The inspiration, the creativity and the skill of the Italian craftsmen have given life in the various sectors to the phenomenon called “made in Italy” products known and appreciated all over the world.
CarGurus, one of the main player in the sector of buying and selling a car online, wanted to pay tribute to the Italian genius through the memories of the cars that have made history or have characterised a specific historical period of the Country.
The roundup proposal from the marketplace-american, launched in Italy in 2018, opens with the Fiat 501 model-first “affordable” that was the formula to beat the competition with an economical car produced in large series such as the Ford T.
The car was offered with a list price of 32,000 lire and were produced almost 70,000, a record amount for those years.
Fiat 508 Balilla is the daughter of the 1929 crisis and the resulting policy of containment of prices and who gave life to the drive unit of mass in Italy and that of the armed forces (the Army used it also in the saloon for the officers of the Reali Carabinieri).
The Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet Pininfarina, according to experts CarGurus, is one of the last great innovations of the market before the second world war, as well as one of the models that has marked the Italian history, representing one of the symbols of the era.
The Alfa Romeo supplied the turin coachbuilder and the mechanical and Pininfarina rivisitava wisely the elegant lines of the car.
And if in the immediate post-war small cars, Fiat 500, and 600 marked the return to normality of the Country, in that period begins the parable of ascending Enzo Ferrari, the official driver of Alfa Romeo in 1924, five years after he founded the famous Scuderia Ferrari, while in 1947 he made his debut the first car built by the fledgling car manufacturer: the Ferrari 125 S.
The years of the economic boom and the Dolce Vita of fellini's memory consecrate the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider of 1955, was born to attempt the landing on the american market.
it Was a very successful model, which the first prototypes had a panoramic windshield style America and glass in side sliding doors that linked the roof.
After a successful startup in the field of tractors in the immediate aftermath of the war, Ferruccio Lamborghini, at the beginning of the Sixties, vuoleva fabricating a super sports car with which to make competition to the Ferrari.
So in 1963 he founded Automobili Lamborghini and began with the 350/400 GT, the first car produced from the house the car and the beginning of the famous rivalry with the cars of the prancing horse.
In 1979 arrives on the market, the Lancia Delta, according to CarGurus, the car symbol of the ’80s for excellence: the sporty mid-range and the most beloved of the era thanks to the aggressive design, and a number of victories, in version HF, in the rally of the time.
One of the symbols of the end of the ’90s, but that is still today at the centre of fiery debates, it is the Fiat Multipla, the car of choice for many families, and the subject of much criticism because of his style “original”.
A model in 1998 was certainly an innovation that has allowed it to be also exposed to the famous “MoMa”, the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In house Fiat the most recent successes are the result of the genius of Sergio Marchionne, the manager italio-canadian who passed away prematurely.
In 2007 is the launch of the new Fiat 500, the pride of the new course of the house of turin, who in five years exceeds the milestone of one million cars produced in the Old Continent, and opens the way to a family of models of great success.
“we Close this roundup with 2 cars that represent the present and probably the future of the automotive industry Italian: Giulia and the Stelvio – point at the headquarters – The sedan and the suv of Alfa Romeo will mark the rebirth of a prestige brand that you want to impose on the international market and aims to offer the best driving experience possible, combining the emotion at the steering wheel with the well-being and comfort.
the essential Element is the integrated technology in both cars, without sacrificing the core of the brand: emotions while driving.
Close with the Fiat 500 or the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the car that is reminiscent in style and in the name of the glorious Italian past, a choice was not random. Technology and the future, in fact, are essential as are experience and the continual rediscovery of the past. It is precisely the fusion of these two elements makes a great automotive manufacturing Italian... and Italy in general.” (m.r.)
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