1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe
Unprecedented opportunity to acquire the finest available 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe.
First time offered publicly in 45 years. Current owner a long-time Alfa club member (a founder of the Canadian Club in 1974) having owned some of Alfa’s finest examples (including our recently placed 1948 6C 2500ss) with multiple awards from Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Concorso Villa D’Este. This car has been fastidiously maintained and 100% correct with maintenance records dating back to 1996. Fully authenticated by documentation supplied by Alfa Romeo Centro Documentazione as well as Alfa Automobilismo Storico.
A LANDMARK MODEL IN POSTWAR ALFA SPORTS CARS
The Alfa Romeo 1900, introduced in 1950, was the brand’s first-postwar production model, previewing the direction the Milan based automaker would take over the coming decades. It was an important car for Alfa Romeo as it was the marque’s first to be built entirely on a production line and the first with unibody construction. From 1950 to 1959, there were multiple variations of the 1900, with the most obvious differences in their various window configurations. The coachwork for most models was produced by Touring, Pinin Farina and Alfa themselves. Coachwork for several one-off and limited production variants was also built by Bertone, Ghia and Zagato. Total production for this particular example was about 480. This 1954 model designated a 1900C Super Sprint Touring Superleggera Series 2 coupe meaning the ‘C’ is for Corto (short chassis); the SS is for Super Sprint and ‘Superleggera’ is coachbuilder Touring’s designation for lightweight (all aluminum) coachwork. The Series 2 Super Sprints had more horsepower and dual carbs not found on the Series 1 cars. Promoted by Alfa Romeo as "the family car that wins races," it features Borrani alloy wire wheels and a 1900cc, 4 cylinder, DOHC, alloy engine, with two Solex carburetors. Among numerous other Concours awards, this car has received the ‘Certificato d’Oro’ from the Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America for achieving over 99/100 points in their annual National Concours, twice, ten years apart.
Alfa Romeo chassis # 1900C*01877*
Touring coachwork # 4278
Engine # 1308.0954 (Original)
Manufacture date Aug. 25 1954, sold Feb. 14 1955
Original colour Grigio Alba (later confirmed by Alfa Romeo as Rosso)
August 25 1954 Production date
Feb. 14 1955 Sold to Societa Commerciale Autoveicoli di Bologna
1955 -1961+ Robert Ames 935 & 41 Van Buren St., Baldwin, Long Island, NY, USA (original1961 registration in file)
1970 -1978 Steve Bader found car abandoned in a field in Westbury Long Island, complete but in poor condition
1978 Joost Gompels (North American 1900 Registrar) purchased in NJ, moved to Savannah GA
1983 Engine rebuilt. Odometer zeroed from orig. 76,385km (written on back of speedometer case)
1990 Restoration and painting completed
2014 Oliver Collins purchased from Joost Gompels
VEHICLE AWARDS & EVENTS
1990 AROC Annual Convention Concours Detroit, Best of Show, Judges and Peoples Choice and 1st in class
1992 AROC Annual Convention Concours, St. Louis, 2nd in 1900 class
1994 Hilton Head Island Classic, Judges and Peoples Choice
1996 Amelia Island, 1st in Class
2007 AROC Annual Convention Concours, Detroit, Best in Show and Certificato d'Oro 99.8/100pts
2007 Meadowbrook Concours, 2nd In class
2014 Concours of America at St. John's Inn, Plymouth (Detroit) MI 2nd in European class
2017 Alfa Romeo Owners Club (US) National Concours, Montreal. 'Best in Show' 99/100 points, Certificato d'Oro
2017 Traveled 1700km from Toronto on a three-day tour through Quebec to Montreal (Alfaexpo17)
2018 In special Vintage Display at Toronto Auto Show
2018 1000km Weekend Tour of Northern Ontario
Mille Miglia eligible, fully sorted and 100% authentic. This rare Alfa represents a high point in postwar Alfa production coming from the prized collection of a regarded Alfa enthusiast. And with Maserati, OSCA, Abarth, and Fiat—to name a few—commanding seven figure sums, this special 1900 offers excellent appreciation potential and many years of smiles behind the wheel!
Vehicle located in Toronto and has prior U.S. registration documents. Export can be coordinate by seller.