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The Romeo story is one of both and mediocrity. Though well to Americans decades ago for its sporty and cars, declining sales led the company to stop importing to the United States. Now, Alfa Romeo is set to return for 2014.

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The Alfa story is one of both greatness and Though well known to decades ago for its sporty and stylish declining sales eventually led the to stop importing cars to the States. Now, however, Romeo is set to return stateside for

Alfa Romeo‘s actually started with French lineage, having been founded by French Alexandre Darracq who used investors for capital and based the in Milan, Italy. Initially as Societa Anonima Italiana the company struggled through its few years. By 1910 a new company under the new name ALFA, stood for Anonima Lombarda Automobili . These early quickly earned a reputation for engineering and design, key attributes by many motor racing

Neapolitan Nicola Romeo over the company in 1915 and his was subsequently added to the carmaker’s Throughout the 1920s, ’30s and Alfa Romeo produced a of desirable racing, sports and touring automobiles. Enzo was a racecar driver for Alfa the ’20s before switching to Alfa’s race team. He the company in 1937 and ultimately his own sports car company in the mid-’40s.

As far as the company nearly went and was taken over by the government in the 1930s.

Highlights of that era include the P3, the 8C and the various 6C models throughout years. Apart from a interruption in the mid-’40s due to World War II, pace continued through the and ’60s, with highlights these decades being the Giulia and Spider Duetto.

The a two-seat roadster that into the ’90s with changes, gained fame in the via The Graduate movie that in 1967 and starred a young Hoffman who drove the sleek car. Some two decades a less expensive, de-contented of the Spider called the Graduate was alongside the Spider.

The 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, were not nearly as glorious in the Although Alfa Romeo was turning out stylish sports and touring cars such as the spirited GTV (and later sport coupe and luxurious 164 questionable quality control and reliability doomed sales for the here. Fiat took the company in 1986 but that help much.

Consequently, Alfa Romeo from the U.S. market in though the company was certainly alive and mostly well in

Things have improved since then, and a fortified Romeo briefly reappeared in the in 2008. That year, 84 of its limited-production (just 500 total), V8-powered 8C sports car were available. As quickly as it had returned, it again.

However, Alfa is set to to the states for 2014, this with more than 84 to sell to U.S. fans. more tangible comeback happen in grand fashion, as it herald the arrival of the new 2014 Romeo 4C. a small, midengine car. Incredibly light weight (about 2,000 combined with a feisty, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a chassis all but guarantee thrilling

Production of the $70,000-plus road will initially be limited to 1,200 for the U.S. market.

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