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Alfa Romeo is one of the oldest and most prestigious names in motoring with a history dating back to 1910. Their original models were expensive sports cars but during the 1960s they moved into the mass market. Alfa Romeo are well known for their convertible models – usually 2 seat sports cars called Spiders. An Alfa Spider featured heavily in the hit 1967 film ‘The Graduate’ which helped give the company global appeal.
They were taken over in 1986 by the Fiat Group and the designs had to fit underneath the Ferrari and Maserati brands within the group. Like other Italian manufacturers Alfa Romeo suffered for many years with a reputation for being unreliable however quality has been much improved in recent years. They have even managed to break free of the restrictions of the Fiat Group and produced some rear wheel drive sports cars.
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Alfa Romeo Convertible News
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Previewed at Geneva
We’ve been waiting for a proper convertible sports car with the Italian brand’s extensive heritage for a long time and the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider does not disappoint. While the 4C Spider is a throughly modern sports car it takes its influence from the brands iconic performance cars of the past.
Next Alfa Romeo Spider will be Mazda MX-5 based
Mazda have Fiat Group (the owners of the Alfa Romeo brand) have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding that the platform of the next generation Mazda MX-5 Miata will be used for the development and manufacture of roadsters by both Mazda and Alfa Romeo brands. Mazda and Fiat have also agreed to discuss further opportunities for co-operation in Europe.
Prices stay cool on used convertibles
Used convertible car prices have been slow to pick up this summer according to a major British car auction.