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And, yes, that is ALFA, rather than Alfa Romeo: the 24 HP was the first model built by the Milanese brand, back when it was still known as Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili and before a certain Mr Nicola Romeo took over.
The 24 HP has rear drum brakes, hand and pedal controls and an inline four-cylinder engine, plus torpedo bodywork by Ercole Castagna.
And it’s one of two historic Alfas which will star at the 38th Automotoretrò and its Automotoracing sister show from 30 January to 2 February.
The other Alfa at the Turin show will be the 1928 6C-1500 SS which won last year’s Mille Miglia – and which also claimed victory on the 2005 and 2007 re-enactments of the race. That’s particularly apt, given that a works example of the same model won the event’s second running, in April 1928.
From a different era and corner of the FCA family, you’ll also be able to see the Fiat Panda 30 that will be in Turin as the model hits 40.
More than 7.5 million examples of this Giorgietto Giugiaro-designed car were produced, but the example on show was one of the first red examples built, and will be shown alongside the new version.
Automotoretrò will also showcase FCA’s new line of spare parts for its classic cars.
Called ‘Heritage Parts’, these are faithfully reproduced spares for classics ‘conceived and created by the FCA Heritage Division in conjunction with the Mopar brand’, using original materials and moulds.
And the project starts with a pair of icons: the Lancia Delta HF Integrale and Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione.
See all these and more at Automotoretrò and Automotoracing in Italy at Turin’s Lingotto Fiere exhibition halls from 30 January-2 February. Find out more and buy tickets here.