Published on June 13th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Alfa Romeo, Inspirational Brand Without A Product Lineup
Alfa has made some gorgeous and technically interesting production cars in the last 50 years, but they never sold in high volume. Rarity, you see, has a lot to do with the high prices being paid for original and professionally restored classic Alfas.
Alfa’s lineup back in the late ’50s through the ’90s consisted of a two-seat convertible sports car, called the Duetto, then Spider, or some variation thereof, and usually a sporty sedan or coupe or sometimes both.
The GTV6, a handsome, V-6-powered sports coupe that debuted in 1971, came out about the same time as the wildly popular Datsun 240Z. The GTV6 was a missed opportunity.Producing Alfas in enough volume likely won’t be an issue this time around.
According to Fiat Chrysler’s five-year plan, Alfa plans to show a midsize sports sedan, expected to carry the Giulia name, on June 24. It joins the 4C sports car. Alfa’s product plans through 2018 show the lineup growing to include six additional vehicles, including two SUVs.