1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Coupe / AR1900C 10270 Vehicle Information

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS
Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: AR1900C 10270
It was not until 1947 that Alfa Romeo resumed car production due to their factories having been devastated by wartime bombing. Their first all-new offering of the post-war period arrived in 1950. It was the 1900, the company's first vehicle to employ unitary construction. It wore a design by Dr. Orazio Satta Puliga and was powered by a twin-overhead-camshaft engine. Other performance features included a wishbone and coil spring independent front suspension and a live rear axle.

Two high performance derivates of the 1900 followed, the short-wheelbase 1900C Sprint with bodywork by Pinin Farina (cabriolet) and Touring (Coupe). The Sprint Coupe had 2+2 seating, and a heart-shaped vertical grille with matched horizontal side intakes. Power was from a 100 hp engine of the 1900TI saloon, which was enlarged in June of 154 to 1975cc and the model re-designated as the 'Super Sprint.'

A new 3-window body was offered for the 1900 chassis by Touring in 1956. With the 115 horsepower engine, and lightweight alloy body, these cars could top 115 mph.

This particular example, a 1900C Super Sprint Coupe, was extensively refurbished in the early 1990s for participation in the Mille Miglia retrospective. It was rebuilt as a historic rally car with an integrated roll cage, Zagato-style seats, a 5-speed Alfa Romeo manual transmission, electrics kill switches, period correct fog lamps, tow hooks, and an upgraded motor featuring an Alfa 2000 (Tipo 102) block.

After the work was completed, it was entered in and completed the 1992 running of the Mille Miglia Retrospective. After the Mille, it headed stateside and regularly participated in numerous events.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2017


2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $250,000 
Lot was not sold

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Series 3 Three-window Coupé
Chassis#: AR1900C 10517
Sold for USD$209,541
  2019 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé
Chassis#: AR1900C 10301
Sold for USD$260,975
  2016 Bonhams : Zoute Sale
 
1959 ALFA ROMEO 1900C SUPER SPRINT COUPE
Chassis#: AR1900C 10439
Sold for USD$165,000
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe by Touring
Chassis#: AR 1900C 10596
Sold for USD$302,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  
1957 Alfa-Romeo 1900C Super Sprint
Chassis#: AR1900C 10596
Sold for USD$222,200
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé
Chassis#: 1900C10542
Sold for USD$144,256
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Tipo IV Coupe
Chassis#: 1900 C 10312
Sold for USD$176,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupé by TouringAR1900C 104642020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, The European Summer Auction $185,000$215,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint CoupeAR1900C 102702017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $200,000$250,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900AR172832016 Motostalgia Auction Watkins Glen VGP $95,000$120,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS TouringAR1900 C104102016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars $200,000$240,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Coupe by TouringAR1900C 104732015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $300,000$400,000
1959 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint CoupéAR1900C 104392013 Bonhams The Spa Classic Sale $95,000$140,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint CoupéAR1900 105362009 Bonham Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $55,000$75,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AR 1900C 01838
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AR1900*01678*
Engine Num: AR1308*00792*
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AR1900.01089
Engine Num: AR1306.09615
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: AR1900C *01742*
Engine Num: AR1308 00690
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: AR1900C 01909
Engine Num: AR1308 10480
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: AR1900C.01647
Engine Num: AR1308.00648
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 10312
Engine Num: AR1308*10335
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 10593
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AR 1900C 10596
Engine Num: AR 1308 10564
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AR1900C 10270
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AR1900C 10439
Engine Num: AR1308 01385
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AR1900C 10473
Engine Num: AR1308 10471


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