It was 1950 when the Alfa Romeo management decided to replace the obsolete 6C 2500 with a more modern model that was called 1900 in reference to the engine capacity of the four-cylinder engine that equipped it.
Designed by the brilliant Orazio Satta Puliga, the car was built for almost a decade in numerous versions and the most brilliant coachbuilders of the time ventured into building ambitious variants.
Here are some of the most interesting.
PININFARINA 1900 CABRIOLET
Immediately after the launch on the 1900 market, Alfa Romeo made contact with the Pininfarina to make it design and manufacture a cabriolèt version.
Presented in 1951 and produced until 1954, this version differed from the original model by the absence of a rigid roof replaced with a folding canvas roof.
Equipped with a reinforced steel frame to compensate for the absence of the fixed roof, the car was powered by a four-cylinder 1.9 8V engine with a power of 100 hp with 130 Nm which ensured the maximum speed of 170 km/h.
In 1953 the Milanese company Boneschi decided to create a spider version of the 1900 C for the Turin motor show, which was called Astral and which presented a design inspired by the large American sedans.
The car was built in two copies, one of which was sold by the bloody Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo who had been fascinated by the design of the vehicle during the visit to the Turin exhibition.
BOANO 1900 SS COUPE' SPORT
For the 1955 Turin Motor Show, Mario Boano instead proposed a coupé variant of the vehicle which was based on a 1900C SS and which resumed the design reminiscent of the Alfa Romoeo 6C 3000 made for Juan Domingo Perón.
A four-cylinder Alfa Romeo Tipo 1308 2.0 with 115 hp was managed as the engine, managed via a four-speed manual gearbox and combined with rear-wheel drive.
All cars that helped shape the Alfa Romeo 1900 legend, but which one do you prefer?
Thank you to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation