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1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS by TouringPrice Upon Request
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Reference Number 564785

as of 7/25/2019

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Dragone Classic Motorcars - Private Sales  Contact  Location
5 Connair Road  Phone  (203) 335-4643  City  Orange
Orange, CT 06477  Fax  (203) 335-9798  State  Connecticut
United States  Mobile  (203) 349-8840  Country  United States United States
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Car 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS by Touring
VIN 02096 
Exterior / Interior Color      Maroon /      Red 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Leather interior 
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Known History

The Alfa Romeo 1900 is certainly one of the most legendary Alfas of all time. The 1900 was Alfa Romeo’s first all new postwar model and featured a number of innovative features including unit chassis, and dual overhead cam inline-4 with hemispherical combustion chambers and aluminum alloy cylinder head. While most examples were sedans, a handful of special bodied 1900 C Sprint and Super Sprint (CS and CSS) coupes were built, weighing several hundred pounds less and featuring stylish bodies by coachbuilders such as Bertone, Castagna, Touring, Vignale, and Zagato. The CSS was differentiated by its twin Solex carburetors and floor-shifted 5-speed manual transmission.

 

This particular car is a late production 3rd series example wearing Touring’s Tipo 3 5-window coupe body. The lines of this completely aluminum body are really beautiful and proportionally appealing with a low roofline and very crisp but subtle details along the fenders and rockers. The shapes of the front and rear fenders are especially beautiful and a grille that is very appealing. Most importantly, this car has very good history. Sold new in Chicago, USA and spending most of its life there. The most recent ownership being of over 30 years in England and now its back home in the United States. The engine is the original matching numbers engine to this car and has been fully rebuilt. The Solex carburetors and original 5 speed transmission make driving an absolute pleasure. The restoration is outstanding with paint and brightwork finished to a very high level. Overall, this is a very wonderful 1900CSS with great coachwork that is eligible for all vintage rallies and events including the Mille Miglia and would certainly be ideal for it. Complete with spare and original tool kit.