Explore the Exciting Alfa Romeo History

May 28th, 2018 by

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The Alfa Romeo history begins back in 1910 when Cavalier Ugo Stella got shares of an Italian plant of a French car maker. Stella renamed this plant, cementing the Italian manufacturer’s place in the history books. The new name? Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, which, when shortened, is A.L.F.A., or “Alfa.”

It’s widely agreed that Italian automotive plants started in the 1880s, and Alfa Romeo helped pave the way for a boom in Italian automotive manufacturing. Learn more about Alfa Romeo history below.

The 1950s and 60s: Alfa Romeo Hits the United States

Due to Alfa Romeo’s widespread success in Europe during the early half of the 20th century, Alfa Romeo was imported to the United States by Max Hoffman in the mid-1950s. By 1961, Alfa Romeo started importing vehicles to the United States.

70s Onward: Alfa Romeo’s Historic Innovations

In Europe in 1986, Alfa Romeo was sold to the FIAT group, and its Italian center moved near Milan, Italy. The center dealt with significant projects like the 145.  In 1987, Alfa Romeo’s Alfa 164 landed Across the pond in the United States and left a memorable impression on drivers from coast to coast.

Ever since, Alfa Romeo has been designing vehicles made for drivers from Puyallup to Lakewood, such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia, which was introduced in 2017, and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which was introduced in 2018.

Learn More About the Alfa Romeo History at Alfa Romeo of Tacoma

Become a part of Alfa Romeo history when you buy a new or pre-owned Alfa Romeo vehicle. Test drive the Giulia and Stelvio around Tacoma to experience the joy of driving a true luxury sedan or SUV. Any questions about Alfa Romeo, such as the story of its logo or where Alfa Romeo cars are made? Simply contact us online.

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