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Alfa Romeo is a most alluring brand.

It brings to mind power, beauty, pedigree and a level of exoticism not found in most automobiles. But aside from how it might make you feel, how much do you actually know about this storied Italian company? Well, here are 12 interesting facts about Alfa Romeo, things you may not have known.

It all started around 1906 in a suburb of Milan where French automaker Darracq erected an automobile factory. But when the economy soured a few years later the business’s managing director, an Italian aristocrat, acquired this facility. Then, on June 24, 1910, he rechristened the company and began building cars under a new name, one you can probably guess.
To read more about: 12 Alfa Romeo Facts You Should Know: The Short List, at AutoGuide.com
 
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