Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.2 (1971)
I love it so much I hate it, because I love it.
Ignoring all the problems we know it has today (those which survived), the fact is that the Alfasud was once a really successful move from Alfa Romeo in the early 70’s, mainly due to its very appealing design from Giugiaro’s Italdesign and the rather peppy engines, which ranged from the original 1.2 liter to the 1.7 introduced in late 1987.
Dick Wharton / Alfa Romeo 308 (1940)
During the Grand Prix that happened in Alexandria Bay (New York). The 308 was built in 1938 for the 3 liter class, with power output ranging from around 220 to 300bhp.
Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto (1966)
Driven by Siamese kittens.
(I am so buying this)
Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Aerodinamica (1984)
Apparently the Aerodinamica was the last series to have the hands of Pininfarina in its heart, but it’s lacking confirmation (I’m sure terta will care to prove me right or wrong!)
Either way, the Spider (in any form, but especially the Duetto) is still my summer car of choice (in my mind only, sadly).
Personal note: I’m going away for the rest of the week to Lisbon. So if any of you followers from Lisbon (there might be at least four of you, wow, watch out) care to join me for a cup of coffee, drop me a word.
Alfa Romeo Proteo concept-car (1991)
The basis for the well loved GTV was first shown at the 91 Geneva Motorshow, with hints from the previously launched SZ Zagato in its design. It featured a (very well tuned) 3.0 V6 engine and four-wheel drive.
When the first GTV hit the public a few years later, Alfa lovers were quite pleased to see so many resemblances to this gorgeous concept car.
Designed from Alfa Romeo in-house’s Walter de Silva.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Bertone (1965)
Lady Love, in a silk red dress ready to knock you dead at first sight. Have you seen her from the back? Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Alfa Romeo BAT concepts artwork (1953-1955)
Out of which three working prototypes were made, at the hands of Bertone.
Alfa Romeo Montreal (1970)
Designed by Bertone’s very own Gandini, who always knew how to properly design a C pillar.
This is Tazio Nuvolari, running in the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 at the 1932 Monaco Grand Prix.
Alfa Romeo 33 Prototype Speciale (1969)
Not too sure about the official “Speciale” designation, but either way it is special on its own alright.
Design by Pininfarina.