Alfa Romeo G1, 1921

Carole-Anne

Campbelltown, Australia

Artist's Description

Under the bonnet (hood) detail of an Alpha Romeo G1, 1921 model at the Lobethal Grand Carnival of Vintage and Classic Cars. Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
It was over 100 years ago that Nicola Romeo took over what was then A.L.F.A (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) to make Alfa Romeo. The company which has become one of the world’s leading brands for designing inspiring cars.
The Alfa Romeo G1 was designed by Giuseppe Merosi and only had two years of production between 1921 to 1923. It was powered by a massive 6.3-litre six cylinder engine which produced a not-so-massive 52 kW of power. Nonetheless it could reach speeds of up to 138 kmh.
According to Alfa Romeo the G1 was designed to take on Rolls Royce but also found it self in numerous motorsport events, such as winning the Coppa de Garda. Unfortunately for Alfa Romeo their very first car was launched at the wrong time during a period of rising fuel prices, this led to only 52 G1s ever being built.
More info on this car at http://www.caradvice.com.au/60069/alfa-romeo-g1...

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