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Romans International are the UK's leading supercar dealers and one of the very best supercars that we regularly offer is the Alfa Romeo 8C for sale. Although Alfa Romeo dealers are not normally known as producing wonderful supercars, they have fantastic heritage and racing pedigree and they put their heart and soul into creating one of the most stunning looking performance cars the world has ever seen in the 8C Competizione with the convertible 8C spider equally magnificent.
Alfa Romeo Automobiles was founded in Milan in 1910 by Alexandre Darracq, Ugo Stella and Nicola Romeo under the name A.L.F.A. The company quickly gained a reputation for building expensive sports cars and had been involved with racing since 1911. The name of the company saw a change in 1920 to Alfa Romeo, with the company’s Torpedo 20/30HP being the first model to wear the badge with the company’s new name.
The racing heritage for Alfa Romeo stems across the decades and the spirit thrived during the 1920’s and 1930’s, a period which saw the company scoring multiple race wins at many of the prominent and prestigious race events, like the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Le Mans 24 hour race.
This great success continued with many other forms of motor racing including Formula One, where the company competed both as a constructor and as an engine supplier. Alfa Romeo's factory racing team was so good it was even outsourced to Enzo Ferrari's Scuderia Ferrari from 1933 - 1938. One of the highlights during this period was Alfa Romeo’s legendary driver Tazio Nuvolari winning the prestigious 1935 German Grand Prix at the formidable Nürburgring, achieved one of the company’s finest victories of all time.
When motorsports in Europe resumed after the Second World War, Alfa Romeo were definitely the vehicles in front and the team to beat in Grand Prix events. The period saw the introduction of the new Formula One for single-seater racing cars, which provided an ideal place for Alfa Romeo's Tipo 158 Alfetta. This car helped Giuseppe Farina to win the first Formula One World Championship in 1950, with the following year seeing Juan Manuel Fangio securing Alfa Romeo's second consecutive Formula One championship.
Throughout the 1960’s saw Alfa Romeo focusing on competition using production-based cars, these included GTA (or Gran Turismo Allegerita). This was an aluminium-bodied version of the original Bertone-designed coupe, which featured a powerful twin-plug engine. This was a hugely successful car, with victories including the USA’s prestigious race in 1966, the inaugural Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am championship.
During the 1970’s, Alfa focused on prototype sports car racing. It saw the innovation of the Tipo 33, which had early victories in 1971. A further development saw the Tipo 33TT12 gaining the World Championship for Makes for Alfa Romeo in 1975 and later saw the the Tipo 33SC12 winning the World Championship for Sports Cars in 1977.
By the late early eighties Alfa Romeo was purchased by the Fiat Group after the company found themselves in financial difficulty. Fiat then created Alfa Lancia Industriale S.p.A to manufacture both Alfa Romeo and Lancia’s. Subsequently Alfa Romeo models produced in the 1990’s saw design and styling drawing on the company’s’ traditional virtues of avant-garde styling and sporting panache, whilst retaining the Alfa Romeo spirit.
This was evident in the "GTA" version of the Brera 147 hatchback, designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro and a high-performance exotic called the 8C Competizione, which was named after one of Alfa Romeo’s most successful pre-war sports & racing cars.
During the last ten years the Fiat Group has created a sports and luxury division which comprise of both Maserati and Alfa Romeo. This has seen some truly beautiful automotive incarnations of the spirit of Alfa Romeo with cars like the; 8C Competizione, 8C Spider, 159 and the Brera.
So if you are currently looking for an Alfa Romeo 8C for sale then your very best bet would be to come and visit Romans as we regularly stock the 8C in coupe and convertible body styles. With the 4C meant to be arriving soon as well you can expect Romans to be one of the first dealerships to obtain this performance car. We are one of the top dealerships for luxury cars in the country as we will offer you unparalleled service and advice.