South Africa's Alfa Romeo bed side stories.
Hi and Happy 2007 to all.
I was introduced to this forum recently and having read most of the postings, on the history of Alfa Romeo South Africa (ARSA) have some of my own to add.
In my study the of Alfa Romeo world, I have come across many discrepancies and contradicting statments, not only in other parts of the world, but also in South Africa, having learned that in many occasions, the frase ''never say never'' applies perfectly.
I eco what ''barryh'' said on entry # 19. I doubt any Spiders were manufactured in S A. and also suspect many shady deals happened at the time ARSA closed it's plant in 1985, and even before. It's rumored that cars were sold via the back door, resulting in difference between official and unofficial figures of the total number of cars made by ARSA at Brits.
According to ARSA, 212 GTV6 3.0 were made in SA. However 174 were officially sold in 1984 and 68 in 1985, 30 more than the manufactured figures.
As for the GTV6 2.5, 129 were sold in 1982, 228 in 1983, 55 in 1984 and 65 in 1985.
I believe Alfa Romeo also assembled cars in Spain and Ireland.