It’s an Alfa Romeo, it’s rare, it’s convertible, it’s a barn find: each of these four elements, taken alone, is worthy of consideration, let alone if taken all together.
As for the history of this car, we literally report the seller’s description which is detailed and clarifying: “The first recorded owner of this Pinin Farina Cabriolet was Leroy Bell Jr., a US Army Sergeant stationed at the 7th Evacuation Hospital in Darmstadt, Germany. In September 1964, he sold the Alfa Romeo to Barbara Urbielonis, a teacher working at the bases American Elementary School. Records on file indicate that at the time of her purchase, the Cabriolet was painted blue and had already accrued nearly 90,000 km. Over the next two years, Ms. Urbielonis had Auto-Friedrich, the local Alfa Romeo agent in Frankfurt, maintain the 1900C. When returning home to New Hampshire in 1966, she brought the prized Pinin Farina Cabriolet with her. Back in the US, the Alfa Romeo was driven occasionally until 1983, when it was finally parked in her home garage. “
The presence of period photo of the same car is always an added value for every collector or even for the simple enthusiast. Moreover, as if that were not enough, it seems that there is also a file of invoices dating back to the German period of this car (chassis #AR1900C*01063) which is intact, complete, and ready for restoration. Find it for sale at $289,500 here in Astoria, NY.