If you’re having your prestige car serviced through Southbank Prestige Service Centre, you’d already know that we offer the best Alfa Romeo service Melbourne has to offer. But there’s plenty more that you might not know about this prestigious car brand. Here are some of the lesser known ones.
Despite being one of the most famous Italian brands of the 20th Century, you might be surprised to learn that the company was actually started by a French businessman, who named the business A.L.F.A. After failing at first, production of the vehicles was moved to Milan, and the business took off from there.
In the details
The iconic Alfa Romeo logo was created the year the company was founded, in 1909. While the design has been modified slightly over the last hundred years, the main elements, the symbols of the city of Milan, remain the same: a green snake consuming a man, next to a red cross.
Outbreak of war
The start of World War meant trouble for the car manufacturer. An Italian businessman, named Nicola Romeo, bought the company, and by using it to produce aircraft and other military vehicles, ensured it survived the war. Adding his name to the business saw it become Alfa Romeo, as we know it today.
These facts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the team at Southbank Prestige Service Centre know about this iconic brand. You can trust them to service your prized Alfa.