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Alfa Romeo Historic Models – The Journey of Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo has produced nearly hundreds of different models of various automobiles like cars, buses, trucks and vans. Alfa Romeo cars have been exemplary of the finest Italian automobile design and have made several appearances in popular media like films, literature and television. Many of the Alfa Romeo historic models are displayed at several museums and the Alfa Romeo historic museum in Milan, Italy. Given below is the list of the different historic and discontinued car models produced by Alfa Romeo over the years.

A.L.F.A 24 HP (1911)

A.L.F.A 24 HP

A.L.F.A 24 HP

Released as the 1st non-Darracq car, the A.L.F.A 24 HP was also the 1st commercially successful car for the company. Introduced in 1911 as a racing car, It also helped the company venture in the world of motorsports. Image Credits @ Oldtimeri.hr

A.L.F.A 40/60 HP (1913)

A.L.F.A 40/60 HP

A.L.F.A 40/60 HP

Launched in 1913, A.L.F.A 40/60 HP was intended for being a road and a race car. The production was briefly interrupted in the 1st world war but was resumed shortly after. The car’s top speed was around 150 km/hour. Image Credits @ eejyanaika1980

Alfa Romeo 20/30 HP (1914)

Alfa Romeo 20/30 HP

Alfa Romeo 20/30 HP

The first variant of the above series was released as the A.L.F.A 20/30 HP in 1914. The car was also considered a class E 24 HP. In 1921 the car’s design was improved and was re-launched as the Alfa Romeo ES Sport and the famous Torpedo 20/30 HP. Image Credits @ TAKESHI

Alfa Romeo G1 (1921)

Alfa Romeo G1

Alfa Romeo G1

Alfa Romeo G1 was produced between 1921 till 1923. The G1 featured an all new design that was distinctive from the earlier design asthetics followed since Giuseppe Merosi. The longer chassis was intended to compete with the likes of Rolls-Royce. The car was a commercial failure due to the increasing petrol prices and its relatively large engine. Image Credits @ JohnBanbury

Alfa Romeo RL (1922)

Alfa Romeo RL

Alfa Romeo RL

The car was Alfa Romeo’s first sports model launched after the 1st world war. The car came in three versions namely Normale, Tourismo and Sport. The car was launched in 1922 and was succeeded by the Alfa Romeo 6c 1500. Image Credits @ Maurizio Boi

Alfa Romeo RM (1923)

Alfa Romeo RM

Alfa Romeo RM

Based on the RL model, the car was launched in 1923 and a total of 500 cars of this model were produced. Normal, Sport and Unificato were the 3 models to choose from, each with their own distinctive features. Image Credits @ Emin Zeynali

Alfa Romeo 6C (1925)

Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport

Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport

Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Monza

Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Monza

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Sport/Gran Turismo

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Sport/Gran Turismo

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Turismo

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Turismo

Launched as a road, race and sports car in 1925, the 6c was designed by three different car designers to replace their bulkier sports car Alfa Romeo RL. Image Credits Maurizio Boi, Chappells10 & sjb4photos.

Alfa Romeo 8C (1931)

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans

The 8c was launched in 1931 and featured an 8 cylinder engine. Its racing engine was designed by Vittorio Jano who joined the company after leaving Fiat. Image Credits @ autoidiodyssey

Alfa Romeo 1900 (1950)

Alfa Romeo 1900

Alfa Romeo 1900

The first Alfa Romeo car that was built on a production line and the first Alfa Romeo that came with a left-hand drive. The car doesn’t feature a separate chassis and was sold with the famous slogan ‘The Family Car that Wins Races’. Image Credits @ Georg Sander

Alfa Romeo Matta (1952)

Alfa Romeo AR 51 Matta

Alfa Romeo AR 51 Matta

Also known as the Alfa Romeo 1900 m, the Matta is an off road vehicle launched by Alfa Romeo in 1952. The vehicle was available in two variants, the AR51 and the AR52. Both the models were the same but the AR51 was used by the Italian military and the AR52 was intended to be used by civilians only. Image Credits Maurizio Boi.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta (1954)

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Launched in 1954, the Giulietta was available in several variants. Berlina, Spider, Sprint, Promiscua and Weekendina were the various models available. The Giulietta featured a 1290 cc, Alfa Romeo Twin Cam Engine. Image Credits Maurizio Boi.

Alfa Romeo 2000 (1958)

Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider

Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider

The successor to the 1900, the Alfa Romeo 2000 featured an enlarged version of the 1900’s 4 cylinder engine. The special gearbox allowed 3 people to be seated in the front; however the regular 2 seater version was also available. Image Credits @ Georg Sander

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Spéciale (1959)

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Spéciale

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Spéciale

The small sports car was launched in 1959 at the Turin Motor Show. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Spéciale featured a 1290 cc and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Spéciale featured 1300 cc engines respectively. Image Credits @ snmeets

Alfa Romeo 2600 (1961)

Alfa Romeo 2600

Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

The 2600 was a straight up successor to the 2000 and was launched in 1961. The car featured a 6 cylinder engine as compared to its predecessor’s 4 cylinder one. Berlina, Sprint, Spider and OSI De Luxe were the models released for this car. Image Credits @ Maurizio Boi

Alfa Romeo Spider (1961)

Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto

Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto

Also known as the Giulia Spider, the car is a convertible roadster that was first launched in 1961. The car remained in production for nearly 3 decades and is one of the most mentioned convertibles in popular culture. Image Credits @ Djeff Costello

Alfa Romeo Giulia (1962)

Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 1600

Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 1600

Alfa Romeo was one of the first few car manufacturers to experiment with the combination of a light weight car body with a powerful engine. The result was the Giulia, which featured a robust and squared design. Image Credits @ Maurizio Boi

Alfa Romeo 105/115 series Coupes (1963)

Alfa Romeo GTAm

Alfa Romeo GTAm

105/115 Coupés were produced between 1963 till 1967 based on the Giulia Berlina’s floor-plan and were also available in a convertible variant. They feature a 4 cylinder, Alfa Romeo Twin cam engine that ranges from 1290cc to 1962cc. Image Credits @ JRT993

Alfa Romeo Gran Sport Quattroruote (1965)

Alfa Romeo Gran Sport Quattroruote Zagato

Alfa Romeo Gran Sport Quattroruote Zagato

The car was a hand built, two seater roadster car, and was primarily based on the Giulia mechanics and floor-plan. The Alfa Romeo Gran Sport Quattroruote was launched in 1965 and was a replica of the 1750 Gran Sport. Image Credits @ John Wiley

Alfa Romeo GTA (1965)

Alfa Romeo Sprint GTA

Alfa Romeo Sprint GTA

Developed by the racing division of Alfa Romeo, the GTA was primarily based on the Giulia Sprint GT and was distinctively lighter than its predecessor. The car featured an aluminum body instead of a steel one and spawned several variants. Image Credits @ flyingdutchman025

Alfa Romeo 1750/2000 Berlina (1967)

Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina

Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina

Alfa Romeo Berlina 2000

Alfa Romeo Berlina 2000

A compact executive car launched in 1967, the 1750/2000 Berlina was a revamped version of the Giulia Sedan. The 1750 Berlina/2000 Berlina had a larger engine as compared to its predecessor. Image Credits @ Roadmaster2 & boybentley

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale (1967)

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

The car was designed as a ‘Street legal’ sports car which was launched in 1967. The car has received several accolades due to its revolutionary sports car design by Franco Scaglione, the famous Italian automobile designer. Image Credits @ Auto Clasico

Alfa Romeo Montreal (1967)

Alfa Romeo Montreal

Alfa Romeo Montreal

What was introduced as a concept 2+2 coupé in 1967, The Montreal used the chassis of the Giulia Sprint GT and the engine of Giulia Ti. Montreal’s body was designed by the illustrious Italian car designer Marcello Gandini. Image Credits @ bayernernst

Alfa Romeo Alfasud (1971)

Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.5

Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.5

The compact car was launched in 1971 and was also known by the name Alfa Romeo export GTA. The car is one of the most successful models by Alfa Romeo and was styled by the famous designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro. Image Credits @ Peder, Dane

Alfa Romeo Alfetta (1972)

Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT

Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT

The Alfetta was launched in 1972 and became popular due to its moderate body weight and a powerful engine. The Alfetta came in two variants, a 4 door sedan and a 2 door coupé. Image Credits @ Maurizio Boi

Alfa Romeo Sprint (1976)

Alfa Romeo Sprint

Alfa Romeo Sprint

Referred to as the coupé version of the Alfasud, the Sprint was launched in 1976. However, the sprint had a more angular and lower design as compared to the Alfasud. The Alfa Romeo Sprint was designed by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and is exemplary of the signature late 70’s and 80’s car design. Image Credits @ Ryno du Plessis

Alfa Romeo Giulietta (1977)

Alfa Eomeo Giulietta 1977

Alfa Eomeo Giulietta 1977

The Giulietta was re-launched in 1977, with a totally overhauled design and platform. The chassis was based on the Alfa Romeo Alfetta and featured a 3 box sedan type body. The car was also known by the name Alfa Romeo Giulietta Nuova. Image Credits @ Jonnyvalenta

Alfa Romeo Alfa 6 (1979)

Alfa Romeo Alfa 6

Alfa Romeo Alfa 6

The Alfa 6 was launched in 1979 and shared many of its parts with the Alfa Romeo Alfetta. The car featured some remarkable changes in the car’s safety standards and was priced lower than the other cars which had the same features. Image Credits @ xavnco2

Alfa Romeo 33 (1983)

Alfa Romeo 33

Alfa Romeo 33

The small family car was launched in the year 1983 and was based on the Alfasud’s floor plan, chassis and also shares few of its mechanics. The car was highly successful in the market and around 1 million cars were produced in a span of 11 years. Image Credits @ raul

Alfa Romeo Arna (1983)

Alfa Romeo Arna

Alfa Romeo Arna

Arna was a subcompact car launched by Alfa Romeo in 1983. The car was released during the AR.N.A. S.p.A. (joint venture between Alfa Romeo and Nissan). The Arna was launched at the Frankfurt motor Show and shares looks with the Nissan Pulsar and Cherry. Image Credits  Spottedlaurel

Alfa Romeo 90 (1984)

Alfa Romeo 90

Alfa Romeo 90

The car was launched at the 1984 Turin Motor Show and was designed by Bertone Designs. The design is based on the Alfetta and the engine is taken from the Alfa 6. The 90 features electric front windows and electrically adjustable seats. Image Credits @ removarkevisser

Alfa Romeo 75 (1985)

Alfa Romeo 75

Alfa Romeo 75

Also, known as Milano in North America, is a compact executive car launched in 1985. The 75 was launched as a replacement to the Giulietta and shares many of its components with it. Image Credits @  Stokpic

Alfa Romeo 164 (1987)

Alfa Romeo 164

Alfa Romeo 164

The 4 door executive sedan, the 164 was launched in 1987 and was launched in competition to other similar sedans by Ford, Opel with Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Image Credits @ Martin Alford

Alfa Romeo SZ (1989)

Alfa Romeo SZ

Alfa Romeo SZ

Also known as the ES-30, the Alfa Romeo SZ was a result of collaboration between Alfa Romeo and Fiat. The SZ was launched in 1989 and in 1992 as the RZ in 1992. Image Credits @  Inglenook

Alfa Romeo 155 (1992)

Alfa Romeo 155

Alfa Romeo 155

The compact executive car launched in 1992 was intended to replace the popular Alfa Romeo 75. The 155 was launched at the Geneva motor show and was quiet larger than its predecessor due to the change in the design platform. Image Credits @ Infoway

Alfa Romeo GTV (1993)

Alfa Romeo GTV

Alfa Romeo GTV

The GTV was intended to replace the Alfetta GTV and was launched in 1993. The design of the car was revolutionary for its time and shares a few elements with Pininfarina Quartz. The car was considered to be a strong competitor to Alfa Romeo’s German rivals. Image Credits @  waldo_swiegers

Alfa Romeo 145 (1994)

Alfa Romeo 145

Alfa Romeo 145

The small family car, the 145 was launched in 1994, at the Turin Motor Show. The 145 was based on Fiat’s Tipo Due platform and are known for their amazing handling and steering response. Image Credits @  waldo_swiegers

Alfa Romeo 146 (1995)

Alfa Romeo 146

Alfa Romeo 146

The car was launched in 1995 and was intended to replace the Alfa Romeo 33. The car shares a lot of components from the 33 and the Alfa Romeo 145. Image Credits @ bad_Q

Alfa Romeo 156 (1997)

Alfa Romeo 156

Alfa Romeo 156

Launched in 1997 the car was a replacement for the Alfa Romeo 155. The car was designed by the famous Walter de’Silva and is a great cross between old school and new school car design. Image Credits @ Andreaux

Alfa Romeo 166 (1998)

Alfa Romeo 166

Alfa Romeo 166

Launched in 1998, the 166 was intended to replace the 164. The design was almost as revolting as its predecessor the 164. The 166 however, wasn’t quite successful when it came to competing against the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Image Credits @ Stefan Baging

Alfa Romeo 147 (2000)

Alfa Romeo 147

Alfa Romeo 147

The car was launched in 2000 at the Turin Motor show. The car remained in production for the next 10 years and was also awarded the European Car of the Year in 2001. Image Credits @ Roby B.

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (2003)

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

First introduced as a concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt motor show the car was produced commercially as the 8C Competizione since 2007. The 8C was based on the Maserati platform and features an 8 Cylinder 4.7 liter V8 engine. The official top speed of the car is 292 kilometer per hour. Image Credits @ Thomas Quintin

Alfa Romeo GT (2003)

Alfa Romeo GT

Alfa Romeo GT

The GT was based on the same platform as the Alfa Romeo 156 and was launched in 2003. The car was viewed along with Brera due to the same platform shared by the cars. The car was designed by Bertone designs and is a modern variant of the 1980’s Sprint. Image Credits @ FrédericLouis

Alfa Romeo 159 (2005)

Alfa Romeo 159

Alfa Romeo 159

The compact executive car was launched in 2005 at the Geneva Motor Show. The 159 was based on the GM/Premium platform. The GM/Premium platform was originally designed for the 166 but since that idea got scrapped, the platform was used for the 159. Image Credits @ Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Brera (2005)

Alfa Romeo Brera

Alfa Romeo Brera

The Brera was designed by the automobile design firm Pininfarina and was launched in 2005. The car was intended to replace the revolutionary in design, the Alfa Romeo GTV. Image Credits @ michaelward

Alfa Romeo Spider – 939 (2006)

Alfa Romeo Spider - 939

Alfa Romeo Spider – 939

Based on the same platform as the 2005 Brera, The Spider was launched in 2006. The design is the same as the Brera except, it is a two seater convertible. Image Credits @ creativelabs

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