The marvelous and stylish red spyder Benjamin Braddock, alias of Dustin “The graduate”, received as a present for his degree was a Duetto 1600 by Alfa Romeo (1967).
Duetto Alfa Romeo is one of the snobbiest European status symbols
An Italian car company that produces fun, fast sports cars and performance saloons (Sedans). Europeans like them but americans are obviously quite snobby and prefer their instant fuel tank drainers! Alfa Romeo is owned by FIAT and in the beginning AR owned Darraq, a well renowned manufacturer of now vintage cars. Post 1990 Alfa Romeos are a world away from the rusting, unreliable machines they were in the 1960's and can comfortably challenge Mercedes and BMW in europe.
in 1988, Alfa Romeo introduced the 164 and the rest is history!
Cheap Italian sports cars well known for having the lifespan of a rabbit. With the exception of well maintained classics (Guiletta SS, GT-V, Racing models, some Sprint and alfa-Suds, Spyder) the typical Alfa will become a write-off in under ten years, largely due to transmission destruction.
Alfa Romeo's and Lancia's are for people that want a cheap, crap Italian sports car, but can't afford a Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini.