Made in Belgium: 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900



As it often happens because of our ignorance, we didn’t know that a small batch of Alfa 1900 Berlina like this one were assembled in Belgium by Imperia coachworks, like this one is said to be.


We didn’t find much about this shop but at least we know hat it still exists in Liege, Belgium, and they also make an Hybrid car. So probably they assembled the 1900 for the local market but we actually don’t understand the need to assemble the cars there instead of shipping them with a carrier.


Whatever the reason was, the fact is that one of those car produced far from Milano is now back in its native city and it’s for sale after having been restored both outside and inside: the seller doesn’t make a list of the work performed but the car looks pretty good, the red cloth interiors match beautifully with the body silver but we would like to see some more detailed photos of the dashboard and trunk; however we suppose that everything should be ok. Find it for sale at €45,000 (today $47,000) here in Milano, Italy.

One thought on “Made in Belgium: 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900

  1. One reason to send abroad cars in parts, then assembled in final destination country, was due to the fact that single cars parts had lower import taxes compared to a “ready to drive” car.
    Alfa Romeo assembled Renault Dauphine and light trucks, austrian Steyr assembled Fiats, french Simca started with Fiat 1100 as well.
    Other plants like Seat, Ebro, Polsky Fiat, turkish Murat, Zastava, and, crossed the Ocean, VolksWagen in South America, Alfa Rio and Fiat in Brazil started assembling cars with parts partially produced in the country of origin.
    Giuseppe Maranghi – Italy


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