Chassis Number: 10073
1956 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe by Touring - MILLE MIGLIA eligible.
About 650 miles driven since restoration - owner statement
New set of Borrani wheels
Totally restored, sadly family health and care issues prevented the use of this car post restoration, the car passing down the family, father to sons...
Circa 650 miles driven since restoration at the very most by his two sons who inherited this car...
Chassis no. 10073. RARE CAR
See this MILLE MIGLIA Octane film of an Alfa Romeo 1900 C Super Sprint Coupe taking part in the 2012 Mille Miglia : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXqCzKV-f9Y
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 MILLE MIGLIA - Brescia - Rome - Brescia 1000 mile road rally in tribute to the famous 1000 mile road race last run in 1957
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
Advertised as 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 by the gentleman who initiated a comprehensive restoration, and subsequently by his two sons since approximately 2013.
This model is the final iteration of Touring’s Superleggera super lightweight aluminium coachwork over tubular steel framework, offered standard with 115bhp, 1975cc double overhead cam four cylinder engine running on two twin choke Solex carburettors and by this time now included a floor shift 5-speed gearbox instead of the column shift 4 speed.
This car recorded a brake test of 117bhp on 19th May 2022 - please see Midland Speedshop rolling road report photos - when the max speed attained was 114.8 mph - spot on the original specification
RESTORATION : Restored by John Densham for the present owner’s father in the 1997 period – at the time he achieved 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 a tad more in 5th gear. 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.
Although we attempt to ensure accuracy of any statement or detail, the customer must make his or her own judgement in purchasing this car. The purchaser of the above car understands that he or she is purchasing a historic motor car with components that are up to 67 years old and sold as a collector item. There is no warranty given or implied due to the age of the car.
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