Alfa Romeo Giulietta
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Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

The Italian car maker, Alfa Romeo, began making the Giulietta in 1954 and continued production through 1965. The Guilietta underwent a number of changes throughout its lifespan and brought to market a handful of models to suit many preferences. The first Giulietta to be released was a coupe known as the Giulietta Sprint, which was introduced in late 1954. This release was trailed by the release of a sedan in spring 1955. Very quickly thereafter, in mid 1955, the open two-seat Giulietta Spider, presenting a convertible bodywork by Pininfarina was released as well. With a 1290 cc engine, a light alloy cylinder block and twin overhead camshafts, the Giulietta was sure to please drivers. Through the years the power output of the original Giulietta (of 65 PS) was increased to 100 PS, which could be found in following models such as the Giulietta Sprint Speciale and the Giulietta Sprint SZ (Sprint Zagato). The Giulietta marked a historic point in Alfa Romero's history in that they were the first truly mass-produced vehicles that the company manufactured. After the end of World War II, Alfa Romeo manufactured limited numbers of 6C and 8C vehicles in a factory that was riddled with damage resulting from the bombings that took place in the tumultuous years that preceded. Granted, the cars they were making were exceptional in quality, they had no real chance of competing in the marketplace with such a high price tag. The automobile industry had shifted to widespread ownership of cars, which would only have been possible given much lower price tags. Not surprisingly, Alfa Romeo was only able to produce 1600 cars in a five year span between 1945 and1950. After overcoming this shortfall in production ability, Alfa Romeo released the Nuova Giulietta in 1977. It is important though to note, that this model was not based off the Giulietta as the name would imply, but rather a re-creation of the Alfa Romeo Alfetta.

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