Alfa Romeo

1995 Alfa Romeo RZ

In 1990 Alfa Romeo unveiled the SZ, a name evoking memories of their most successful production racer, the Sprint Zagato from the early ’60s. Powered by Alfa’s silky smooth and classic 3.0-liter V6 engine which transmitted its power to the rear wheels via a 5-speed transaxle, the car could hit […]

1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Coupe

As was appropriate to a marque with a long and illustrious racing history, Alfa Romeo consistently provided its road-going automobiles with engines closer than most to racing specification. Alfa Romeo’s seminal engine was Vittorio Jano’s historic 2,300 cc supercharged twin overhead-camshaft eight-cylinder of 1930, which powered their famous monoposto P3 […]

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale “Low Nose”

The Alfa Romeo B.A.T. cars (Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica) were futuristic styling exercises undertaken by Alfa Romeo and Bertone in the early 1950s to measure the effects of streamlining on a car’s performance. Franco Scaglitone, Bertone’s chief designer, produced another study based on the B.A.T. cars, but this time using the […]

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

The car pictured here was prepared by the well-known Roman specialist Franco Angellini for participation in European GTS Historic Racing. Modifications from original specification include stiffening of the chassis and mounts, the fitting of a Colotti limited-slip differential, a close-ratio gearbox, improved braking system, steel exhaust, oil cooler and, importantly, […]

1995 Alfa Romeo Appennine Three Nine

Probably the greatest sports car of the pre-war years was Alfa Romeo’s 8C 2900B, a supercharged straight-eight grand prix racing car with two-seater sports body, versions of which were designed by several of Italy’s finest coachbuilders. While some of these designs were winning the prestigious Concours d’Elegance at the celebrated […]

1931 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750

The 6C series had been founded as early as 1924 when Alfa Romeo engineer Vittorio Jano, perhaps the greatest automotive engineer of his era, was detailed “to develop a medium capacity light car with brilliant performance.” The great engineer chose the balance and pick-up characteristics of an in-line six cylinder […]

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

{vsig}1997-4_1655{/vsig} The economic depression that followed World War II decreed that Alfa Romeo could no longer afford to produce purely the bespoke motorcars that had made the marque famous on both road and track. One of the first results of this change of direction was the Bertone-designed Giulietta of 1954, […]

1974-1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT-12

{vsig}1997-2_1659{/vsig} The Tipo 33/2 Project was a combined effort by Alfa Romeo and Carlo Chitti’s Milanese company Autodelta. In the preceding years Autodelta had been fielding teams of specially prepared Alfa Romeos to good effect; perhaps the best-known exploits were with the TZ models. The experience and expertise of Chitti […]

1974-1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT-12 (1997)

The Tipo 33/2 Project was a combined effort by Alfa Romeo and Carlo Chitti’s Milanese company Autodelta. In the preceding years Autodelta had been fielding teams of specially prepared Alfa Romeos to good effect; perhaps the best-known exploits were with the TZ models. The experience and expertise of Chitti was […]

1991 Alfa Romeo SZ

When it was launched at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show the striking Alfa Romeo SZ caused quite a stir. Its angular and aggressive looks were at the same time unconventional and appealing; although they led to the Italian press labeling the SZ as il Mostro, or the Monster, they left […]