Lot Description


  • A rare Italian sports saloon in ‘Biscione’ trim, with an upgraded engine and just two owners from new.
  • Its original 1.6-litre twin-cam has been replaced with a completely rebuilt, period-correct 1750 Alfa Romeo engine (type 530), producing around 113hp.
  • Offered from cherished 21-year ownership, where it has formed a part of an extensive classic Alfa Romeo collection.


  • The ‘Biscione’ trim (named after the snake that appears on the Alfa Romeo logo) incorporated various cosmetic enhancements over the standard Super, including stainless steel ‘spears’ along the lower flanks, and stainless A-pillar and roof gutter trims. It also had ‘Biscione’ badges on the C-pillars, a black strip in the headliner, and some stainless interior trim surrounds.
  • First registered in February 1970 in Rome, it remained with its first owner for 29 years, before being acquired by the current German owner in December 1999. Since then, its original engine has been upgraded to an Alfa 1750 twin-cam, and its original 14-inch steel wheels now wear 185/70 R14 Pirelli P3000 tyres.
  • Registration details going back to the first owner are available, and there is an excellent file of paperwork including numerous invoices.
  • It is currently registered in Germany with clear title in the vendor’s name. They are happy to assist with shipping upon request.


  • There is no body damage, and all of the panels are original.
  • Upon acquiring the car in 1999, the owner was told one of the wings had been repainted due to a scratch. While the paint was otherwise original, the slight mismatch in colour led the vendor to choose for a full exterior professional respray in the original Rosso Amaranto.
  • The paintwork still presents well today, and the paint depth measurements of between 90 to 100 microns across the panels confirm the consistency of the finish. There are slight blemishes on the left-side doors in the lower rear corners, but otherwise the Rosso Amaranto coat is very impressive for its age.
  • Its ‘Cinghiale’ colour interior trim has never been restored. The upholstery has a very slight patina, but is in remarkable condition for a car just over 50 years old. Its seat cushions are also reported to be in good order.
  • The rubber boot mat has previously been replaced due to a small oil spill, but otherwise the secondary trim is believed to be all original. There are no cracks in the dashboard, and all of the instruments are free of scratches or damage to their glass covers.
  • All of the electrical items work without fault, and there are no known mechanical issues.


  • It was last serviced in July 2017 at 89,754 km by Autosprint di Bigliazzi Amerigo & Co. of Siena, Italy. This also included a new clutch cylinder, brake fluid service, and adjustment of the carburettors.
  • Previous services took place in March 2014 at 87,786 km, and in July 2013 at 87,771 km. These incorporated a replacement brake booster, replacement of the radiator hose, new brake lines, and new rear axle belts.
  • The upgraded 1750 twin-cam engine was installed after the original 1600 motor failed in 2001, and has covered less than 20,000 kms since then. All of this work has also been carried out by Amerigo ‘Joe’ Bigliazzi, who is a former Autodelta racing driver and Alfa Romeo works mechanic.


This Alfa Romeo Super 1600 ‘Biscione’ is a very smart classic sports saloon, which benefits from an upgraded engine and a refreshed exterior, while retaining its wonderfully original interior. With just two owners from new, it has impeccable provenance, and has been well cared for in recent years by a highly experienced Alfa Romeo specialist and ex-Autodelta racing driver. It has proven to be an exciting classic to own for the vendor, who has previously driven it over great distances into northern Germany, as well as far south into Sicily - all without any issues.

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Car Overview

  • 90,727 km
  • manual
  • LHD
  • Rosso Amaranto (AR509)
  • Cinghiale (light brown)
  • 1.6L
  • VINAR897495

Lot Overview

  • Lot #03872
  • private Sale
  • Munich, Germany


  • Walt1970

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Interior  (71)

Mechanical  (15)

Documents  (12)

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