1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C

SS Sprint Coupe
Gooding & Co. Geared Online, October 2020
Monday, 26 October - Friday, 30 October 2020
Sale Price
$240,000 - 280,000
Est. Range
30 October 2020
Sold Date
Lot Number
Concours restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. AR1900C01823; Engine no. AR130800867. Yellow over blue leather and gray cloth. 1884-cc,115hp inline 4-cylinder, dual Solex carbs, uprated cams, 4-speed, Nardi floor shift, silver painted wire wheels, Pirelli tires, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, tool roll.

Evaluation: Good older paint with some flaws, small edge chips, and cracks. Flush panel fits and even gaps. Bright chrome with thin rear bumper plating. Good gauge bezels but faded lenses and peeling faces. Beautiful engine compartment. Some chassis paint loss and age. Concours restored some time ago with little subsequent use.

Bottom Line: Bid to $210,000 live and reported closed later with this all-in result. This is an appealing Alfa Romeo even with some oversights and age and it brought a moderate but realistic price for its style and condition.

by Rick Carey
2 December 2020
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS
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1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Rear
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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