It’s Alfa Time! Andrew Noakes tests five market-beating examples of the Milanese marque: Giulia Spider, 2600 Spider, 2000GTV, Spider S4 and 156GTA. PLUS former head of Alfa Romeo Centro Stile, Frank Stephenson, talks Italianità From £5000 to over £70,000, we drive the five Alfa best buys of 2019. Words Andrew Noakes. Photography Jonathan Jacob.
IT’S ALFA TIME!
Scarlet fever – the five smartest Alfa Romeos to buy in today’s market - Alfa Romeos front to rear: 2000 GTV, 2600 Spider, 101-series Giulia Spider, Spider S4, 156GTA
‘The twin-cam responds briskly to the throttle, emitting an urgent bark from just a few inches above my toes’
ALFAS TO BUY NOW Our smartest tips from 5k to 70k
PLUS Ex-Alfa designer Frank Stephenson reveals the secret of their unique style
Few marques engender such passion as Alfa Romeo, and fewer still deliver driving pleasure at what can be such an affordable price. Today’s mission is to see how much Milanese magic you can get for your money in 2019, across a range of eras and budgets. But we’re not simply looking at these cars through Rosso Corsa-tinted spectacles – their five owners are on hand to tell us the realities of Alfa ownership – exploding myths as they go – and we’ve pulled together essential tips from marque experts on buying each car. Which one offers the optimum ratio of passion per pound? I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of each one to find out.