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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.


IN MEMORIAM
Joost Arie Gompels
1927-2022


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I am simply a 1900 enthusiast, not an Alfa 1900 owner, expert or historian. 

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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--"guru" 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...

Dr. Fred Simeone, age 86, has died.
One of the most important preservationists of historic racing cars has passed away. Here's the report from Veloce Today.


Tipo4/Series III Metal-Forming Buck
*10321* owner/restorer TJ Noto has a wood buck for recreating a Tipo4's front sheet metal. He is willing to share it if you need it. Contact TJ at tjnoto@gmail.com for more information.


Peter's Corner Is Back! 
A few years ago, Peter Marshall shared a great monthly column via Joost's now-defunct website. He has graciously agreed to start it up again. April, 2022...


New 1900 Quattroporte Book Available!
Carlo Di Bella (*07822TI*) has self-published a new book devoted exclusively to the 1900 berlina/Super/TI. Contact Carlo directly at carlo.dibella14@icloud.com. Introduction by Peter Marshall.

OLDER NEWS: [also see 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 at hj.doehren@onlinehome.de to order either. 


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.


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.


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