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
Tipo-3 at Bonhams
New to these pages is *02183*,
a car with some interesting variations
from original. Thanks for the tip, Lionel!
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.
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.
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.
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!
NEWS: [see also
& 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 email@example.com
Juergen directly to order either or
Winners from Petrolicious...
Here are five top-notch Petrolicious films
for the Alfa 1900 enthusiast: Hand-made
Steering Wheels and Ruote
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!
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
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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