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Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato

We need to begin by understanding what kind of “Junior” this is. The Junior Zagato is not a little-brother Zagato; Junior refers to the engine size. When Alfa released the Giulia 1600 cc engine in 1963, as a replacement for the Giulietta 1300 cc, Alfisti landed in the next-higher “circulation” […]

Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

{vsig}1994-4_1771{/vsig} Try this at your next Alfa club meeting. Take a poll. Ask how many of the members own or have owned GTVs in either 1600, 1750, or 2000 flavors. Ask those that sold them if they wished they had them back. Ask those who have them how they feel […]

1966-1968 Alfa Romeo Quattroruote Zagato

Imagine a modern car company tooling up to produce anew model, then stopping after a mere 92 examples were produced. That’s exactly what happened with the Alfa Romeo Quattroruote (or `4R’) Spider. Inspired by an article in the Milan motoring magazine, “Quattroruote”, Alfa Romeo commissioned the coach-builder Zagato to clothe […]

Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce

In 1963, Alfa Romeo decided that the 1,300 cc Giulietta series was due for a facelift and the 1,600 cc Giulia model was introduced. The most apparent identifying feature of the Giulia is the chromed, horizontal faux hood-scoop trim, replacing the petite vertical chrome strip of the earlier Giulietta. Alfa […]

Alfa Romeo Cast-Iron 2000 Spider

Imagine yourself as a fly on the wall at the headquarters of Alfa Romeo circa 1956. The conversation concerns the fate of the 1900 driveline, now that the Touring-bodied three-window (Fifth series) coupes and serial-production sedans were reaching the end of their sales viability. Buoyed by the success of the […]