Carrozzeria Touring teams up with Cad & The Dandy for Concours on Savile Row

World-famous Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera will be bringing automotive art of the present and the past together for Concours on Savile Row, which takes place on Wednesday May 22 and Thursday May 23, 2024.

Carrozzeria Touring will be bringing its Arese RH95 along to the show – you can find out more about that car here. Meanwhile, Cad & The Dandy will be hosting a 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Coupé Touring Superleggera inside its premises.

Designed by Dr Orazio Satta Puliga, the 1900 was Alfa’s first car to use unitary construction and a twin-overhead-camshaft engine. Despite being a family car, it had serious sporting credentials, including wishbone and coil-spring independent front suspension and a well located live rear axle. The model’s potential was realised in two high-performance derivatives.

Launched in 1951, the short-wheelbase 1900C Sprint featured bodywork by Touring. The Touring-bodied Sprint coupés became the basis for all future ‘aerodynamic’ Alfa Romeo coupés. In June 1954, the engine was enlarged to 1975cc, and the model was re-designated as the ‘Super Sprint’. With 115bhp and an excellent power-to-weight ratio due to its alloy body, these cars could top an impressive 115mph.

The 1900 excelled in competitions such as the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio, becoming one of Alfa Romeo’s most successful cars. This particular example won Best in Show at the 2022 Chantilly Arts & Elegance concours d’elegance.

Cad & The Dandy was founded in 2008 by James Sleater and Ian Meiers. It is defined by its founders’ unwavering passion for tailoring and a shared desire to see the suit restored to life outside the corporate boardroom. A combination of modern styling and Savile Row tradition has led to the success of Cad and the Dandy, which is now a global brand with shops in London, New York, and Stockholm.

Cad has an uncompromising approach to craft and hand skills, with a house style more fitted and elegant than traditional Savile Row. Being the youngest tailor on the street allows for flexibility of style. Unlike longer-standing establishments whose house style is tied up in tradition, Cad and the Dandy has developed a sleeker, softer, more modern house style that enables garments to be made truly bespoke to each customer’s wishes, rather than dictating a single house cut.

For more information on Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, head here. For more on the Cad & The Dandy, head here.