Racing-bred engineering, svelte aesthetic design and rarity in numbers; the Alfa Romeo 1900C SS is one of the most alluring cars of all time.

Conceived in 1954, Elio Zagato created the first Super Sport 1900C in a delicate and lightweight aluminium-alloy body to move faster and more nimbly than the original model. The new aerodynamic design elongated the bonnet of the car to create a longer, sleeker front to conceal the engine’s improved power. Approximately 39 Berlinetta’s were produced from 1954 through to 1956, including this avorio painted Super Sprint, completed at Zagato on April 22nd 1955.

Rolling up to auction via RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction series, alongside the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster previously featured on the OPUMO Magazine, the Alfa looks set to draw a host of attention from Italian design devotees worldwide.

One of the most dynamic post-war machines ever built, the lustrous Alfa Romeo 1900C boasts a rich racing pedigree to compliment the exquisite aesthetic. In 1955, this 1900C SS was entered into a 225-mile race between Barranquilla and Cartagena, Colombia- finishing in 4th place overall. More recently, in 2010, the model was updated with a full chassis restoration. Testing the new look, the 1900C SS was entered in to the Colorado Grand before undergoing an engine rebuild alongside a full restoration to be displayed at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

As a result, this spectacular 1900C Super Sport Berlinetta exists as one of the finest models in existence. The most prized boutique sports car of all time.

For full auction information, head to the RM Sotheby’s website.