Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturer.
Alfa Romeo has been a part of Fiat SpA since 1986. The company alfaromeo was originally known as ALFA, which is an acronym for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (translated: Lombard Automobile alfa romea Factory, Public Company). (First logo: )
- 1 History
- 2 The alfa remeo History of the Alfa badge
- 3 Racing alfa rameo history
- 4 Alfa in popular culture
- 5 Return alfa romeo To The U.S.
- 6 Production
- 7 RHD alfa romeo spider Alfa Romeo alfa romeo parts Production post-1960
- 8 Automotive Models
- 9 Automotive Concepts
- 10 Engines
- 11 External alfa romeo gtv links
- 12 Endnotes
The company that became Alfa Romeo was founded as "Darracq Italiana" in 1907 alfa romeo for sale by Cavaliere Ugo Stella, an aristocrat from Milan, alfa romeo 2300 pocher in partnership with the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq. The firm initially produced Darracq cars in Naples, but alfa romeo uk after the partnership collapsed Stella and the other Italian alfa romeo spider uk co-investors moved production to an idle Darracq factory in the Milan suburb of 1976 alfa romeo Portello, and the company was renamed ALFA (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili). The first alfa romeo erba non-Darracq car produced by company was the 1910 24 alfa romeo milano HP (named for the 24 horsepower it produced), designed by Giuseppe Merosi. Merosi would go alfa romeo us on to design a series alfa romeo lecco of new ALFA cars with more powerful engines (40-60 HP). ALFA alfa romeo usa also ventured into motor racing, drivers Franchini and Ronzoni competing in the 1911 Targa Florio with two 24 alfa romeo women HP models. However, the onset alfa romeo aziendali of World War I halted automobile production at ALFA for three years.
1916 saw alfa romeo giulietta the company come under the direction of Neapolitan entrepreneur Nicola Romeo, who converted the factory to produce military alfa romeo gtv6 hardware for the Italian and Allied war efforts. Munitions, aircraft engines and other components, alfa romeo spares compressors alfa romeo spider for sale and generators based on the company's existing car engines, and heavy locomotives were produced in the 88 alfa romeo milano factory during the war. When the war was over, Romeo took alfa romeo alfetta complete control of ALFA and car production resumed in alfa romeo specialists dorset 1919. In 1920, the name of the company was changed to Alfa Romeo with the Torpedo 20-30 HP becoming the first car alfa romeo sz to be badged as 88 alfa romeo milano v6 for sale such. Giuseppe Merosi continued as head designer, and the company continued to produce solid road cars as alfa finance from romeo uk well as successful race cars (including the 40-60 HP and the RL Targa alfa romeo spider 2000 veloce Florio).
In 1923 Vittorio Jano was lured away from Fiat, partly thanks to the persuasion 1963 alfa romeo for sale of a young Alfa racing driver named Enzo Ferrari, 1987 alfa romeo spider veloce to replace Merosi as chief designer at Alfa Romeo. The first alfa romeo sprint Alfa Romeo under Jano was the P2 Grand Prix car, alfa romeo 1750 gtv which won Alfa Romeo the world championship in 1925. For Alfa road cars Jano developed a series of small-to-medium-displacement alfa romeo spider pictures 4, 6, and 8 cylinder inline power plants based on the alfa romeo spider veloce P2 unit that established the classic architecture of Alfa alfa romeo tractor diesel engines engines, with light alloy construction, hemispherical combustion chambers, centrally-located plugs, two alfa romeo milanos for sale rows of overhead valves per cylinder bank and dual overhead cams. Jano's alfa romeo mussolini designs proved to be both reliable and powerful.
Enzo Ferrari proved to be a better team manager than driver, us alfa romeo parts and when the factory team was alfa romeo 156 sportwagon privatised, it then became Scuderia Ferrari. When Ferrari left alfa romeo berlina Alfa Romeo, he went on to build his own cars. Tazio Nuvolari often drove for Alfa, winning many alfa romeo car races prior to WWII.
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In 1928 Nicola Romeo left, with Alfa going broke after defense contracts alfa romeo sportwagon ended, and in 1933 Alfa Romeo was alfa romeo styling rescued by the government, which then had effective control. Alfa became an instrument of alfa romeo tires and wheels Mussolini's Italy, a national emblem. spider alfa romeo 1800 cc During this period Alfa Romeo built bespoke vehicles for the wealthy, with the 1952 alfa romeo 1900m bodies normally built by Touring of Milan or Pininfarina. This was the era that peaked with the legendary Alfa Romeo 1979 alfa romeo spider fuel pump 2900B Type 35 racers.
The Alfa factory 1979 alfa romeo spider wiring diagram was bombed during World War II, and 1989 alfa romeo struggled to return to profitability after the war. The luxury vehicles were out. Smaller mass-produced vehicles began to be produced in alfa romeo 8c competizione Alfa's factories.
By the 1970s Alfa was again in financial alfa romeo car for sale trouble. The Italian government bowed out in 1986 as FIAT bought alfa romeo italy in, creating a new group, Alfa Lancia alfa romeo milano sales price Spa, to manufacture Alfas and Lancias.
The History of the Alfa badge
In 1910 it was a draughtsman named alfa romeo sweatshirt uk Romano Cattaneo who was given the job of finance from alfa romeo uk coming up with a badge for a new Milan-based company, ALFA. fort walton beach florida alfa romeo cars for sale The story goes that as he was waiting for a tram manual for alfa romeo gtv at the Piazza Castello terminus in Milan, he gained inspiration from the great Visconti family's red cross and serpent coat of arms 1960 alfa romeo giulietta sz emblazoned 62 alfa romeo windshield over the great door of Castello Sforzesco.
With the help of Giuseppe Merosi, a designer, his sketches incorporated both the City of alfa logo printed red romeo shirt t Milan's emblem and that of the Visconti family alfa romeo 145 146 tuning in a circular motif, bordered by a dark blue metallic ring containing alfa romeo 156 reviews the inscription "ALFA" and "MILANO" separated by two Savoy dynasty knots.
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Alfa Romeo scored many prestigious ignition distributor faults alfa romeo victories in the following categories: Formula 1, Prototypes, Touring and Fast Touring. Private drivers also entered some rally competitions, 1973 alfa romeo spider convertible with fine results.
In 1923 Vittorio Jano was lured to Alfa from Fiat, designing the motors that 1974 alfa romeo 2000gtv gave Alfa racing success into the late 1930s. (When Alfa began to lose 1977 alfa romeo engines in the 1991 alfa romeo oil pump late 1930s Jano was promptly sacked.)
In the 1930s Tazio Nuvolari won the Mille Miglia in a 6C 1750 1993 alfa romeo t spark 1.8l for sale , crossing the finishing line after alfa romeo 156 long term reviews having incredibly overtaken Achille Varzi without lights (at nighttime).
The 8C 2300 won the Le Mans 24 alfa romeo 156 parts Hours from 1931 to 1934, with Alfa Romeo withdrawing from racing in 1933 alfa romeo cheap tires when the Italian government took over, and the racing of Alfas was then alfa romeo dealers taken up by Scuderia Ferrari as Alfa's outsourced team. (Enzo Ferrari alfa romeo gtv coupe molded carpet set drove for Alfa before he went on to manage alfa romeo seat the team, and after that went on to manufacture his alfa romeo steering wheel accessories own cars.) In 1935 Alfa Romeo won the German Grand Prix with Nuvolari. In 1938 Biondetti won the Mille Miglia in an 1966 alfa romeo 8C 2900B Corto Spyder, thereafter 1969 alfa romeo duetto grille referred to as the "Mille Miglia" model.
In 1950 Nino Farina won the Formula One World Championship alfa romeo 156 and monza in a 158 with compressor, alfa romeo 1600 gtj in 1951 Juan Manuel Fangio won while driving an Alfetta 159 (an evolution of the 158 with a alfa romeo 2.0 ts engine lpg two-stages compressor). Alfa-Romeo returned to Formula One in 1976, initially as an engine supplier to alfa romeo 8c Brabham and alfa romeo guilietta then as a constructor from the middle of 1979 until the end of 1985. Alfa also supplied engines to alfa romeo spare parts the tiny Italian Osella team from 1983 to 1988. There was alfa romeo spider engine little success, although Brabham-Alfa took two victories in 1978.
The various version alfa romeo spider parts of Tipo 33 were raced in 1974 alfa romeo spider the Prototype category from 1967 to 1977, winning titles in 1975 and 1977.
Alfa in popular culture
In the 1960s Alfa Romeo became famous for its small cars and models specifically designed for alfa romeo 164 for sale the Italian police - "Panthers" , , , , ) and Carabinieri (); among them alfa romeo 164l air conditioning the glorious alfa romeo 164s "Giulia Super"  - , or the 2600 Sprint GT , which acquired the expressive nickname alfa romeo 1750 badges of "Inseguimento" (this car is wrongly supposed to be the one that the famous Roman police alfa romeo 2800c marshal and unrivalled driver Armandino Spadafora brought down on the Spanish alfa romeo 33 car Steps in 1960 while following some robbers - it was alfa romeo austria actually a black Ferrari 250 GT/E - this pic of alfa romeo brake calipers Giulia , one of the dozens about this legend, is taken from a movie and alfa romeo club thailand not at the Spanish Steps).
Before being bought by Fiat, Alfa alfa romeo monza Romeo always had a daring commercial policy, constantly experimenting with new solutions and alfa romeo pinna farina using them in its series production, even at the alfa romeo radiator risk of losing market share. Alfa often used controversial and unorthodox styling too, which often challenged assumptions alfa romeo spider classic about styling.
In an English alfa romeo supercars sales brochure:
- The Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 SS - For the man who has everything, here is the car to keep him company. centerline alfa romeo ... The price is GBP lpg gas tank alfa romeo 2394.1.3 including tax. Expensive? Naturally! What else would you expect a hand-built Alfa to be? 
It represented new alfa romeo those makes of cars that permitted 1974 alfa romeo berlina sporty driving on common roads, provided the driver was enthusiastic enough to appreciate their particular "sound".
In Italian 1978 alfa romeo gtv the owner of an Alfa Romeo is an "Alfista", and a group 1980 alfa romeo spider of them are "Alfisti". Alfa Romeo is sometimes worshipped by its owners, alfa romeo 147 upgrade cd and many models have become cultural symbols alfa romeo 156 gta reviews . There are many thriving Alfa Romeo owners clubs and Alfa Romeo Model Registers.
In 1967 the famous Dustin Hoffman alfa romeo 156 paint codes film "The Graduate" gave worldwide alfa romeo 159 sports suspension unforgettable celebrity to the "Spider" (best known by the Italian alfa romeo 164 parts nickname of "Duetto", or as "Osso di Seppia" or Round-tail), and its unique shape. See here  - . The Spider was designed alfa romeo 164 rims by Pininfarina.
Return To The U.S.
In 1995 Alfa Romeo ceased alfa romeo 164q exporting cars to the U.S. Rumors began of their alfa romeo 33t return, however as the FAQ on Alfa's UK website says alfa romeo bosch intake manifold "The long-awaited return of Alfa Romeo to the United States market should take place by 2007, with a alfa romeo engines range of new models." The models expected to come first alfa romeo gtv for sale in the U.S. were the alfa romeo gtv v6 Alfa Romeo 159, the Brera, the 8C Competizione, and the Spider, which were initially designed to pass US safety regulations.
Alfa Romeo's alfa romeo gvt return to America was confirmed on May 5th of 2006 by Fiat alfa romeo history CEO Sergio Marchionne. They will begin in 2008, by alfa romeo keyring selling the 8C Competizione. Later, in about 2010 or 2011, Alfa Romeo alfa romeo original spider wheel rim campagnolo will release the 159, Brera, and Spider after they receive a mid-life alfa romeo owners club uk styling refreshment. Alfa Romeos will be alfa romeo proteo sold at Maserati dealers throughout America. 
Until the 1980s, Alfa Romeos, except for the Alfasud, were rear-wheel-drive. According to the current Fiat alfa romeo sports cars CEO Sergio Marchionne, in order to reap economies of scale, all new Alfa Romeo models will be alfa romeo trailer hitches made from the same basic platform (i.e., frame). Even Maserati will alfa romeo windshields share components with some Alfas.1
Cloverleaf or Quadrifoglio badges denote variants of Alfa auto aziendali fiat lancia alfa romeo Romeo cars where the name denotes the high-end of the italian women alfa romeo range in comfort and engine size, but previously denoted Alfa Romeo racing cars in the pre-Second-World-War replica alfa romeo era. The image first appeared in 1923 when Ugo speaker replacement for alfa romeo Sivocci presented one prior to the start of the 14th Targa Florio as a good 1979 alfa romeo spider convertible top luck token to the team. This became 1989 alfa romeo 75 specs the symbol of competition Alfas, denoting higher performance. Some modern Alfas wear a cloverleaf badge which is 1989 alfa romeo spider typically a green four leaf clover on 1993 alfa romeo t spark 1.8l horsepower a white background (Quadrifoglio Verde), but variants alfa romeo + international of blue on white have been recently observed as well.
The Alfettas of the early 1980s had models available alfa romeo 147 parts sold as the "Silver Leaf" and "Gold Leaf" (Quadrifoglio Oro). These models were the alfa romeo 1986 spider top of the range. Badging was the Alfa Cloverleaf in either gold or silver to alfa romeo accessories online site:au denote the specification level. The Gold Leaf model was also alfa romeo aluminum racing rims sold as the "159i" in some markets, the name in homage to the alfa romeo and 156 and monza original 159.
The trim levels (option packages) offered today on the various nameplates (model alfa romeo car insurance uk lines) include the lusso, “luxury,” turismo, “touring,” and the alfa romeo chassis numbers GTA (gran tourismo alleggerita, “lightened grand touring”). The GTA package alfa romeo classic cars is offered in the 147 and 156 and includes a alfa romeo clubs uk V-6 engine. In the past, Alfa Romeo offered a Sprint (from Italian sprinta, "tuned") trim alfa romeo competizione 8c level.
RHD Alfa Romeo Production post-1960
In the late alfa romeo diesel engines 1960's, a number of European automobile manufacturers established facilities in South Africa to assemble right alfa romeo differential oil hand drive vehicles for the Commonwealth markets. Fiat and other Italian alfa romeo downloads manufacturers established factories along with these other manufacturers in alfa romeo gtv lpg conversions Uitenhage, outside of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
With the alfa romeo gtv lpg kit imposition of sanctions by western powers in the 1970's alfa romeo gtz and 1980's, South Africa became self sufficient, and in car alfa romeo interchamge production came to rely more and more on the products of the Uitenhage factories. In consequence, production levels increased, alfa romeo italian jeep and many manufacturers including Fiat Spa., Lancia, Ferrari and alfa romeo mille miglia pocher Alfa Romeo transferring all their right-hand drive production to Uitenhage. Volkswagen AG, Daimler alfa romeo parts italy Benz AG and BMW AG followed suit at about this time.
Since then, alfa romeo service all right-hand-drive production of Alfa Romeo (and alfa romeo silver keyring most other European manufacturers) remains in Uitenhage - so that RHD European cars alfa romeo tools are actually South African in origin, or else have their alfa romeo v6 steering and dashboard assemblies produced there.
An exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Alfa Romeo cheap new alfa romeo Giulietta in Milan, 2004
|Alfa Romeo Cars by Era
||Alfa Romeo 1900
Alfa Romeo niki lauda edition alfa romeo AR 51 The 'Matta' off silver alfa romeo spider road 4WD.
Alfa Romeo Disco Volante
Alfa Romeo Giulietta - 1.3
Alfa Romeo 2000
|| Alfa vendo alfa romeo Romeo Giulia - Super 1600 - TI
Alfa Romeo 1979 alfa romeo alfetta TZ
Alfa Romeo GTA
Alfa Romeo Sprint GT (Veloce)
Alfa 1979 alfa romeo spider Romeo GT Junior
Alfa Romeo 2600
1979 alfa romeo veloce Alfa Romeo Spider
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
Alfa Romeo 1979 alfa romeo veloz 1750
|| Alfa Romeo Montreal (1970–1977)
Alfa Romeo Alfasud (1972–1983)
Alfa Romeo Alfetta (1972–1984)
Alfa 1980 alfa romeo spider veloce Romeo Sprint (1976–1989)
Alfa Romeo 1982 alfa romeo spider Alfa 6 (1979–1986)
|| Alfa Romeo GTV
Alfa Romeo GTV6
Alfa 2006 alfa romeo 147 twin spark reviews Romeo Arna (1983–1986)
Alfa Romeo 33 (1983–1994)
Alfa Romeo 90 (1984–1987)
Alfa Romeo 75 (1985–1992)
Alfa alfa romeo 145 cloverleaf Romeo 164 (1987–1999)
|| Alfa Romeo SZ
Alfa Romeo GTV & Spider (1995–2006)
Alfa alfa romeo 156 cam belt tensioner Romeo 145 (1995–2001)
Alfa Romeo 146 (1995–2001)
Alfa alfa romeo 156 front wheel bearing Romeo 155 (1992–1998)
Alfa Romeo 156 - GTA (1997–2005)
Alfa Romeo 166 (1999–present)
|| Alfa alfa romeo 159 australia Romeo GT (2004–present)
Alfa alfa romeo 164 s Romeo 147 - GTA (2001–present)
alfa romeo 1991 spider electrical wiring Alfa Romeo 159 (2005–present)
Alfa Romeo Brera & Spider (2006–present)
Alfa Romeo 169 (Expected-2007)
Alfa Romeo 149 (Expected-2007)
alfa romeo 8c spider concept Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione alfa romeo accessories site:au (Expected-2007)
Alfa Romeo Nuvola - 1996 design unveiled in Paris
- 1954–1994 Twin Cam — alfa romeo antenna windshield 1290, 1570, 1750, 1779, 1962
- 1992– TwinSpark — alfa romeo club australia 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.0
- 1971–1995 Flat-4 — 1186, 1286, 1350, 1490, 1712
- 1979– V6 — 2.5, alfa romeo clubs 3.0
- Official Alfa Romeo site
- The Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board
- Official Alfa Romeo Australia site
- Alfa Romeo alfa romeo gas cap replacement Club Serbia
- The Alfa Wiki 
- The Alfa Romeo Owners' Forum 
- Alfa Romeo Owners' Club alfa romeo gas tank cap of Singapore
- Alfa Romeo Owners' Club of Malaysia
- Alfa Romeo's and other Italian Cars alfa romeo gtv lpg tank (Wheels Of Italy)
- Alfa-Romeo-uk.com - alfa romeo panama Alfa Romeo UK
-  - Alfa Romeo Owner (ARO) Forum Germany
- Czech Alfa Romeo Club
- Many private photos of Alfa Romeo cars on Flickr
- ItaliaAuto.net ItaliaAuto Club Malaysia
- List of Italian companies
- List of Formula One constructors
- "Saving Fiat," The Economist, December 3, 2005, p. 64, vol. 377.
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