1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS COupe400,000-500,000 USD - Estimate

1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe

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PROVENANCE René de Forest, Ennetbaden, Switzerland (acquired by 1959) C.D. “Dick” Witteveld, Leiden, Netherlands (acquired in 1969) Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2010) EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS Concours d’Elegance Paleis Het Loo, Netherlands, 2017 (First in Class) THIS CAR Benefiting from 41 years of controlled storage and a recent five-year restoration to factory standards, this stunning 1900C SS is one of the finest examples of the model. Chassis 02163 completed assembly in early October 1955, finished in Grigio Biacca (Light Gray) paint and, in January 1956, the car was dispatched to Alfa Romeo’s official distributor in Lugano, Switzerland. As evidenced by documents on file, by 1959, the Alfa Romeo had passed to René de Forest of Ennetbaden, and within 10 years, the car was consigned to a dealer outside of Zurich. In 1969, the 1900C was discovered by the current owner, a marque enthusiast from the Netherlands who has owned 10 different 1900 examples during five decades of collecting. The Super Sprint was quickly purchased by the consignor’s friend, Dick Witteveld of Leiden, Netherlands, and then parked in a climate-controlled garage outside of Amsterdam. In 2010, after 41 years of storage, Mr. Witteveld agreed to sell the Coupe to the consignor, who undertook a five-year restoration to factory standards. Some of Italy’s most respected craftsmen were retained for the refurbishment, with the renowned team at Quality Cars in Padova conducting the body refinishing, including a premium repaint in the proper Grigio Biacca (Light Gray). La Perfetta in Padova re-trimmed the interior, while GPS Classic in Soragna rebuilt the suspension, brakes, and steering system. CTS Collettori in Maranello hand-fabricated an exact duplicate of the original exhaust system, and Ruote Milano refurbished the Borrani wire wheels. The consignor supervised the entire process in concert with his family-owned restoration business, Strada e Corsa in Haarlem, Netherlands, which also rebuilt the engine and gearbox as needed, and conducted the final assembly and detailing. The 1900C was then presented at several local events, most notably winning the Alfa Romeo class at the 2017 Concours d’Elegance Paleis Het Loo. It is worth noting that the Coupe retains the original and desirable factory-equipped tipo 1308 engine, which bears details emblematic of very early examples of the later doppio catena (double-chain) design. Documented with a factory build statement from the manufacturer, photos of the restoration, and a FIVA Identity Card, this beautiful 1900C SS is accompanied by an original canvas-wrapped tool kit and jack. The Alfa Romeo abounds in performance-oriented features such as a floor shifter, a TI-style big-valve cylinder head, and TI-style front-brake air scoops. The 1900C continues to display the benefits of its long dormancy and high-quality restoration, offering a stunning complement to any collection and a particularly pure and well-documented example that should appeal to marque enthusiasts worldwide.

Reference Number 580893

as of 7/24/2019

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