Alfa Romeo opens museum with mouthwatering historical collection
Alfa Romeo's back catalog is one that gets the pulses of petrolheads racing. Now, the Italian carmaker has put many of its old models on display at a new museum. La Macchina del Tempo features Alfa models from the 1960s onwards.
Based in Milan, Italy, the museum is part of the company's 105-year anniversary and its "global relaunch plan." Alfa Romeo says La Macchina del Tempo is home to some of the most significant pieces in its historic collection.
The collection is split into three themes, each taking a floor of the building. A "Timeline" theme represents the firm's industrial continuity, a "Beauty" theme looks at Alfa Romeo's style or design and a "Speed" theme delves into the technological and lightweight aspects of the firm's cars.
There are 69 models on display at La Macchina del Tempo. Among them are the very first car created by Alfa Remeo's precursor, A.L.F.A., the 24 HP and a number of Mille Miglia winners including the 6C 1750 Gran Sport. The collection also features an 8C coachbuilt by Touring, Juan Manuel Fangio's Gran Premio 159 "Alfetta 159" Formula 1 car, and a Championship 33 TT 12.
Elsewhere, a "Tempio delle Vittorie" (Temple of Victories) space allows visitors to relive the 10 biggest triumphs in the history of Alfa Romeo via images, video and audio. The center also features a bookshop, a café, a documentation center, a test-drive track, events venues and a show-room with a customer delivery area.
Work on La Macchina del Tempo started in summer 2014. It was inaugurated on June 24 2015 and opened to the public on June 30.
Source: La Macchina del Tempo