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1957 ALFA ROMEO 1900 CSS
Price: Price on application Year: 1957
On offer this stunning Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS with complete maintenance history!
With the 1900 Series Alfa Romeo started a new era. The line was introduced in May 1950, first to a privileged few in Torino and then to the public at the Paris Motor Show of the same year. It was a step away from the very expensive luxury cars to an easier and cheaper model to build and one that could be sold in larger quantities. It was also the first Alfa with a unit-body, but for the rest the cars were typical Alfa Romeo. The four-cylinder engine had two overhead camshafts in a cast aluminium head with hemispherical combustion chambers and an output of 90 hp at 5200 rpm.
In 1956 the last version of the Alfa Romeo 1900 was released, the SS (Super Sprint) Coupé with coachwork by Touring of Milan. By now, the engine had increased in capacity to 1975 cm3 and produced now 115 hp at 5500 rpm. With a dry weight of 1000 kg, the car was capable of 190 km/h. The five speed fully synchronised gearbox incorporated a floor mounted shift. Big finned aluminium drum brakes, with twin brake shoes at the front were used and therefore the car stood on big 16-inch wheels. The main difference in appearance between this model and the earlier 1900 Turing Coupes was the use of three instead of five windows. Designed as a two-seater with occasional rear seating, a rear window was not considered necessary, as a result the car looked far sportier. These Coupes were suitable for daily transportation and also did very well in rallies and club racing.
This is beautiful example is delivered new to Lugano, Switzerland in 1957. It has chassis no. AR1900 C10413 en engine no. AR1308*10415. Its featured in Rosso Matador and has a grey leather interior.
This is an older restoration (2004-2006), which has entered many renowned classic car events such as 2012 Mille Miglia, 2016 Targa Florio and 2017 Vernasca Silver Flag. It has a very accurate maintenance history including a thorough engine overhaul in 2015. So, this is the perfect car for you when you aspire to drive for example the Mille Miglia! It already has a FIVA card. This reliable, excellent looking example will provide you with many more exciting kilometres!
This car comes fully documented, including original instruction booklet, original toolset, jack and Michelin tire pressure gauge.
A video of the running engine you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-wJ_vwPrQ
Strada e Corsa BV will service the car upon delivery. If you are interested you are more than welcome to come view the car in our showroom in Haarlem, The Netherlands, 15 minutes from Amsterdam Airport.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or want more details.
We are looking forward to your call!
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