Open Roads, The European Summer Auction | Lot 225
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupé by Touring
€185,000 - €215,000 EUR | Not Sold
| Tilburg, Netherlands
14 - 22 July 2020
- Older restoration with beautiful patina
- Retains its original engine
- Charming black over grey colour scheme
Please note that this lot will need to be collected in Tilburg, Netherlands.
The 1900 was Alfa Romeo’s first post-war production model, and it showed the direction that the Milan-based company would take in the coming decades. The 1900 was smaller and more compact than the pre-war–influenced 6C 2500, and it was powered by an iron-block and aluminum-head four-cylinder with chain-driven dual overhead camshafts. Alfa continued to extract more power from the two-liter engine, which culminated into 115 horsepower for the SS (Super Sprint) with its five-speed manual transmission.
A variety of one-off and limited-production designs from Bertone, Ghia, Zagato, Touring, and Pinin Farina demonstrated the capabilities of these now legendary artisans on the 1900 “canvas.” Few of these designs are more classic and iconic than the Touring “three-window” coupe, built to their famous lightweight Superleggera process.
This particular example resided in the United States before being purchased by the consignor and shipped to the Netherlands, where it resides today. Restored a number of years ago, the restoration work was done with great car and it still remains in great condition today, with a charming amount of cosmetic patina. More recent mechanical work prior to coming to the Netherlands included rebuild the brakes and master cylinder, wheel cylinders, changing the oil in the engine, gearbox, and rear differential oil, and adjustment of its Solex carburetors. The engine was last rebuilt about five years ago.
Highly eligible to a variety of tours and rallies, it is easy to see why these cars are beloved by Alfisti worldwide. This example exudes a stately charm and surely would be a thrill to drive and enjoy.