Launched on Alfa Romeo’s 75th anniversary, the 75 was a mixture of Giulietta and Alfa 90. Alfa engineered the car to use a transaxle and this gave it almost perfect 50:50 weight distribution. That, coupled with the melodic V6 engine, made the 75 one of the most desirable sporting saloons of the 1980s. The styling was done in-house, following on from the Alfa 33, which had a similar square headlamp and grille arrangement. The 75 also came with a reasonable amount of equipment as standard, but power steering was extra.
Price at launch:
Independent, double wishbone, anti-roll bar
de Dion axle, Panhard rod, coil springs, anti-roll bar
rack and pinion