3 CLASSIC ALFA ROMEO CARS
The Alfa Romeo S.p.A Automobiles was founded in 1910 in Italy and during its initial years it specialized in producing handmade luxury Italian cars. However, after the 2nd World War, the company resorted to mass-production in order to survive. Today, Alfa Romeo is renowned for its race cars, albeit with a few gems of mass production to its name. These 3 Alfa Romeo cars remain classics in Dubai and the world over.
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA
The Alfa Romeo Giulia was first unveiled in 1962 and was amongst the earliest European four-door sedans with a powerful engine and lightweight body. The first Giulia was the Type 105 which was succeeded by the more popular Spider version. The latter featured a 1.6L engine with a top speed of 106 mph. Production of Alfa Romeo Giulia cars ended in 1992. In 2015, Alfa Romeo revived the Giulia range by producing a compact executive car, the Type 952.
ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was a car that was produced from 1954 and offered in a variety of body styles. The Type 750 and 101 Giulietta was the first in this range and it was available as a four-door sedan, coupe, estate and spider. The Type 750 Giulietta was replaced by the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Later on, Alfa Romeo revived new Giuliettas between 1977 and 1985. These were the Type 116 four-door sedans and saloon cars that were rear-wheel drive. Production of the third generation Alfa Romeo Giulietta (Type 940) began in 2010. This new generation comes in the form of a front-wheel drive family hatchback.
ALFA ROMEO 156
The Alfa Romeo 156 is a compact executive vehicle that was produced between 1996 and 2007. Launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1997, the 156 replaced the Alfa Romeo 155 and was well received in the European market. The 156 saloon car was produced until 2005 when it was discontinued. The Q4 Crosswagon was however produced up until 2007. During their era, around 680,000 Alfa Romeo 156 cars were produced. The 156 was later replaced by the Alfa Romeo 159 which was in turn replaced by the Brera. All these models later gave way to the Alfa Romeo Spider which exists to date.