ "Barnfind" Today...
A time capsule no more. Ex-Lopresto.
Somehow I missed the fact that this gorgeous
SSZ was recently for sale at Girardo
& Co. It is gone now...mea culpa!
Farina coupe For Sale...
of 100 built, nicely restored and now with
front and rear bumpers. Very handsome.
Chassis number *01422*,
price unknown. Inquire at Automobile
Pinin Farina cabriolet!
Our friend Michele tipped me off to this
long-missing 1900 PF cab, *01126*,
which just appeared on AlfaRegister.net.
It is modified but still handsome,
Longtime 1900 owner Lionel tipped me off
about this article on Petrolicious.
The car, while not actually an Alfa, is
1900-powered and quite attractive,
especially in not-red!
Coming Up on Jay Leno's Garage
Dan Allen tells us that his Matta, AR51-00370,
be featured in a Donald Osborne segment on
an upcoming episode of JLG. Be sure to watch
Tipo4 Cabriolet For Sale
This Tipo4 cabriolet (*10562*),
with an extensive provenance, is now for
sale for an undisclosed price. They
don't come much more desirable than this!
Fabulous New Book...
The new book by 1900 owner and SCM
contributor Donald Osborne, Stile
is beautifully done and a great addition to
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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