Last of the Alfa Romeo Coachbuilts—The 1900 Ghia-Aigle & SSZ
Although the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 of the late-1930s and immediate post-war years lingered on the market until 1953, its replacement was first introduced in 1950—the Alfa Romeo 1900.
The design of the 1900, and every subsequent Alfa through the Alfetta, was guided by Orazio Satta Puglia, known to colleagues as “Satta.” With a background in aero engine design, Satta adapted aero testing and design methods to the development of the 1900. The 1900 was Alfa’s first monocoque design, a type of unit body construction for which the body serves as the primary structural element of the chassis.
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