You sense the elements of Italian style long before you see the first machine in the museum. Even the entrance to the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo (“Alfa Romeo Historical Museum”) is elegant.
Inside the distinctive display area, the cars are arranged chronologically from oldest to newest since the beginning of the company in 1910.
This red, 15 horsepower 1911 A.L.F.A. Corsa was manufactured one year after the founding of Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (Anonymous Lombard Automobile Factory). 100 of these cars were made between 1911 and 1914.
After Nicola Romero joined A.L.F.A. in 1915, it became the marque we know today. This stunning straight-six, 3,000 cc Alfa Romeo RL Super Sport represents a line of cars built between 1922 and ’27. At a weight of 1,600 kilos (3,500 pounds), the car hit a top speed of 130 kmph/80 mph.
The integration of the spare tire into the bodywork of this 1932 8C 2300 Corto Mille Miglia is truly stunning. And the car was fast. 135 mph fast. 8C 2300 Alfa cars won the Mille Miglia in 1932 and ’33, with four consecutive Le Mans 24-Hour wins from 1931 to ’34.
By: Bob Cullinan
Title: Alfa Romeo Historical Museum: The Stylish Center of Alfa Romeo History
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/alfa-romeo-historical-museum/
Published Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 15:27:09 +0000
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