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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.


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...


Alfas @ Retromobile February, 2020
Retromobile is staged annually in Paris and is arguably the greatest car show on earth. Here's a gallery of Alfa photos from UltimateCarPage and Petrolicious. Enjoy!


1900 Boano on French Website
A French website posted an interesting retro article on *01846* . The website is a bit of a mess and the text is in French, so your browser will need to translate it for you. Grazie, Frank!


Mythos Alfa Romeo & Museum Sinsheim
In Sep2020, Technik Museum Sinsheim opened a new hall to honour Alfa Romeo. The opening ceremony featured VIPs from Alfa Romeo, and special cars from the Arese museum.--Bernd


Early Primavera SOLD...
As a rule, I only post notices about unusual 1900s that may not come along very often. This beautiful early-example Primavera SOLD on 28Apr2020. *15564*

OLDER NEWS:


New 6C Book by Millenove Author
Hans-Jurgen Doehren's new book, La Passione 6C2300-6C2500, is excellent. Click on the photo at left for details, or email Jurgen directly at millenove@online.de
             -------BOB's REVIEW--------


Osborne's Fabulous New Book... 
The new book by 1900 owner and SCM contributor Donald Osborne,
Stile Transatlantico..., is beautifully done and a great addition to one's library.


Millenove 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!


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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