For some, this was the last real Alfa Romeo, and certainly the last rear-wheel drive production car. For this reason alone, the Alfa 75 is much liked, sought after, even loved by Alfisti of yesterday and today. The designation 75 came about as a celebration of the manufacturer’s 75th anniversary, but immediately afterwards it bore witness to the major crisis that led to Alfa joining the Fiat Group.
The Alfa 75 is also a culmination of a school of thought – the transaxle persuasion – that was born with the Alfetta and eventually reached full maturity. A prestigious imposition, complex and sophisticated that, perhaps, challenged the laws of production cost containment, but it is certainly able to further enhance an enjoyable driving experience. It was followed by the launch of the legendary Twin Spark and there came a moment in which the turbo would be “worth” an Alfa Romeo.
This book and its pictures tell the story of the birth, history, success, innovations and races of the Alfa Romeo 75 and offers help to those who want a 75 in their garage.