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Alfa Romeo 1900C Castagna

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The Alfa Romeo 1900 design proposal by Castagna Milano.

Vehicle Overview

The Alfa Romeo 1900 Castagna emerged from the visionary workshops of Carrozzeria Castagna, offering a unique interpretation of the classic Alfa Romeo 1900 coupé. Unveiled amidst the fervent competition of the 1950 contest for the official production model, this bold creation instantly captivated attention with its avant-garde design elements. Among its milanese counterparts such as Boneschi with the Gazzella, Colli with the Primavera, and Touring, Castagna’s proposal stood out prominently, showcasing a revolutionary wrap-around rear window that signaled a departure from convention. Alfa Romeo, in search of a local body supplier in the Milan area, was presented with an intriguing option that promised both style and innovation. Debuting at the 1953 Turin Auto Salon, the Alfa Romeo 1900 by Castagna garnered admiration for its daring aesthetics. However, its imposing size and opulence posed challenges, particularly when juxtaposed with the modest power output of the “little” 1900 engine. Despite these hurdles, Castagna’s creation exuded an aura of exclusivity, with production limited to at least three specimens, further emphasizing its departure from the mainstream. Ultimately, Alfa Romeo’s pursuit of an iconic 1900 coupé culminated in Touring’s triumph with the 1900C Sprint, securing official recognition for their exceptional design prowess. While Castagna’s entry did not claim the coveted top spot, its enduring influence on automotive aesthetics cannot be overlooked. Indeed, the Alfa Romeo 1900 Castagna left an indelible mark on the history of the 1900 series, serving as a testament to the spirit of experimentation and innovation that characterized the era. Its daring design elements, including the distinctive wrap-around rear window, continue to inspire admiration and fascination among enthusiasts, reaffirming its significance in the annals of automotive history.

Alfa Romeo 1900 Castagna

Technical Specifications

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    1953
  • Make
    Alfa Romeo
  • Model
    1900 Coupé
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    Castagna
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    Giuseppe Seregni
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