Just because car buyers think that boring shades of gray are the only suitable colors to paint a car, which doesn't mean Alfa Romeo agrees with this trend. In fact, the new Stelvios and Giulias are equipped in some of the best shades of the seventies, and I'm here for that.
You heard it right, friends. If you ever wanted Alfa in Visconti Green, Junior GT Ocher or Villa d'Este 6C Red (read: forest green, gold and red), then 2020 will be the year. In fact, the brand has introduced four distinct groups of varnishes and one of them is aptly called Old Timers – ideal shades that will take you back to the living room in a conversation style with carpets.
What are the other color groups, you ask? The answer to Alfa's
press release is:
There are four categories: Competizione with clear references to the sports tradition of the brand; Metal which emphasizes the dynamic spirit of the brand; Solid for those seeking value; and Old Timer which evokes and interprets the heritage of Alfa Romeo.
"Old Timer" is certainly the least appealing name for all these groups (and … leaves a lot to look for only in general), but on the one hand I am quite convinced that Alpha is really trying to skip back to good days without no matter how unfortunate the name is.
I know we were recently about the green in Jalopnik, but I have to say that ocher is by far my favorite. There's nothing as elegant as pretty, pretty brown gold that doesn't look like you're bothering your gross wealth . It's retro, it's fun and most of all looks so damn.