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You can get your new Alfa Romeo in some of the best shades of the 70s


All photos by Alfa Romeo

Just because car buyers think so boring shades of gray these are the only colors to paint your car, doesn't mean Alfa Romeo agrees with this trend. In fact, the new Stelvios and Giulias are equipped with some of the best shades reminiscent of the '70s and I'm here for that.

You heard right, friends. If you've ever wanted Alpha in Visconti Green, Junior GT Ocher or Villa d’Este 6C Red (read: forest green, gold and red), 2020 will be your year. In fact, the brand has introduced four separate varnish groups, and one of them aptly is called Old Timers – the perfect shades that will take you back to the carpet-covered conference rooms.

What are the other paint groups you ask? Well alpha Press Release has the answer:

There are four categories: Competizione, with obvious references to the brand's sporting tradition; Metalthat highlights the dynamic soul of the brand; Reliable, for people seeking available value; and Old timerwho evokes and interprets the legacy of Alfa Romeo.

"Old Timer" is certainly the least appealing name for all these groups (and … it leaves a lot to be desired in general), but I, for example, am very surprised that Alfa really wants to draw attention to the good old days, no matter how unfortunate this name is.

I know we were all about greenery recently on Jalopnik, but I must say that ocher is definitely my favorite. There is nothing as classic as a nice, handsome brown-gold that doesn't seem like you're trying to flaunt your gross wealth too disgustingly. It's retro, it's cool, and above all it looks so damn great.

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