Alfa Romeo was formed in Milan, Italy, in 1910, although it was initially known only as A.L.F.A (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) until entrepeneur Nicola Romeo became a director of the company in 1915. Five years later the Torpedo 20-30hp became the first car badged as an Alfa Romeo. Since then, the company has produced some of the most stylish road cars yet seen, to the extent that even Henry Ford was quoted as saying: ‘When I see an Alfa Romeo go by, I tip my hat.” Since 1911, the company has been synonymous with motor racing, competing successfully in the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, Le Mans 24 Hours, and F1, and even now in various touring car series around the world. It even employed a young Enzo Ferrari.
Since the 1960s, Alfa Romeo has been the main provider of vehicles for the Italian carabinieri, and Polizia Autostradale. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Alfa Romeo repair manuals and online procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts alike. We can give you all the guidance you need.