1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Coupé Touring Superleggera 

Owner: Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Hosted by: Cad & The Dandy

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 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.


Power: 115bhp | Top speed: 115mph | 0-60mph: N/A