1955 Alfa Romeo GT coupe going to auction next month

The Silver Runner is one of only 29 examples that have survived to this day.

Gooding & Company's annual Amelia Island auction is shaping up to be an event fans of Italian sports cars can't afford to miss.

As well as a number of fantastic classic Ferrari models, the auction house is also selling several beautiful Alfa Romeo cars next month. The highlight of the auction is certainly the breath-taking 1955 1900C SSZ model, but you won't go wrong whichever model you add to your collection.

The 1900 series was Alfa Romeo's first all-new post-war model and had such a huge impact on design and engineering decisions for decades to come. The model on offer, chassis number 01915, is one of 39 race-ready GTs—or Super Sprints—built by legendary coachbuilder Zagato, of which only 29 survive to this day. The car has a rich racing pedigree, having been featured in the legendary Mille Miglia event in 1955 and 1956.

The striking coupe is finished in metallic grey over a green interior and still has its original 1,975-liter Tipo 138 DOHC inline-four engine. The current owner acquired the car in 2017 and immediately treated it to a complete top-quality restoration. If you've been to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance or the Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach over the past few years, you may have even seen it in person. No wonder the auction house expects it to sell for between $1.5 million and $2 million.

However, this is not the only offer for fans of the Alfa Romeo brand - we should also mention the 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet from 1949. The dark blue cabriolet is the brand's last model powered by a Vittorio Jano-designed engine and bodied by Pininfarina. It is expected to sell for between $500,000 and $600,000. If you're looking for something more athletic, there's also the Giulia Sprint GTA from 1965. The Bertone-designed car is finished in a really special white and red colour and is expected to fetch between $500,000 and $600,000.

You can view the entire offer of the auction by clicking on the gallery description.

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