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Stunning 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé Going Under The Hammer

Stunningly finished in grey over beige leather, a 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé – a superb example of Carrozzeria Touring’s esteemed five-window coupe – is going under the hammer with prestige auction house RM Sotheby’s this summer, a superb example of Carrozzeria Touring’s esteemed five-window coupe…

Brilliantly designed by Dr Orazio Satta Puliga and intended for volume production, the 1900 was the first Alfa to employ unitary construction, and in keeping with the company’s sporting heritage, it was powered by a twin-overhead-camshaft four-cylinder engine. Launched in 1951, the 1900 Sprint featured bodywork by Pinin Farina for cabriolets and Touring for coupés, both models utilizing the 100 bhp engine of the 1900 TI sports sedan. In 1954 Alfa Romeo updated its successful 1900 model line with a more powerful version of the dual-overhead-cam inline four-cylinder motor. For the short-chassis 1900C, this refresh resulted in the competition-worthy Super Sprint, which has evolved into one of the most collectable of the 1900 iterations. Revered for its lightweight construction, performance capabilities, and classic Carrozzeria Touring design,

This exceptional Alfa Romeo was carefully restored by noted Alfa Romeo specialist Paolo Stallone of Bad Krozingen in Germany, with the goal of creating an elegant yet fast touring car. To that end, the twin-cam engine was upgraded with a cylinder head from a 2.0-litre Alfa Romeo Spider and a pair of Weber side-draft carburettors to enhance performance and reliability. The original bumpers were removed to save weight; however, the original bumpers do accompany the car, as does the original cylinder head. A rare optional Nardi wood steering wheel and gear shift knob complement the subtle beige leather interior that also features a stylish, period-correct Blaupunkt AM / FM / Shortwave radio. The elegant coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring is highlighted by stunning gray paintwork. Sophisticated in appearance with a high-quality restoration,

  • Beautiful restoration by brand specialists
  • Retrofitted with a cylinder head from the 2.0-litre Spyder and twin carburettors from Weber
  • Breathtaking look in grey with beige leather
  • A fantastic specimen of the esteemed five-window coupe from Touring

The collectable Alfa Romeo us expected to fetch around £250,000 when it goes up for auction in June, making it a highly desirable addition for a lucky petroheads car collection. Find out more by visiting RM Sotheby’s

*1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé by Touring – Nanette Schaerf @ Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

 

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