Colours and Fabrics

Unfortunately it is quite difficult to get in the property of colour cards for the series I Alfasud and Sprint. In addition many of the available cards don not give information about whether one colour was available for one model only or the entire Alfasud range. Please note that the colours shown here can never give the true tone and brilliance as a real paint can do.

Alfasud, ti Giardinetta and ti (series I)
 

Rosso Alfa Rosso Alfa

Rosso Corallo

Rosso Corallo since 1975 Arancio Capua Arancio Capua 1977-78
Bianco Capodimonte Bianco Capodimonte Blu Posillipo Blu Posillipo Verde Ischia Verde Ischia 1972-74 (not for ti and L)
Giallo Pompei Giallo Pompei since 1976 Blu Procida Blu Procida 1972-74 Grigio Vesuvio Grigio Vesuvio 1972-74
Grigio Somma Grigio Somma since 1975 Verde Matese Verde Matese since 1975 Giallo Pozzuoli Giallo Pozzuoli since 1976 (not for ti)
Beige Ponza Beige Ponza 1972-74 Verde Faito metallizzato Verde Faito metallizzato since 1974 (not for Alfasud N) Beige Cuma metallizzato Beige Cuma metallizzato 1974-77 (not for Alfasud N)
Grigio Nisida metallizzato Grigio Nisida metallizzato since 1974  (not for Alfasud N)

After the launch of the Alfasud in 1972 the choice of colours was very small. Besides the classic  Rosso Alfa there were two tones of blue, Blu Procida and Blu Posillipo, Beige Ponza, Verde Ischia, Grigio Vesuvio and Bianco Capodimonte. All colours except Rosso Alfa bear the names of places in Italy. Posillipo is a little town at the coast near Naples; Ponza, Procida and Ischia are islands in the Golf of Naples and Capodimonte is a town at the Lago di Bolsena north of Rome. Grigio Vesuvio bears the name of Naples volcano Vesuv. Since about 1975 the range of colours gets wider and more colourful.

 

Alfasud Super, Giardinetta and ti (series II)
 
Bianco Capodimonte Bianco Capodimonte (BIOA)   Blu Posillipo Blu Posillipo (BLOD)   Giallo Pozzuoli Giallo Pozzuoli (GTAS)
               
Rosso Corallo Rosso Corallo (ROAN) not for the Italian market   Rosso Alfa Rosso Alfa (ROAA)   Verde Matese Verde Matese (VMSA) not for the Italian market
               
Giallo Pompei Giallo Pompei (GPAS)   Bruno Cilento Bruno Cilento (BNAS)   Grigio Indaco Grigio Indaco (GRIN) not for the Italian market
               
Verde Pino Verde Pino (VEPI)   Nero Nero (NEAS) not for Giardinetta   Grigio Nisida metallizzato Grigio Nisida metallizzato (GMAS) not for Alfasud N, Giardinetta
               
Marone Testa di Moro Marone Testa di Moro (MTDM) since 1980 not for  Giardinetta   Verde Faito metallizzato Verde Faito metallizzato (VMAS) not for the Italian market and Alfasud N and Giardinetta      

 

Alfasud and Alfasud Ti (series III)
 
Rosso Alfa Rosso Alfa (ROAA)   Bruno Cilento Bruno Cilento (BNAS)   Blu Posillipo Blu Posillipo (BLOD)
               
Nero Nero (NEAS)   Marone Testa di Moro Marone Testa di Moro (MTDM)   Avorio Avorio (AVOO)
               
Bianco Capodimonte Bianco Capodimonte (BIOA)   Grigio Nisida metallizzato Grigio Nisida metallizzato (GMAS)   Verde Aqua metallizzato Verde Aqua metallizzato (VAMT) since 1982
               
Cuivre metallizzato Cuivre metallizzato (RCMT) ab 1982            

With the launch of the series III in 1980 Alfa Romeo introduced a reworked range of colours. The bright colours of the Seventies disappeared in favour of more decent colours. The names also changed. Now the name of the colour described the colour itself. (But who in the world would name a colour head of a coloured person? In France it was even called Tête de négre... ) The Alfasud 1.5 QO / GCL was offered with three different tones of metallic paint as standard equipment: Grigio Nisida, Verde Aqua and Cuivre (copper). Some GCLs were also sold in Rosso Alfa.

The Alfasud Ti 1.5 QV was only available in very few colours: Rosso Alfa, Nero and as optional in Grigio Nisida metallizzato. This starts a tradition. Top of the range cars of one model were from now on often only available in three colours. (Remember the ARNA 1.3 Ti and the 164 3.0 V6 QV). The Alfasud Ti 1.3 was available in the metallic paints of the Alfasud 1.5 QO from 1982 on.

 

Alfasud Sprint series I / II
 
Bianco Capodimonte Bianco Capodimonte (BIOA)   Blu Posillipo Blu Posillipo (BLOD)   Giallo Pozzuoli Giallo Pozzuoli (GTAS)
               
Rosso Corallo Rosso Corallo (ROAN) not for the Italian market   Rosso Alfa Rosso Alfa (ROAA)   Verde Matese Verde Matese (VMSA) not for the Italian market
               
Giallo Pompei Giallo Pompei (GPAS)   Bruno Cilento Bruno Cilento (BNAS)   Grigio Indaco Grigio Indaco (GRIN) not for the Italian market
               
Verde Pino Verde Pino (VEPI)   Nero Nero (NEAS)   Avorio Avorio (AVOO) since 1980
               
Verde Faito metallizzato Verde Faito metallizzato (VMAS) not for the Italian market   Grigio Nisida metallizzato Grigio Nisida metallizzato (GMAS)   Bronzo metallizzato Bronzo metallizzato (only for Sprint <<plus>>) (AR842)

 

Sprint series III
 
Rosso Alfa Rosso Alfa (ROAA)   Nero Nero (NEAS)   Bianco Capodimonte Bianco Capodimonte (BIOA) till 1986
               
Avorio Avorio (AVOO) nur Sprint 1.3 till 1986   Marone Testa di Moro Marone Testa di Moro (MTDM) nur Sprint 1.3 till 1986   Grigio Nisida metallizzato Grigio Nisida metallizzato (GMAS) till 1986
               
Verde Aqua metallizzato Verde Aqua metallizzato (VAMT) nur Sprint 1.3 till 1986   Cuivre metallizzato Cuivre metallizzato (RCMT) nur Sprint 1.3 till 1986   Bianco Argento metallizzato Bianco Argento metallizzato (BGMT) since 1987

Buyers of the Sprint 1.5 QV could only chose between the colours Rosso Alfa, Bianco Capodimonte, Nero and Grigio Nisida metallizzato while the Sprint 1.3 was available in further metallic colours (coming from the range of colours of the Alfasud series III) in the beginning of its career.

With the launch of the Sprint 1.7 QV three colours remain in the range: Rosso Alfa, Nero and the new tone Bianco Argento metallizzato.

Fabrics


Last Update: May, 30th 2010    Created: July, 25th 2000

© Layout and text by Tim Rauen. Many thanks to Rody Bal for supporting this page with a scan of colour card for the Alfasud series I!