Just because car buyers seem to think that boring shades of gray rocks are the only suitable colors for painting a car does not mean Alfa Romeo agrees with the trend. In fact, the new Stelvios and Giulias are dressed in some of the best shades reminiscent of the '70s around, and I'm here for that.
You heard that right, friends. If you've ever wanted an Alfa in Visconti Green, Junior GT Ocher or Villa d´Este 6C Red (read green forest, gold and red), 2020 will be your year. In fact, the brand has introduced four different groups of painting works, and one of them is appropriately named Old Timers – the perfect shades to bring you back to slammed carpets in the style of conversation in the style of the living room.
What are the other painting groups you ask? Well, Alfa's press release has the answer:
There are four categories: Competizione with obvious references to the brand's sporting tradition; Metal that emphasizes the dynamic soul of the brand; Solid for those seeking affordable value; and Old Timer which challenges and interprets the legacy of Alfa Romeo.
Old Timer is certainly the least appealing name for all of these bands (and … leaves much to be desired simply as a whole), but overall, I'm pretty concerned that Alpha actually makes sense to listen to the good days, no matter how pathetic the name is.
I know lately we were all about green here at Jalopnik, but I have to say that the guard is my favorite. There is nothing as stylish as beautiful, beautiful brown-gold, which does not seem to be trying to flaunt your brutal riches also spitefully. It's retro, it's fun, and most of all, it looks really great.