1951→1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint
To support the enduring coach building industry in Italy, Alfa Romeo built variations of their unibody chassis for the popular Italian design firms such as Pinin Farina, Zagato, Touring and Ghia. The 1900C Sprint or Corto chassis was the shortest of these and intended for Coupe and Cabriolet bodies.
As Iginio Alessio was well aware of the capable coachbuilding industry he entrusted Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera to manufacture what became known as the Sprint Coupe on the 1900C chassis.
Auction Sales History
1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint Coupe Touring AR1900C01020 - sold for €196,000
Mille Miglia eligible. Desirable early first-series Touring design. Expertly restored; multiple-award winner. One of a handful of examples delivered new to the United States.
Auction Source: 2014 Paris by RM Auctions
1952 Alfa Romeo Sprint Serie 1 Berlinetta Touring 1900 C AR1900C*01035* - sold for €184,000
A very special, 1st-Series 1900 Sprint Berlinetta, this car was campaigned by its first owner, Giovanni Zalukar, in the VII Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti in Italy. Zalukar finished the gruelling 303.8-kilometre race, which spanned some 4,129 metres of altitude and more than 156 kilometres of uphill racing, in a highly respectable 3 hours, 50 minutes and 47 seconds, finishing behind none other than Elio Zagato.
Chassis number '01035' has some v... read more
Auction Source: 2013 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Corto Gara Stradale AR1900C*01420* - sold for €240,800
After an extensive three-year restoration by some of the finest Italian craftsman, Autofficina Omega of Corrado Patella fine-tuned the chassis and suspension to make sure this incredibly rare 1900 Corto Gara runs and drives as well as it looks. Of course this well presented Alfa Romeo is eligible for all the important vintage rally events, including the Mille Miglia Storica. It warrants very close attention from Alfa Romeo enthusiasts in searc... read more
Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions
1953 Alfa Romeo 1900C Series 1 Sprint Touring Coupé AR1900C*01998* - sold for €87,400
Presented in very nice condition, this 1st Series Sprint is finished in white with period-correct pale green interior and has the column-mounted gearshift. The car is offered with Netherlands registration papers.
Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais by Bonhams
1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Coupé Touring AR1900C*01020* - sold for $96,250
This lovely five-window Superleggera Berlinetta is one of 650 first-series examples produced from 1951-53 by Touring, greatly prized as the purest form for the model, featuring the highest level of bespoke detail. This car was the subject of a three-year-plus nut and bolt restoration by noted Italian car specialists RPM (Restoration and Performance Motors) in Vergennes, Vermont. No component was neglected, from a bottom-up engine rebuild, tran... read more
Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview