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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...


"Motoring For the Masses, Italian-Style"
That's the headline of an article in the June, 2018 issue of Classic & Sports Car, an encouraging article but with many inaccuracies. Subject is *10199*, in Museo do Caramulo.


Unknown Tipo4 in Chengdu, China
These photos of a Tipo4 were taken at the 2017 Chengdu Auto Show. The car's home is at the Sanhe Classic Car Museum in Chengdu, but that's all we know about it.


A Third Tipo3 "Hybrid" Surfaces
Another Tipo3 with that Primavera-style roofline has come to our attention, *01860*. Read about it here in a new Features article...


Mille Miglia 2018, Alfas Finish 1-2-3!
Alfa Romeos swept the 2018 Mille Miglia, and this excellent Forbes article on the just-concluded Mille Miglia is definitely worth a read.


A Really Nice 2018MM Photo Album
While a bit light on Alfa 1900 photos, the Classic Driver photo album of the event is well worth purusing, even if you were there! Less so the Sport Car Digest coverage (slow).


Alfa Owner: Scottsdale Auction Report
The attached excerpt appeared in the April 2018 Alfa Owner, authored by Bob Abhalter. It is an excellent roundup of all the Alfa activity at the January Scottsdale auctions.


Fantastic Video, Alfas @ Laguna Seca 1985
I was sent a link to an 18-minute YouTube video of classic Alfas gathered at Laguna Seca in 1985, and featuring Phil Hill and Fangio driving the 159 Alfetta. Kudos to Hans Sipma!

OLDER NEWS:

6C2500 & Transporter Stolen in Brescia...
6C2500 Turinga (Touring) cabriolet 915.135 was STOLEN in Brescia prior to the 2018 Mille Miglia. Email
Peter M. if you locate or see an ad for either. Grazie.


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 as well.


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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