With the Alfa Romeo 1900, the Italian manufacturer tries to heal the wounds suffered in the war, creating a comfortable, solid sedan, but with the same determination as the red single-seaters that win in the grand prix.
The Alfa 1900 born in 1950 marks a real industrial revolution for the Biscione brand, determining a clear departure from the more opulent pre-war models, but without giving up the glamor of the wealthiest customers, thanks to the proposals of the great coachbuilders. From that moment on, the Portello company began to change its face.
The staff, led by engineers Orazio Satta Puliga and Giuseppe Busso, imagined for the new car a sophisticated 3.0-liter straight-six, but immediately discarded because it was too oversized for the proven pockets of the bourgeoisie of the time.
So it folds up on a 1.9-liter four-cylinder, hence the name for this car, capable of 80 hp and 150 km / h. The bodywork, from another planet compared to previous models, is a load-bearing body, for the first time on an Alfa.
The Alfa Romeo 1900 made its debut at the Turin Motor Show in 1950, after which the construction of the first specimens began, still in an almost artisanal form, but the road to mass production was already cleared.
The 1900, in its brilliant career, receives new small chrome friezes on the bodywork, it also becomes two-tone and is lightly pumped into the engine, peaking with the 115 HP of the TI Super, capable of 180 km / h.
Thanks to his performances he received praise from the specialized press, found himself in uniform with the State Police and obtained excellent placings at the main endurance races of the time, such as the Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana.