Alfa Romeo

May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on June 9, 2016

Alfa Romeo LogoBrief History About Alfa Romeo

Alfa stands for (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili). Alfa Romeo Automobiles is a car manufacturer from Italy and was founded in 1910, having been formed from the Società Anonima Italiana Darracq firm that was formed in 1906. The name Romeo was added to the name Alfa in 1920 after the company was run by Nicola Romeo who joined in 1915. Originally setup to build luxury cars, the company struggled to make a profit after the 1st world war, however Alfa had been involved in motor racing since 1911 and had much success and even had Enzo Ferrari as a racing driver in the early 1920’s.

With struggling sales of luxury cars Alfa Romeo also turned to building more mainstream cars and after the 2nd world war returned to motor racing with great success. The company’s financial struggles continued and Fiat took over in 1986/87 to help keep Alfa and its Italian workers going. Alfa’s charm, character and racing heritage has kept it going despite continuing financial and sales struggles, having a strong base of enthusiasts who support the make and it hasn’t hurt with Maserati joining the group in 2005.


33 Stradale
33 Stradale 1967-1969

Alfa Montreal
Montreal 1970-1977

Spider/Duetto Mk1
Spider/Duetto Mk1 1966-1969

Spider Mk2
Spider Mk2 1969-1983

Spider Mk3
Spider Mk3 1983-1990

Spider Mk4
Spider Mk4 1990-1993

GTV6 1981-1987

Alfa SZ
SZ & RZ 1989-1993

Alfa 75
75 1985-1992

Alfa 164
164 1988-1998

Alfa GTV
GTV 1996-2005

Alfa 156 GTA
156 GTA 2002-2006

147 GTA
147 GTA 2003-2005

Alfa GT
GT 2004-2006

Alfa Brera
Brera 2006-2010

Alfa 8C
8C Coupe 2007-2009 & 8C Spider 2008-2010

Alfa Guilietta
Giulietta 2010 on

Alfa 4C
4C 2013 on

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Giulia 2016 on