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Alfa Romeo – 1900C Sprint Coupé

Launched in 1951, the 1900 Sprint featured bodywork by Pinin Farina (Cabriolet) and Touring (Coupe), both models utilizing the 100bhp engine of the 1900TI sports saloon.

Vehicle Overview

Although commissioned to produce the factory’s official cabriolet model, Pinin Farina also built Coupes on the 1900 Sprint chassis. According to the seminal book ‘Millenove’ by H-J Döhren, only 100 examples of the stunningly beautiful Pinin Farina coupe were built on the short 1900 Sprint chassis between 1952 and 1953. Although its Coupe featured a steel body, as opposed to the Touring Superleggera design with its aluminum panels over a tubular steel supporting structure, Pinin Farina used weight saving methods in its design, employing steel panels with a thickness of just 0.7 mm, while the bonnet, boot lid and dashboard were all aluminum. As a result, the much rarer Pinin Farina 1900 Coupe weighs just 50kg more than the Touring variant, enough for a very lively performance from the 100bhp engine, the top speed claimed being a very respectable 180km/h (111mph).

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    1900C Sprint Coupé
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