1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 Berlinetta
- An 18 times entrant of the Mille Miglia
- Historic rally car and record holder
- Ready to participate again
- An affordable ticket to ‘the most beautiful race in the world’
The record-holder for the most entered historic car in the Mille Miglia ought to be one of the most expensive, but this veteran of 18 editions of one of the world’s most desirable events, is also one of the most affordable, and a fraction of the price of its bigger and old brothers, who this year pulled of a hat trick for the marque with Mille Miglia-winning Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS Testa Fissa, quickly followed in second place by a 1928 6C 1500 Super Sport while in third place as an Alfa Roemeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato.
This 1900 Super Berlina is a rare survivor. In 1955 Alfa described the car as a ‘racer for weekends’, as it was something of a wolf in sheep’s clothing, with its lovely 4-cylinder twin cam 1900 cc engine, transmission and suspension developed during a significant period of innovation in Alfa’s post-war history. The result was a car with a well balanced chassis, neutral handling and a gutsy engine and the 1900 Super remains a great drivers car and perfectly suited to modern historic events like the Mille Miglia.
The car has been beautifully preserved following a sympathetic restoration and meticulous maintenance to keep it rally-ready. It has FIVA papers, earlier ASI Gold award for originality, original handbook and a large history file including photos from many of the editions in which it has participated (see below).