The Alfa Romeo 1900 is a car produced by the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo from 1950 to 1959. It was the first Alfa Romeo specifically designed and built for mass production, marking a turning point in the company’s history.
The 1900 was designed by engineer Orazio Satta Puliga and was the first Alfa Romeo to feature a unibody chassis instead of a separate chassis and body. It was powered by a 1.9-liter four-cylinder engine, available in both gasoline and diesel versions. The engine was designed by Giuseppe Busso and produced between 70 and 100 horsepower depending on the model.
The 1900 was available in a variety of body styles, including four-door sedan, two-door coupe, and convertible. It was also available as a police car, ambulance, and racing car. The car was praised for its performance, handling, and reliability, and was well-regarded in both the racing and luxury car markets.
In 1951, Alfa Romeo introduced the 1900 Super, which featured a larger engine and more power. The Super was also available with an optional four-speed manual transmission, which replaced the three-speed manual transmission in the standard 1900.
In 1954, the 1900 became the first Alfa Romeo to be produced in left-hand drive, allowing the company to expand its market to other countries. That same year, Alfa Romeo introduced the 1900 TI, which was designed for touring and featured a more powerful engine.
The 1900 continued to be produced until 1959, when it was replaced by the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. It was a significant car for Alfa Romeo, as it marked the company’s transition to mass production and helped establish its reputation for producing high-performance, reliable cars. Today, the Alfa Romeo 1900 is considered a classic car and is highly sought after by collectors.