Alfa Romeo SZ (ES-30) – 1989

Alfa-Romeo SZ (ES-30) - 1989

Almost as rare as the Yeti and just as powerful, ‘II Monstro’ (`The Monster’) was a limited edition collaboration between Alfa Romeo and the design wizard Andrea Zagato. It was a high performance super coupe with the underlying menace of an aggressive bulldog. In effect, Zagato was capo dei capi of a number of high … [Read more…]

Alfa Romeo 164 – 1988

Alfa-Romeo-164

Fiat took over Alfa Romeo while the Alfa 164 was in development, so the car is considered the last independent model of that illustrious marque. In fact Fiat’s influence anticipated the 164’s genesis by years, because in 1978 Alfa Romeo had agreed to co-build the Type Four chassis with Fiat, who made it their Croma … [Read more…]

Alfa Romeo Montreal – 1970

Alfa-Romeo-Montreal-1970

The first production Montreal was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970 and attracted crowds of admirers — and no wonder. Alfa had come up with a very distinctive 2+2 coupe that seemed to tick all the boxes. For a start, it was a handsome, classically styled two-door sports coupe in the best Italian … [Read more…]

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato – 1970

Alfa-Romeo-Junior-Zagato-1970

The 1970s opened in style for lovers of sporty Alfa Romeos, who had been metaphorically licking their lips since the Junior Zagato was presented at the Turin Motor Show in November 1969. It was part of Alfa’s 105 series and shared a floorpan — and lots of components —with the Giulia Spider, although the Junior … [Read more…]

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato – 1970

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato - 1970

The 1970s opened in style for lovers of sporty Alfa Romeos, who had been metaphorically licking their lips since the Junior Zagato was presented at the Turin Motor Show in November 1969. It was part of Alfa’s 105 series and shared a floorpan – and lots of components -with the Giulia Spider, although the Junior … [Read more…]

Alfa Romeo Spider Series I – 1966

Alfa Spider Series I - 1966

Made famous by Dustin Hoffman in the film The Graduate, the Spider was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966, just when the era of the ‘muscle car’ was reaching its height. Based on the chassis of the Giulia 105, a lightweight car with a powerful engine, it was designed and built by Battista … [Read more…]

Alfa Romeo Giulietta – 1954

Alfa Romeo Giulietta - 1954

Anyone who dreams of winning a lottery prize to secure the car of their dreams is following a well-trodden path — for the wonderful Alfa Romeo Giulietta came about as a result of just such dreams. After World War II, Alfa decided to move towards a mass-market operation. By 1952 they even had a new … [Read more…]

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport – 1939

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport - 1939

The Alfa Romeo 6C appeared in 1925, launching cars powered by a new six-cylinder engine that gave the series its name. This proud title was attached to a succession of hand-built luxury cars, sports cars and racers that came out of Alfa’s Milan factory for more than quarter of a century until the 1900 model … [Read more…]