Alfa Romeo 1900 L Farina Cabriolet 1953 LHD Chassis: AR 1900 L 00073 How not to be charmed by this barn find Alfa Romeo 1900 Cabriolet by Farina? Stabilimenti Farina produced only 48 examples of this Cabriolet on the L (Lungo) chassis of the Alfa Romeo 1900 of which today only a handful still seem to exist. Found in the USA at the end of the 80-ies, this ultra rare Alfa Romeo was shipped back to homeland Italy but until today no one has taken up the challenge to restore this Farina Cabriolet to her former glory. According to the Centro Documentazione, Alfa Romeo chassis nr 00073 was sold new to its first owner ( who was from Rome) on the 17th of July 1953 and was at that time (dark) blue. From the remains of the upholstery, which we believe has never been restored, it clearly shows that the interior was originally burgundy. Truly a lovely colour combination! This very 1900 L Farina Cabriolet is also listed in the Millenove "bible" written by H-J Da¶hren. As soon as this charming Alfa Romeo arrived into my classic car workshop, the hands of my very experienced workforce started itching. We have restored several similar convertibles, be it from Italian, French or British origin (Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia, Bugatti, Delage, Hispano Suiza, Invicta, Lagonda, Alvis, etc...) and won prizes at the world's most renowned concours d'elegance (First Prize in 2000 at the Villa D'Este for our 1933 Invicta S-type Low Chassis Corsica DHC). A project very similar to this Alfa Romeo 1900 Farina Cabriolet, is the one-off, Torino motor show exhibit, Lancia Aprilia Farina Convertibile from 1948 which is nearing to an end just at this very moment. It is not absolutely necessary that the restoration of this 1900 is executed in-house. I will also welcome, and guide with all the assistance we can give, a customer who would like to tackle this fresh project himself. Alfa Romeo 1900 variants with special bodywork are scarce and thus hard to find. Surely the untouched ones. Out there someone's hands must be itching right now... Yours?
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