1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C

Super Sprint Coupe, body by Touring
Sale Price
$279,000 - $303,000
Est. Range
13 February 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. AR1900C10548; Engine no. AR130810536. Blue over blue vinyl and gray cloth. 1975/115hp, dual carburetors, 4-speed, Phillips pushbutton radio, silver painted centerlock wire wheels, Michelin tires, woodrim steering wheel.

Evaluation: Represented as the original engine. Good older paint with edge chips around the hood and deck lid, some dust. Impressively flat and carefully fit panels. Generally good chrome with save for that around the windshield. Orderly engine compartment and chassis that has been restored but not taken back to bare metal and redone. Attractive upholstery and interior trim, good gauges, except the tachometer lens is becoming hazy. Done to high standards, neat and tidy throughout.

Bottom Line: This “3-window coupe” is the final—and by far the most attractive—evolution of the Touring-bodied 1900C and is eligible for many prominent and enjoyable events. Blessed by particularly high-quality body work, it is a pleasure to look at and sold for a moderate price that is fair to both the buyer and the seller.

by Rick Carey
21 February 2021
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