The 2016 Esperienza Alfa Romeo was held on the 25th of September at Classic Park, Boxtel, the Netherlands. The lot was filled with classic, recent and brand new Alfa Romeos. Get ready for a good number of red cars…
1973 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior.
Alfa Romeo Sprint 1.7 Quadrifoglio Verde. This model (the 1.7 QV) was built from 1987 to 1989.
1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint.
2005 Alfa Romeo GT 1.8 Twin Spark.
1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Super. The Giulia was introduced in 1962, note that it’s a very aerodynamic car with a Cd-value of only 0.34. That’s equal to the Cd-value of the Aeroback Ford Sierra, introduced 20 years after the Giulia.
1988 Alfa Romeo 75 Quadrifoglio Oro with a 156 hp 2.5 liter V6 injection engine.
1984 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0.
1976 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV.
1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.
1983 Alfa Romeo Sprint 1.5 Quadrifoglio Verde.
1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV.
1968 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior.
2006 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 Twin Spark, a C-segment hatchback. Just like the VW Golf and Ford Focus.
And this one really stood out, a 1953 Alfa Romeo Matta (meaning mad, its official model name is 1900 M). This is the AR51, the military version for the Italian Army. The off-roader is powered by a 1.9 liter DOHC 8v hemi engine with dry sump lubrication, a cast iron block and an aluminium cylinder head. All this in a military vehicle, 65 years ago.
1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint.
1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce.
2003 Alfa Romeo 166 2.5 V6. The 166 was built from 1998 to 2007, it was Alfa Romeo’s last executive (E-segment) car.
2004 Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 Twin Spark.
The FWD Alfa Romeo 155 was built between 1992 and 1998. The 155 was highly successful in touring car racing, as it won the Italian, German, Spanish and British Touring Car Championship between 1992 and 1994. Its successors, the 156 and 159, were also FWD. Alfa Romeo’s current D-segment model, the Giulia, is RWD.
1989 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0 Twin Spark.
A red 1992 Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 Quadrifoglio Verde on the left and a red 1990 Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 Quadrifoglio Verde on the right.
The red 1990 Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 Quadrifoglio Verde.
1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce.
1992 Alfa Romeo Spider. The 4th (and last) 1990-1993 generation of the Spider 105/115-series.
The engine compartment of a 4th gen Spider.
A brutal 1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV.
1998 Alfa Romeo 156 1.8 Twin Spark. The successful 156 was introduced in 1997, it’s worth mentioning that it was the first car with a common rail diesel engine.
The 2.5 liter V6 24v engine in a 2001 Alfa Romeo 156.
And the 2.5 liter V6 24v engine in a 2000 Alfa Romeo 156. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah !
2003 Alfa Romeo 156 GTA. The top dog of the 156-series with a 250 hp 3.2 liter V6.
2001 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 2.0 Twin Spark.
In 2005 the 159 replaced the 156, here’s a 2011 Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon with the ti-package and a 200 hp 1,742 cc turbocharged gasoline engine. With that new 1750 TBi engine the 159 finally got an Alfa Romeo-worthy 4-cylinder gasoline engine. And there’s Alfa Romeo’s number 1750 again !
The Alfa Romeo 159- and 156-series, neatly lined up.
2006 Alfa Romeo Brera 2.2 JTS. The Brera was the 159-series coupe.
And there was also a 2-door roadster, the Spider. Pictured a 2009 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.2 JTS.
A true survivor, this 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Super.
1983 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0.
1992 Alfa Romeo 164 S 3.0 V6.
1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Freccia d’Oro. It is said (not claimed) that this one was featured in the original Godfather movie. Fortunately, the 6C which was blown up in the movie was a replica.
All in all, it was an awesome esperienza to see a parking lot like this.