1952 Alfa 1900 ATL Barchetta

Lot Number: 451

1952 Alfa 1900 ATL Barchetta

Stunning little fifties Barchetta, a fine piece of Italian art created by Auto Tecnica Lariana.

  • Sold for: £202,500

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 31st July, 2021 at 2.00pm BST at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Red

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    LHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    NA

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    225 KM

SUMMARY

Stunning little fifties Barchetta, a fine piece of Italian art created by Auto Tecnica Lariana.

DESCRIPTION

  • An early production, left-hand drive Alfa Romeo 1900 Berlina saloon dating from 1952 and re-bodied a few years later as a 2-seat Barchetta. Original registration documents confirm the modification in 1959
  • A decade later this example was purchased and further modified by Auto Tecnica Lariana (ATL) known for their stylish sporting Coupes
  • They set about a ground-up rebuild of the car with hand-made aluminium body panels
  • The original engine was replaced with a later unit from the 100bhp,1900TI developed and built by ATL. The replacement engine utilised Solex carburettors and a high-performance oil pump to 1900SS-specification
  • ATL used the Barchetta during the ‘70s before selling to a collector in the Lake Como area. It was purchased by our vendor in 2018
  • Recently refreshed ready to be offered, currently in the UK on a Temporary Licence ready for export if necessary. If sold in the UK, the 5% duty will be settled by our vendor.

Offered here is a unique opportunity to take ownership of this beautiful Alfa Barchetta modified once in the late 1950s and again further developed by Auto Tecnica Lariana. Accompanying the car is a history file including some original photographs of the car being modified in the late 1950s and its original Italian registration documents *(the car is still Italian registered and offered here in the UK on a temporary licence, our vendor has agreed to settle the 5% duty if the car sells to a UK buyer and obtain a NOVA document). Our vendor has provided the following information outlining the fascinating history of this beautiful little piece of Italiana.

“Dating from 1952, the car began life as a left-hand drive versions of the Alfa 1900,four door Berlina. It was sold to a Mrs. Maria Da Ros, who we understand was involved in the newly developing fashion industry of the early 60s centred around the via Veneto in Rome. Seven years later, she had the car converted into a two-seater Barchetta and the original registration document attests the official date of the upgrade as being 4th of February 1959.

The car was enjoyed during the 60s but we have little knowledge on what type of use and no conformation if it took part at any competition. In 1972, it developed an engine problem and in 1974 Mrs Da Ros sold the car to the renowned Alfa Romeo custom coach builder Auto Tecnica Lariana (ATL)

ATL undertook a ‘ground-up’ rebuild of the whole car, creating new aluminium bodywork in their current style. The tubular frame was improved and modified to receive the new panels.

The old engine was too far damaged to be rebuilt and ATL fitted one of their own Ti Veloce engines which utilised the Solex Carburettors, aluminium oil pump and exhaust collectors from the most powerful version of the 1900, the SS. So, in effect, ATL had created a unique hybrid Barchetta with Alfa SS DNA.

The car was used by ATL for most of the 70s and in 1984 they sold it to a Mr. Roberto Ardenghi, an industrialist and collector in the Lake Como area, who owned and enjoyed the Barchetta until 2018.

Since 2018, the car has been with historic coach builders Carrozzeria Altolario di Colico who purchased it and have completed, over the past 3 years, a sympathetic restoration to bring it back to its best. The engine has been completely stripped and rebuilt, retaining the majority of the original parts and components and replacing only those parts that were unserviceable’’.

Beautiful, interesting and highly collectable this ATL Alfa Barchetta is offered at the Silverstone Classic 2021 on a realistic guide and is available for any inspection. We welcome your enquiry and our transport partners would be happy to assist global shipping if required by the winning bidder.



 

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
451
Make
ALFA ROMEO
Model
ATL
Registration Number
NA
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
AR 1900 02106
Engine Number
AR 1900 02235
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Red

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Steven.

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