Seeing as I live here, I suppose that I should climb in to this thread somewhere...
Yes, we had the only assembly plant outside of Italy to produce Alfa's, (excluding the one in South America, where the name of the vehicle was changed).
The first to be locally assembled, from a CKD kit was the '60 Giulietta Ti G.d. or Guida Destra / RHD. This was built at Car Distributors Assembly, (CDA), which became Mercedes Benz South Africa & now DaimlerChrysler. In those years, CDA assembled lots of different makes.
The Ti was followed by the RHD 105 Series Giulia sedans and the RHD 106 Series 2600 Berlina's. We still have the Factory Records for these cars. Fusi lists 425 RHD 2600 berlina's, but the records show that 2 were converted by CDA back to LHD, so the actual total is 423.
The RHD 105 Coupe's were built at the Rosslyn Assembly Plant outside Pretoria & the Alfasud's were assembled at Brits. My 105 Coupe's have Rosslyn plates riveted in the engine bays. These plates actually carry the engine number of the car.
Due to local content requirements, there was a lot of local development & local content, tyres, wheel rims, glass, seats, radiators, headlights, carpets, headlining, exhausts etc, etc are easy targets for local development.
When I restored my first 105 in the early '90's, you could still by new exhaust systems off the shelf - not NOS, they were actually still in production, by the time I sold it, it had the second last system available in SA on it.
SA paint colours are also different to the Italian ones, yes, names are similar, but the colours are not the same as Italy.
We also had local development of "Special models", like the Giulia Rallye - a 105 Giulia Sedan with either a hot 1600 or 2000cc motor & bits to match. The 3.0 GTV 6 has been discussed - this was essentially a bored out 2.5 with internals to match & a brace of triple Dell'Orto's off the Alfa6 sedan. The 116 Series "Giulietta" sedan was also involved in a special run of "Group One" 1800cc cars, with hot cams & trick porting, a decal kit & special wheels. All of these were homologation specials for racing / rallying & were built to beat the 3.0 V6 Fords & E30 BMW's of the time. I should know, my cousin Robbi Smith used to race the E30 Shadowline lightweight Beemers and the 535i modifieds against the Alfa's & Fords.
Archivio Storico does not have proper production records as these were left up to the Assembly Plants to look after. Sadly the Rosslyn Records have not stood the test of time, but the CDA ones have & are actually just hand written records in hand ruled columns in what could be viewed as an A4 school exercise book.
I think "South Africa" has more than accurately described what went on after the Factory closed down & the economic reasons for the destruction of a lot of stuff - heck it happens today, at plants all over the world with unwanted / unused stuff in Bond.
There are Alfa Clubs in most of the major centres here & the Alfa Concourse is well supported.
PE - That's not the smell of the ocean........ that's the smell of rust