Chassis Number: 10073
1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Super Sprint Coupe by Touring
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Chassis no. 10073
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One of fewer than 600 examples built, these cars are generally eligible for vintage tours and top concours d’elegance events as well as prestigious continental long distance rallies and events such as the Tour Auto and Mille Miglia
Owned in 1962 in Italy by a Mr Brett, then aged 30, (DoB 1932) an Englishman who was resident in the coastal fishing port of Anzio - 30 miles south of Rome - he imported this car to the UK on 2 January 1964.
From 1964 this car has been in the UK for some 57 years
Capable of a listed 115 mph in this form, in those days this car would have cost significantly more than an E-type Jaguar for instance
Since 1981 this car has been in the present family ownership, firstly the gentleman who initiated a comprehensive restoration, and subsequently by his two sons since approximately 2013 when they completed the restoration.
Offered for sale with few miles covered since restoration the present owners
This model is the final iteration of Touring’s Superleggera super lightweight aluminium coachwork, with 115bhp, 1975cc double overhead cam four cylinder engine running on twin twin choke Solex carburettors and included a floor shift 5-speed gearbox – although this car is somewhat more tuned, with 150bhp quoted at the flywheel.
RESTORATION : Restored by John Densham for the present owner’s father in the 1997 period – at the time he obtained 150bhp at the flywheel, 0-60mph in 8.0 seconds, 43/43 mph in first, 63/64 mph in second, 88 mph in third, 110 mph in fourth - and he was certain this car will do 125-130mph in 5th gear with the extra 35bhp on tap. He also quoted Paul Frere’s road test when he was unable to obtain more than 110 mph according to his book with 0-60 in 14 seconds.
Inevitably since 1997 there are one or two jobs to be done on this car. There is always something to do.
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