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The first sport sedan, Part II
The 1900 sedan on which the TI was based came out in 1950. It resembled a Volvo 122 with an upright Alfa grille, although smaller. It was Alfa's first all-new postwar design, featuring a new 1884cc twin-cam engine with 80hp.
The 1900TI with larger valves, higher compression and twin-choke carb gave 100hp. Later versions went to 115 hp. The 1900TIs had 5-speeds on the tree (a Nardi floor-shift conversion was available.) Pretty sporty for 1951!
Coupes and cabrio versions of the 1900 were also produced with coachwork from Touring, Zagato and others. The 1900M or Matta was a four wheel drive version used by Italian armed forces, resembling a Jeep.
Thanks to AutoWeek and www.carsfromitaly.com for making me aware of it.
2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC