1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS

The Alfa Romeo 1900 model was updated in late 1955, equipping the 1900C platform with the 1975-cubic centimeter motor from the outgoing SS and TI versions. Henceforth known as the Super Sprint, the factory-specified coupe bodywork continued to be tasked to Touring of Milan. Touring introduced a new version, known as the Tipo 4, of their prior 1900 coachwork for the Super Sprint. It had one window per side while the outgoing coupe had two-window configuration. The prior car's rear-fender bulges were eliminated in favor of straight, streamlined haunches.

Production continued through 1958 and fewer than 600 examples of the Touring Tipo 4 Coupe were built.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019

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Much of Europe was devastated by bombing and attacks during World War II and factories that had been producing vehicles switched to producing materials and vehicles in support of the war efforts. The war ended in 1947 and by 1950 Alfa Romeo had a new vehicle ready for serious production. It was designed by Dr. Orazio Satta Puliga and was the first Alfa Romeo to use unitary construction. Under the....
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Related Reading : Alfa Romeo 1900 SS History

The Alfa Romeo 1900 Series was produced from the very early 1900s through 1959. It was designed by Italian designer, Orazio Satta, and became the companys first car built on a production line. This vehicle signaled a radical departure from the type of business Alfa Romeo had constructed in the pre-War era. This shift towards an affordable production automobile was a necessary evolution for the....
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1957 Vehicle Profiles

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS vehicle information

Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia

A Product of Italian and Swiss Collaboration
Alfa Romeo's legendary 1900 was a favorite chassis for coachbuilders of the day to exercise their creativity and develop automotive works of art. Even the famous B.A.T. cars (Berlina Aerodinamic....[continue reading]

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 10312
Engine Num: AR1308*10335

This Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Tipo IV Coupe is a highly developed short-chassis Super Sprint late production model. The car was originally fitted with the elegant three-window coupe body by Touring on Milan, which it still wears in modern times. The body ....[continue reading]

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: AR1900C 10473
Engine Num: AR1308 10471

This car was completed on March 25, 1957 and it was fitted with engine number 10471. It was first retailed in June 1957 to Mocar of Lisbon, Portugal. It was registered the following month with plates reading MT-26-72, which still remain on the car. ....[continue reading]

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

In late 1955, Alfa Romeo updated its classic 1900 one last time, equipping the short-wheelbase 1900C platform with the 1,975 cubic centimeter engine from the discontinued TI and SS versions. Now badged the Super Spring, the latest 1900 variant featur....[continue reading]

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: AR 1900C 10596
Engine Num: AR 1308 10564

The Alfa Romeo 1900 had a unitary chassis and powered by a twin-cam inline four-cylinder engine with hemispherical combustion chambers and aluminum-alloy cylinder head. A handful of examples were special-bodied Sprint and Super Sprint coupes that wer....[continue reading]

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Ghia
Designer: Giovanni Michelotti

Chassis Num: AR1900C 10439
Engine Num: AR1308 01385

Carrosserie Ghia SA, Aigle was founded on April 30th of 1948 by Dr. Pierre-Paul Filippi, a Torinese physician. The firm bodied cars to Ghia designs in Switzerland. The Turin-based Carrozzeria Ghia was owned by Mario Boano at the time and its post-war....[continue reading]

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 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....[continue reading]

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS vehicle information

Sedan

'The Family car that wins races' was the sales slogan used by Alfa Romeo for their first post-WW2 design which debuted in 1950. A unibody platform was adopted so that 'outside' coachbuilders could work with it, however this particular example has in-....[continue reading]

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Zagato

Chassis Num: 10593

This Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS is the very last of the 41 Alfa 1900s bodied by Zagato and is one of just three 'Double Bubble' cars with the rare, low-nose configuration. It has the larger 1975cc 115 horsepower, twin overhead cam, 4-cylinder engine and is ....[continue reading]

Convertible by Ghia
 
Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: 10312 
Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: AR1900C 10473 
Coupe by Touring
 
Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: AR 1900C 10596 
Coupe by Ghia
Chassis #: AR1900C 10439 
Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: AR1900C 10270 
Sedan
 
Coupe by Zagato
Chassis #: 10593 


Concepts by Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Monthly Sales Volume

June 2019
1,595
May 2019
1,572
April 2019
1,584
March 2019
1,774
February 2019
1,362
January 2019
1,150
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Alfa Romeo
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)56,460
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)57,181
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)57,870
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)32,089
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)22,199
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)57,870
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)11,748
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)5,919
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)3,826
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)3,477
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)

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