A rare and stylish Alfa with desirable 3-window coupe coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring. Restored and prepared for use on rallies and tours. Eligible for preeminent pre-1958 driving events worldwide.
Extensively prepared and updated for historic rallying, this 1957 1900C SS Touring 3-Window Coupe is a fabulous example of Alfa’s brilliant GT car. Beautifully turned out in Alfa red with a silver roof, this car was restored in the 1990s in Switzerland; completed in time to take part in the 1992 Mille Miglia Retrospective. Since finishing the Mille, the car came to America where it continued to be enjoyed on the road and in historic events. In recent years, Continental AutoSports of Hinsdale, Illinois handled the care and maintenance. The car remains in excellent condition, with the high-quality restoration pleasingly mellowed with time and use. Carefully judged mechanical and cosmetic upgrades maintain a period-correct appearance while allowing for improved performance and safety for rallies or fast-road use. The bodywork remains crisp and straight, with consistent panel gaps and period-appropriate detailing. De-bumpered and dressed with Marchal Fantastic 660 fog lamps, Carello headlamps, and leather bonnet/boot lid straps, the Alfa takes on a subtly aggressive and purposeful appeal. The two-tone red and silver paintwork is excellent, showing a few minor touch-ups and some well-earned stone chips in the nose. The overall presentation is quite beautiful, particularly for a proven rally car.
The purposeful, rally-oriented theme continues in the two-seat cockpit. A sturdy roll bar occupies the space where the rear seats once were, and pyramid-pattern rubber mats line the floors. Zagato-style front seats in black leather provide significantly more lateral support as well as a degree of weight savings over the Touring-style seats. Original Veglia instruments sit in an engine-turned alloy panel ahead of the fabulous wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel. Rally-ready fittings include driver and co-driver footrests, battery cut-off, extinguisher bracket and provisions for multi-point harnesses and door bars for the roll cage.