1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS 3-Window Coupe by Touring s/n 1900C10596, engine no. 130810564 Two-Tone Red and Silver with Cream Interior The 1900 was Alfa Romeo’s first all new postwar model and featured a number of innovative features including unit chassis, and dual overhead cam inline-4 with hemispherical combustion chambers and aluminum alloy cylinder head. While most examples were sedans, a handful of special bodied 1900 C Sprint and Super Sprint (CS and CSS) coupes were built, weighing several hundred pounds less and featuring stylish bodies by coachbuilders such as Bertone, Castagna, Touring, Vignale, and Zagato. The five window coupe by Touring was among the most attractive of these, and 949 examples were built between 1951 and 1954, using Touring’s famous Superleggera construction. Most were fitted to Super specification chassis, but a handful were fitted to cars of the most desirable Super Sprint (or CSS) specification. This variant was differentiated by its twin downdraft Solex carburetors and 5-speed manual transmission. This particular car is a matching-numbers genuine CSS bodied by Touring, as confirmed directly by Alfa Romeo’s Automobilismo Storico Centro Documentazione (
left-hand-drive 1957 alfa romeo 1900cc css 3 window coupe touring red 5-speed alloy-wheels leather manual restored alfa-romeo
1145 Park Avenue
Emeryville, 94608, California
It would have been very easy to pronounce the Alfa Romeo SZ ugly when it...
US auction house Gooding & Company has just celebrated its most successf...