1956 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe : Mille Miglia eligible FOR SALE

Chassis Number: 10073

Engine Number: 10091

1956 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe by Touring


Circa 700 miles since restoration - owner statement

New set of Borrani wheels

Rare cars - Alfa Romeo built approximately 650 1900C Sprint Coupes, of which around 420 were bodied by Carrozzeria Touring and 188 were bodied by Pinin Farina.

Totally restored in the 1997-2002 period, sadly the owner passed away without driving this car which passed to his two sons. They have a firm interest in serious single seater hillclimbing and have no use for the Alfa Romeo which shares the same airy dehumidified workshop at their home.

Circa 700 miles driven since restoration at the very most by his two sons. Engine recently dyno'd and performs as it should. Print out on request.

On start up you immediately get the message that this car wants to go – the raspy exhaust inviting you to press on. Solid and quite responsive, the steering is direct and the car handles exactly the way you expect from an Alfa Romeo of this era, giving a real presence on the road.

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

Of the 650 or so 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 example

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.


The Alfa Romeo 1900 was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1950. The 1900 was an important car for Alfa Romeo, being the first car they built entirely on a production line. The model was also their first unibody production car. Unibody is short for unit body or unitized body—meaning the body, floorboards, and major chassis structural support and crash-protection elements are welded, bonded, moulded, and joined onto a single tubular structure in this case. This method of construction is more technically complex to engineer and build, but it affords the opportunity for considerable weight savings as compared to constructing a body and then mounting it to a separate structural frame

The car was offered as a two door and a four door model and was powered by a new 1,884cc 4 cylinder twin cam engine. The car performed well, continuing Alfa Romeo’s sporting pedigree and it did not take long before people started racing them. The 1900 was successful in various motor sport events like the Targa Florio - a public road endurance car race held in the mountains of Sicily near the island's capital of Palermo, one of the toughest competitions in Europe - and the Stella Alpina, created in 1947 as an international race open to all kinds of sports cars,  organized by the Automobile Club of Trento, in Italy.

The sporting variants were built in very limited numbers, but Alfa Romeo was keen to capitalise on these successes and started using the slogan ‘The family car that wins races’ to promote sales.

Alfa Romeo contracted Carrozzeria Touring to build a sports coupe version of the 1900 known as the 1900C Sprint and later 1900CS Sprint. Pininfarina also built a coupe and cabriolet version of the 1900C. The 1900 remained in production through until 1959 and it was a great success for Alfa Romeo with 21,304 cars built.



ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN for the 42nd re-enactment of the MILLE MIGLIA RETROSPECTIVE EVENT, which will be held from 11 to 15 June 2024. 

An anti-clockwise direction for this edition of the Most Beautiful Race In The World, replicating the choice made in 2021 and as it was in 14 of the 24 editions of the 1000 Miglia speed edition. Absolute novelty is the passage to Genoa, European Capital of Sport 2024. Moreover, after the historic passage of the last edition, Piedmont will become a pivotal region for the 1000 Miglia 2024, and Turin will be a leg city for the first time.

After the start from Brescia in the afternoon of Tuesday 11 June and the crossing through Bergamo, Novara and Vercelli, the first leg will end right in Turin.

On the second day, the convoy will head south down the Langhe and through the centre of Alba before stopping for lunch in Genoa. After the stop, the race will leave the Riviera di Levante in the direction of the Tyrrhenian coast, and will arrive in Viareggio, for the finish of the second day of the race.       

The third leg will pass through Lucca, then return to the coast at Livorno and continue until the lunch break in Castiglione della Pescaia. In the afternoon, the cars will pass through Grosseto and descend along Lake Bolsena before ending the day with the traditional parade in Via Veneto in Rome.         

On the fourth day, the crews will drive up to Orvieto before stopping for lunch in Solomeo. From here, they will depart towards Siena and Prato. Before reaching the leg finale in Bologna, drivers and navigators will cross the Futa and Raticosa passes. From Bologna, the final leg will pass Ferrara, and again Lake Garda with the Valtenesi and Salò before the classic parade in Viale Venezia in Brescia. 

In order to apply for entry, cars must be in possession of, or have applied for, a certificate from the Registro 1000 Miglia and may only be admitted if the certificate is obtained.

Entries will close at 16.00 on Tuesday 16 January 2024. Acceptance will be confirmed by 12 April.     Press Office [email protected]    +39 331 6133162


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


Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé del 1956 della Touring - idonea alla MILLE MIGLIA.

L’interesse mostrato per questa macchina parcheggiata al VSCC Prescott in agosto è stato favoloso.

Questa macchina va sicuramente bene!

 Anche pochissimo rumore del vento a velocità con i finestrini abbassati. Di proprietà britannica, quasi nuova.

Auto con numero corrispondente dai registri di fabbrica 

Circa 700 miglia percorse dal restauro - dichiarazione del proprietario

Nuovo set di ruote Borrani

Restaurata totalmente nel periodo 1997-2002, purtroppo il proprietario è mancato senza guidare questa vettura che è passata ai suoi due figli. Hanno un forte interesse per le scalate in salita su monoposto e non hanno alcuna utilità per l'Alfa Romeo che condivide la stessa officina ariosa e deumidificata a casa loro Telaio n. 10073. Motore n. 10091. AUTO RARA

Uno dei meno di 600 esemplari costruiti, queste auto sono generalmente idonee a tour vintage e concorsi d'eleganza di alto livello, nonché a prestigiosi rally continentali a lunga distanza ed eventi come il MILLE MIGLIA - Brescia - Roma - Rally su strada di 1000 miglia in omaggio alla famosa corsa su strada di 1000 miglia, ultima corsa nel 1957 

Di proprietà nel 1962 in Italia da un certo signor Brett, allora 30enne, (DoB 1932), un inglese residente nel porto peschereccio costiero di Anzio - 30 miglia a sud di Roma - importò questa vettura nel Regno Unito il 2 gennaio 1964. 

Dal 1964, questa vettura è rimasta nel Regno Unito per circa 59 anni

Pubblicizzata come capace di raggiungere 180 km/h in questa forma: a quei tempi quest'auto sarebbe costata molto di più di una Jaguar E-type, ad esempio

Dal 1981 questa vettura è di proprietà della famiglia attuale, prima del signore che ha avviato un restauro completo, e successivamente dei suoi due figli dal 2013 circa.

Questo modello è l'iterazione finale della carrozzeria superleggera in alluminio Superleggera di Touring su struttura tubolare in acciaio, offerto di serie con un motore a quattro cilindri a doppia camma in testa da 115 CV, 1975 cc, alimentato da due carburatori Solex a doppio corpo e ormai incluso un cambio a 5 marce con cambio a pavimento. invece del cambio a colonna 4 velocità.

Questa vettura ha registrato una prova di frenata di 117 CV il 19 maggio 2022 - vedere le foto del rapporto sulla strada rotabile del Midland Speedshop - quando la velocità massima raggiunta è stata di 114,8 mph - corrispondente alle specifiche originali 

RESTAURO: Restaurato da John Densham per il padre dell'attuale proprietario nel periodo del 1997 fino alla fine del millennio - all'epoca raggiunse 0-60mph in 8,0 secondi, 43/43 mph nella prima, 63/64 mph nella seconda, 88 mph in terza, 180 km/h in quarta e un po' di più in quinta. Ha citato anche la prova su strada di Paul Frere quando non riuscì a ottenere più di 110 mph secondo il suo libro con 0-60 in 14 secondi. 

Si prega di informarsi

£134,950.    Euro 156,610

 Sebbene cerchiamo di garantire l'accuratezza di qualsiasi affermazione o dettaglio, il cliente deve esprimere il proprio giudizio nell'acquisto di questa vettura. L'acquirente dell'auto di cui sopra è consapevole che sta acquistando un'autovettura storica con componenti che hanno fino a 67 anni e viene venduta come oggetto da collezione. Non è prevista alcuna garanzia data o implicita a causa dell'età dell'auto



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