Alfa Romeo 1900

CSS tipo 3 Touring Superleggera 1954

A 100 point restoration has been carried out on this beautiful gentleman racer.

This is a rare Superleggera coupe of which only 540 units were built. This particular example was sold new to Italy (26/10/1954) and spent most of its life in California and Arizona in the USA before coming back to Europe in the early 2000s.

We found this car in Catalunya, SPAIN where it had been restored to a very approximate standard and painted in orange…

After undertaking an in depth research about the origines of this car and its original specification we started this ambitious project.

PROJECT WORK

Bodywork

  • The car was completely stripped to a bare shell
  • The aluminium body was glass-blasted.
  • New footwells fabricated and welded
  • The car was painted in its original colour of Grigio Azzuro (blue grey).

Engine

  • New bearings
  • New gaskets and seals all around
  • Fabrication of a new timing chain tensioner
  • New timing chain
  • New water pump
  • Rebuilt oil pump
  • A re-fabrication of the damaged air filter
  • Original SOLEX PII40 carburettors and inlet manifold sourced
  • Full carburettor rebuild
  • Fuel pump rebuild

Gearbox

  • New fifth gear set machined
  • New bearings on main and secondary shaft
  • New selector springs sourced
  • Fully rebuilt and machined slider-shaft selector mechanism
  • New synchro rings
  • Nardi floor-mounted shifter sourced and installed

Differential

  • Sandblasted and powder coated
  • New bearings installed
  • Ring and gear lash adjustment

Suspension

  • Sandblasting and powder coating of all the elements
  • Sourcing of all original-style nuts and bolts
  • New bushings and shock absorbers

Brakes

  • Complete overhaul with new liners, slave cylinders and brake lines
  • Rebuild of master cylinder
  • Rebuild of hand brake mechanism

Chrome and aluminium trim

  • Chroming of all brightwork elements
  • Fabrication of aluminium mouldings: window trim, door trim, engine bay heatshields, trunk lock trim, roof lining trim
  • Fabrication of exterior trim in brass and then chromed

Wheels

  • We had Borrani fabricate new aluminium wire wheels to the original specification of the car

Interior

  • Fully reupholstered in tobacco Napa leather
  • The instruments were restored and missing dash parts were sourced

PROJECT GALLERY

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