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Established as A.L.F.A. ("Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili" aka (Anonymous Lombard Automobile Factory), June 24, 1910, in Milan — and active in auto racing since 1911.

The organization was owned by Italian state holding organization Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale from 1932 and 1986, when it became a member of the Fiat group. In February 2007, the Alfa Romeo label became Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., a part of Fiat Group Automobiles, now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy. The organization that became Alfa Romeo was established in 1906 as Società Anonima Italiana Darracq (SAID) by the French auto firm of Alexandre Darracq, with local Italian investors. In late 1909, the Italian Darracq autos were selling very slowly and the Italian partners of the organization contracted Giuseppe Merosi to design new autos. On June 24, 1910, a new organization was established named A.L.F.A., still in association with Darracq. The initial non-Darracq auto delivered by the organization was the 1910 24 HP, a Merosi design. The first non-Darracq car produced by the company was the 1910 24 HP, designed by Merosi.

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A.L.F.A. ventured into auto racing, with drivers Franchini and Ronzoni contending in the 1911 Targa Florio with a pair of 24-hp models. In August 1915, the organization went under the leadership of Neapolitan business person Nicola Romeo, who changed over the production line to deliver military equipment for the Italian and Allied war endeavors. In 1920, the name of the organization was changed to Alfa Romeo with the first car to be badged was the the Torpedo 20-30 HP. In 1921, the Banca Italiana di Sconto, which sponsored the Ing. Nicola Romeo and Co, became bankrupt and the government was expected to support the industrial organizations involved, among which was Alfa Romeo, organized through the "Consorzio per Sovvenzioni sui Valori Industrial".

In 1925, the railroad activities were isolated from the Romeo organization, and in 1928, Nicola Romeo left. During 1933, the state ownership was reorganized under the the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI) banner by the Benito Mussolini government administration, which then had effective control. The organization attempted to return to profitability soon after the Second World War, and switched to mass-producing little vehicles as opposed to hand-building luxury models.

In 1954, the company developed the Alfa Romeo Twin Cam motor, engine stayed in production until 1994. Amid the 1960s and 1970s, Alfa Romeo created several sports cars, however the Italian government parent organization, Finmeccanica, struggled to become profitable, so in 1986 it sold the brand to the Fiat Group. Alfa Romeo has successfully competed in Grand Prix racing, Formula One, sportscar racing, touring auto racing, and rallies. It has competed as both a manufacturer and a supplier of engines, by means of works entries (normally using the name Alfa Corse or Autodelta), along with private entries.

Their race car was created in 1913, three years after the establishment of the organization, and Alfa Romeo won the inaugural world championship title for Grand Prix cars in 1925. The organization gained a good reputation in motorsport, which provided a sporty image to the entire brand. In 1929, Enzo Ferrari established the Scuderia Ferrari racing team as an Alfa Romeo racing team, before turning independent in 1939. The company holds the world's title of the most wins of any brand in the world.

Alfa Romeo 12 HP/15HP/24HP/ (1910–1922)

1910 Alfa Romeo
1910 Alfa Romeo
The ALFA 24 HP is 4.1-litre four-cylinder passenger car, the first model produced by ALFA (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili), which in 1919 would become Alfa Romeo. It was introduced in 1910, the year ALFA was founded, and produced until 1914 in ALFA's Portello factory near Milan. The model's name comes from its tax horsepower rating, then frequently used as vehicle designation.

Alfa Romeo 40-60 HP (1913-1922)

A.L.F.A. 40/60 HP Aerodinamica
A.L.F.A. 40/60 HP Aerodinamica
The ALFA 40/60 HP is a road car and race car made by ALFA (later to become Alfa Romeo). This model was made between 1913 and 1922 and was designed by Giuseppe Merosi, as were all other Alfas at that time. The 40/60 HP has a 6082 cc straight-4 engine with overhead valves, which produced 70 bhp and its top speed was 78 mph. The race model 40-60 HP Corsa had 73 bhp (54 kW) and a top speed of 137 km/h (85 mph), and it also won its own category in the Parma-Berceto race.

Alfa Romeo 20–30 HP (1921-1922)

1921 Alfa Romeo Torpedo 20-30 HP
1921 Alfa Romeo Torpedo 20-30 HP
The ALFA 20/30 HP was almost identical to the 24 HP of 1910 and could be called HP 24 Series E. The engine was same as used in 24 HP but now the camshaft with side chain, to reduce noise. The maximum power was increased to 49 bhp at 2400 rpm and the top speed was 71 mph. The vehicle was available in two body variants: berlina and torpedo.

Alfa Romeo G1 (1920–1921)

1921 Alfa Romeo G1 Spider Corsa
1921 Alfa Romeo G1 Spider Corsa
The Alfa Romeo G1 was the first all-new design from Alfa Romeo after the end of the A.L.F.A. brand. Giuseppe Merosi, while engaged in a legal dispute with Nicola Romeo regarding the brand takeover conditions, designed the update for the prewar 24HP into the revised 20/30ES and the new luxury G1. The chassis was lengthened and stiffened from the 1914 40-60 HP model, entering into market territory competition with Rolls-Royce. A new 6.3 L (384 cu in) straight-6 engine was introduced, producing 70 bhp and 216 lb⋅ft of torque

Alfa Romeo RL (1922–1927)

1920 Alfa Romeo RL Sport
1920 Alfa Romeo RL Sport
The Alfa Romeo RL was produced between 1922-1927. It was Alfa's first sport model after World War I. The car was designed in 1921 by Giuseppe Merosi. It had a straight-6 engine with overhead valves. Three different versions were made: Normale, Turismo and Sport. RL total production was 2640. The RLTF (Targa Florio) was the race version of RL - it weighed half of normal versions, the engine had seven main bearings instead of four and double carburetors. In 1923 Alfa's race team had drivers like Ugo Sivocci, Antonio Ascari, Giulio Masetti and Enzo Ferrari. Sivocci's car had green cloverleaf symbol on white background and when he won Targa Florio 1923, that symbol was to become the Alfa team's good luck token.

Alfa Romeo RM (1923–1925)

1923 Alfa Romeo RM Sport
1923 Alfa Romeo RM Sport
Alfa Romeo RM was produced between 1923–1925, it was based on RL model. Car was introduced first time in 1923 Paris Motor Show and total production was around 500 cars. RM had 2.0 L straight-4 engine, which produced between 40 bhp to 48 bhp. As most of Alfa Romeo cars this was also used in racing purpose. Three versions was made: Normal, Sport and Unificato. Sport had raised compression ratio and Unificato had longer wheelbase and slightly bigger engine. RM top speed was around 56 mph.

Large Alfa Romeo Cars

Alfa Romeo 2000 (1958-1962)

1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Vignale
1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Vignale
1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Vignale
1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Vignale
The Alfa Romeo 2000 (officially known as Tipo 102, Italian for Type 102) is a luxury car produced by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo between 1958 and 1962, as a successor to the 1900 Super. It was replaced in 1962 by the Alfa Romeo 2600.

Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 (1927-1929)

1927 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport
1927 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport
In the mid-1920s, Alfa's RL was considered too large and heavy, so a new development began. The 2-liter formula that had led to Alfa Romeo winning the Automobile World Championship in 1925, changed to 1.5-liter for the 1926 season. The 6C 1500 was introduced in 1925 at the Milan Motor Show, production started 1927, with the P2 Grand Prix car as a starting point. Engine capacity was now 1487 cc, against the P2's 1987 cc, while supercharging was dropped. First versions were bodied by Young and Touring.

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 (1929–1933)

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider
1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider
1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Figoni Coupe
1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Figoni Coupe
The more powerful 6C 1750 (1752 cc actual) was introduced in 1929 in Rome. The car featured a top speed of 95 mph, a chassis designed to flex and undulate over wavy surfaces, as well as sensitive geared-up steering. It was produced in six series between 1929 and 1933. The base model had a single overhead cam. Super Sport and Gran Sport versions had a double overhead cam engine (DOHC).

Alfa Romeo 6C 1900 (1933)

1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1900
1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1900
The Alfa Romeo 6C 1900 was the last derivative of the original 6C 1500, produced in 197 examples during 1933, as a transitional model before the new 6C 2300 was introduced the following year. Only made in Gran Turismo guise with a 115.0 in wheelbase, the 6C 1900 replaced the corresponding 6C 1750 model. Besides the larger displacement, other notable mechanical changes were aluminum cylinder heads, an improved frame and a new transmission.

Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 1934–1937)

1934 Alfa Romeo 6c 2300 Cabrolet
1934 Alfa Romeo 6c 2300 Cabrolet
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pescara Pinin Farina Berlinetta
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pescara Pinin Farina Berlinetta
The 6C 2300 (2309 cc) was designed by Vittorio Jano as a lower-cost alternative to the 8C. In 1934 Alfa Romeo had become a state-owned enterprise. This year, a new 6C model with a newly designed, larger engine was presented. Chassis technology, however, had been taken from the predecessor. One year later, a revised model, called the 6C 2300 B was presented. In this version the engine was placed in a completely newly designed chassis, with independent front suspension and rear swing axle, as well as hydraulic brakes. The 6C-2300 was produced in 760 copies with rigid axles and 870 copies of the B-model.

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 (1939–1952)

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet by Touring
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet by Touring
1940 Alfa Romeo 6c Cabrolet Pinin Farina
1940 Alfa Romeo 6c Cabrolet Pinin Farina
1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 'Villa d'Este'
1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 'Villa d'Este'
1950 Alfa Romeo Ghia 6C 2500 SS Supergioiello
1950 Alfa Romeo Ghia 6C 2500 SS Supergioiello
Introduced in 1938, the 2500 (2443 cc) was the last 6C road car. World War II was coming and car development was stopped, but a few hundred 6C 2500s were built from 1940 to 1945. Postwar, the first new Alfa model was the 1946 6C 2500 Freccia d'Oro (Golden Arrow), of which 680 were built through 1951, with bodies by Alfa. The 2500 had an enlarged engine compared to the predecessor model; this Vittorio Jano designed double overhead cam engine was available with either one or three Weber carburetors.

Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 (1948–1954)

1953 Alfa Romeo 3000 CM
1953 Alfa Romeo 3000 CM
The Alfa Romeo 6C name was used on road, race, and sports cars produced between 1927 and 1954 by Alfa Romeo; the "6C" name refers to six cylinders of the car's straight-six engine. Bodies for these cars were made by coachbuilders such as James Young, Zagato, Touring, Castagna, and Pininfarina. Starting from 1933 there was also a 6C version with a factory Alfa body, built in Portello.

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 (1931–1934)

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider
1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider
1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Brianza Le Mans Spider
1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Brianza Le Mans Spider
The Alfa Romeo 8C was originally a range of Alfa Romeo road, race and sports cars of the 1930s The first model was the 1931 '8C 2300', a reference to the car's 2.3 L (2336 cc) engine, initially designed as a racing car, but actually produced in 188 units also for road use. While the racing version of the 8C 2300 Spider, driven by Tazio Nuvolari won the 1931 and 1932 Targa Florio race in Sicily, the 1931 Italian Grand Prix victory at Monza gave the "Monza" name to the twin seater GP car, a shortened version of the Spider. The Alfa Romeo factory often added the name of events won to the name of a car.

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 (1935–1939

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Touring Berlinetta
1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Touring Berlinetta
1939 Alfa Romeo 2900B Touring Berlinetta
1939 Alfa Romeo 2900B Touring Berlinetta
The 8C 2900 was designed to compete in sports car races in general and the Mille Miglia in particular. It used the 2.9 L version of the 8C engine and was based on the 8C 35 Grand Prix racing chassis. As such, it had an inline 8-cylinder 2.9-litre engine using two Roots type superchargers fed by two updraft Weber carbureters and fully independent suspension with Dubonnet-type trailing arm suspension with coil springs and hydraulic dampers at front and swing axles with a transverse leaf spring at the rear

Alfa Romeo 1900 (1950–1958)

1950 Alfa Romeo 1900
1950 Alfa Romeo 1900
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Ghia
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Ghia
1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Ghia
1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Ghia
The Alfa Romeo 1900 was produced by Alfa Romeo from 1950 to 1959. Designed by Orazio Satta, it was an important development for Alfa Romeo as the marque's first car built entirely on a production line and first production car without a separate chassis. It was also the first Alfa Romeo offered with left-hand drive. The car was introduced at the 1950 Paris Motor Show. The 1900 was offered in two-door or four-door models, with a new 1,884 cc 3.3 in bore, and 3.5 in stroke, 90 bhp, 4-cylinder twin cam engine. It was spacious and simple, yet quick and sporty.

Small Alfa Romeo Cars

Alfa Romeo Giulietta (1954-1965)

1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Bertone
1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Bertone
1959 Alfa Giulietta Sprint Veloce
1959 Alfa Giulietta Sprint Veloce
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
The first Giulietta (Type 750 and 101) was a rear-wheel drive car made from 1954 to 1965, in 4-door saloon/sedan, coupé, spider and estate forms. It was replaced by the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta (Tipo 750 and Tipo 101, meaning "Type 750" and "Type 101") was a family of automobiles made by Alfa Romeo from 1954 to 1965 which included a 2+2 coupé, four-door saloon, estate, spider, Sprint, and Sprint Speciale. The 2+2 was Alfa Romeo's first successful foray into the 1.3-litre class. From 1954 to 1965 a total of 177,690 Giuliettas were made, the great majority in saloon (Berlina), Sprint coupé, or Spider body styles, but also as Sprint Speciale and Sprint Zagato coupés, and the rare Promiscua estate.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta (1977-1985)

1977 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1977 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1980 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1980 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1983 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1983 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1985 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1985 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
The second Giulietta (Type 116), a rear-wheel drive 4-door saloon/sedan related to the Alfa Romeo Alfetta and made from 1977 to 1985.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010-present)

2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2012 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2012 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2013 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2013 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2020 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
2020 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
The third generation Giulietta (Type 940) is a front-wheel drive family hatchback produced since 2010 by Alfa Romeo. Giulietta production started towards the end of 2009 and the model was introduced at the March 2010 Geneva Motor Show. In a viability plan forwarded to the US Government in February 2009, Chrysler (a partner of Alfa Romeo parent company Fiat) reported that the 147 replacement would come to market as the Milano and that it could be built in the USA

Alfa Romeo 2000 (1958–1962)

1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Coupé Vignale
1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Coupé Vignale
1962 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider
1962 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider
The Alfa Romeo 2000 (officially known as Tipo 102, Italian for Type 102) is a luxury car produced by Alfa Romeo between 1958 and 1962, as a successor to the 1900 Super. It was replaced in 1962 by the Alfa Romeo 2600.

Alfa Romeo Dauphine (1956–1967) small

1956 Alfa Romeo Dauphine
1956 Alfa Romeo Dauphine
1967 Alfa Romeo Dauphine
1967 Alfa Romeo Dauphine
The Dauphine is a rear-engined economy car manufactured by Renault in a single body style – a three-box, 4-door saloon – as the successor to the Renault 4CV; more than two million were manufactured during its 1956-1967 production. Along with such cars as the Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen Beetle, Morris Minor, Mini and Fiat 500, the Dauphine pioneered the modern European economy car. 

Alfa Romeo 147 (2000-2010) small

2000 Alfa Romeo 147
2000 Alfa Romeo 147
2010 Alfa Romeo 147
2010 Alfa Romeo 147
The Alfa Romeo 147 (Type 937) is a small family car produced by Alfa Romeo from 2000 to 2010.[3] The 147 was voted European Car of the Year in 2001. The 147 was launched at the Turin Motor Show in June 2000 as a replacement for the Alfa Romeo 145 and 146 hatchbacks, and is based on the running gear of the larger 156 saloon.

Alfa Romeo Giulia 952 (2016-present) Compact

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia
The Alfa Romeo Giulia (Type 952) is a compact executive car produced by Alfa Romeo. It was unveiled in June 2015, with market launch scheduled for February 2016, and it is the first saloon offered by Alfa Romeo after the production of the 159 ended in 2011

Alfa Romeo Sports Cars

Alfa Romeo Type 916 GTV and Spider (1994-2006)

1970 Alfa Romeo GTV
1970 Alfa Romeo GTV
1998 Alfa Romeo 916 GTV Spider
1998 Alfa Romeo 916 GTV Spider
2002 Alfa Romeo GTV Spider
2002 Alfa Romeo GTV Spider
The Alfa Romeo GTV (Type 916) and Alfa Romeo Spider were two sports cars produced by Alfa Romeo from 1993 to 2004. The GTV is a 2+2 coupé, and the Spider is a two-seater roadster version of the GTV. Around 39,000 Spiders and 41,700 GTVs were built. The GTV's name (Gran Turismo Veloce—English: Fast Grand Touring) placed it as the successor to the long-discontinued Alfetta GTV coupé, whereas the Spider was effectively the replacement for the then 30-year-old 105-series Giulia Spider. The GTV was available until the launch of the Brera in 2005, while the Spider lasted another year until the launch of its Brera-based successor in 2006.

Alfa Romeo 4C (2013-present) Sports

2013 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2013 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
The Alfa Romeo 4C (Type 960) is a mid-engined, lightweight, rear-wheel drive sports car. Available in coupé and spider body style, it uses a carbon fiber tub, front and rear crash box, and hybrid rear subframe mainly out of aluminum to keep weight at ,973 lb and 2,315 lb in the United States. The 4C is Alfa Romeo's first mass-produced vehicle of the 21st century to re-enter the North American automotive market.

Alfa Romeo SUVs

Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV (2016-present)

2016 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2016 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI
The Stelvio was unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Stelvio is Alfa Romeo's first production SUV that competes in the same category as the Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, Audi Q5 and BMW X3.

Alfa Romeo Concept Vehicles

Alfa Romeo Concept

1990 Alfa Romeo sz (Sprint Zagato)
1990 Alfa Romeo sz (Sprint Zagato)
2017 Alfa Romeo  6c Concept
2017 Alfa Romeo 6c Concept
Pininfarine made two concept cars based on 2600, 2600 Cabriolet Speciale two-seat spider presented at the Turin Motorshow 1962 and 2600 Coupe Speciale, two-seat coupe presented at the Brussels Motorshow 1963. Initially planned as a mass production models, but production never started.

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