Alfa Romeo started in 1910, found in Italy. The company for originally called just ‘ALFA’ but later changed to what we know them as.
The big decision that kicked the company into its driving gears was Cavailer Ugo Stella’s decision to take over a French car factory on the outskirts of Milan. 12 months later some of there cars were being used in some endurance races, notably Targo Florio endurance race.
In 1915, Nicola Romeo, an engineer and entrepreneur took over the company and changed the company adjective to produce military hardware to help with the first world war.
In 1920, the name of company was changed to what we know it as “Alfa Romeo”, this is as Nicola Romeo added her surname.
Sadly in 1930, Nicola Romeo left the company and the government took over.
During this period, Alfa Romeo reputation was Improved and they showed there true quality of British motoring cars. For example the 8C 2300, Which at the time was thought to be the finest touring car in the world.
After Second World War, The company carried on making many cars with coupe and convertible versions coming out. They were Italy’s choose of cars manufactures.
Later in 1986, Alfa Romeo was sold to the Fiat Group.
In recent years the company has kept making cars that impress the world.