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1951 Alfa Romeo 2500 SS Supergioello

Vittorio Jano’s immortal twin-overhead camshaft six-cylinder 2.3-liter engine, introduced in 1934, was later developed by Bruno Treviso to become the 2500 of 1939, and this continued in production in Super Sport guise until 1951. The Supergioelle (Super Jewel) was not an Alfa Romeo model, but a style of bodywork developed […]

1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/S Daytona

In 1950 Alfa Romeo introduced the 1900, a modern sporting saloon with some unmistakable family traits. At about the same time as the management were firmly directing the company down this new road, they lost all sense of direction so far as competition cars were concerned. It wasn’t that Alfa […]

Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 “Rimoldi”

The Rimoldi Alfa, named after its owner of over 50 years, is one of the most coveted cars of the pre-war era. The 8C-2300 series is regarded by many as engineer Vittorio Jano’s production car masterpiece. By 1930, Jano recognized that the incredible racing superiority of his 6C-1750 supercharged cars […]

Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider

The 1966 Geneva Motor Show saw the debut of the Alfa Romeo Duetto, which replaced the existing 101 series Giulia Spyder. The Duetto’s Pininfarina designed body was inspired by a styling exercise on a 3.0-liter Disco Volante chassis seen at Geneva in 1959, and sported an attractive and individual line. […]

1930 Alfa Romeo Supercharged 6C 1750

Alfa Romeo’s racing career really began to take off seriously in 1924, at which time Giuseppe Meurosi (previously with Bianchi), who had been Chief Designer since 1910, was still at the helm. Alfa Romeo’s racing career really began to take off seriously in 1924, at which time Giuseppe Meurosi (previously […]

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

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. Mass produced models were needed and the first fruits in this direction were the 1900 Berlinetta and […]

1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Freccia d’Oro

{vsig}1995-2_1753{/vsig} Like most manufacturers after World War II, Alfa Romeo had to rebuild factories and produce a range of cars that would be economically viable to both manufacturer and public. Already a suitable new engine existed in the 2.5-liter six-cylinder of 1939, basically an enlarged version of the previous 2.3-liter […]

1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ (1995)

When the Giulietta SZ was first announced, it was described by Sports Car World as “Zagato’s Little Jewel” and, over 30 years later, there is n reason to dispute that assessment. With 100 bhp, a five-speed gearbox, a top speed of 120 mph and 0-50 mph in 81 seconds, there […]

1958 Alfa Romeo SV Zagato

The origins of the Alfa SV Zagato, and in turn all the other Zagato bodied Giuliettas up to the TZ-2, lie in an accident which occurred when Dore Leto di Priolo lost his Giulietta by a bridge during the Mille Miglia in 1956. The badly smashed car was retrieved from […]

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

The Stuff That Dreams Were Made of {analysis} by Pat Braden Writing about the Giulietta Spring in the Alfa Rome/Sports Car Market Letter is somewhat akin to retelling the Christmas story in a church newsletter. The essentials are well known to the congregation, as well as the supporting legends. The […]