Lot 43

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint

Coachwork by Touring

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SOLD $156,800


$200,000 - $250,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

One of Approximately 650 First-Series Sprint Coupes Bodied by Touring

Well-Preserved Example Benefiting from Recent Mechanical Restoration Work

Displayed in the Postwar Preservation Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®

Eligible for Numerous Pre-1958 Driving Events Including the Mille Miglia

Accompanied by Tool Kit, Jack, Italian Libretto, and Documentation File

Technical Specs

1,884 CC Tipo 1308 DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Single Twin-Choke Weber 40 DCA Carburetor

100 BHP at 5,500 RPM

5-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs

Rear Live-Axle Suspension with Trailing Arms and Coil Springs

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Presented at the 1950 Paris Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo 1900 was designed by Orazio Satta, a one-time understudy to 1930s Grand Prix engineer Wilfredo Ricart. The marque’s first assembly line-built model, the 1900 utilized unitary construction that specifically allowed coachbuilders to re-body it. Advertised as “the family car that wins races,” the 1900 was underpinned by an independent front suspension, live rear axle, and a sprightly twin-cam, inline four-cylinder engine.

Finished in silver over a striking two-tone interior, this 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint is one of 650 first-series examples built from 1951–1953 featuring the “C” – for “corto” or short (wheelbase) – chassis and elegant 2+2 coupe bodywork from Carrozzeria Touring. Sold new in Torino, with a well-documented chain of owners in its native Italy, this 1900C Sprint was sold to Dutch car collector Dr. Paul F. Schouwenburg circa 2009, and acquired by well-known Florida-based collector Leo Schigiel in 2019. Understood to have been maintained in largely well-preserved, original condition, this car was subsequently sent to specialist MCW van der Meij for sympathetic mechanical and cosmetic work with invoices and correspondence on file. A participant in the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® Postwar Preservation Class, this car is accompanied by its tool kit, jack, knock-off hammer, and a plethora of historical documentation, including the original Italian libretto and FIVA Identity Card. Displaying a lovely unrestored patina, this 1900C Sprint is eligible for an array of driving and concours events, including the Mille Miglia, and is ready to be enjoyed by its next caretaker.


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