For sale: collection of 39 ALFA ROMEO original factory heliographic prints of technical drawings.
These blueprints are original Alfa Romeo factory copies of the master technical drawings used by the Alfa Romeo Arese factory in Italy. The drawings are printed on technical acetate tracing paper originating from the 1970s which was used in the Alfa Romeo workshops to copy the draughtsman's master engineering drawings. The material and strokes are fragile, handle with care and only touch with gloves.
The 1/10th scale drawings were done by Luigi Fusi.
Some of the blueprints show a red stamp on them showing “RICHIESTO DIPRE ESPE” which means it was requested by the DIPRE ESPE experimental department of Alfa Romeo at Portello.
The blueprints originate from an Italian private collector and a longtime retired Alfa employee. He had been working at the Arese Alfa Romeo factory back in the 70s and 80s until his retirement.
Luigi Fusi has redrawn and preserved many pre-war original Alfa Romeo blueprints because many were destroyed during WWII. Fusi joined Alfa Romeo in 1920, beginning as an archivist in the technical department, a time when designs used Indian Ink. Between 1920 - 1937 Fusi worked largely in the competitions department, first as a draughtsman and then as a designer. In 1955, Fusi was appointed Head of Control Drawings, a position he kept until his retirement in 1967. After his retirement, Alfa Romeo kept him as curator at their Hall of Fame museum just outside Milano. There, Fusi was Alfa's link with the past, and for a time he remained a part of Alfa's living history and an important part of the company's heritage. Fusi wrote many books, the most famous is considered the Bible of the Alfisti: Alfa Romeo, TUTTE LE VETTURE DAL 1910. “ALL CARS FROM 1910”. Fusi died in 1996.
The Arese Plant was Alfa Romeo’s head office for more than two decades prior to 1986 when the Fiat Group purchased Alfa Romeo in 1986. Arese then became one of the assembly plants of the Fiat Group. Fiat didn’t want to preserve the old blueprints and most of them ended up being recycled. Plant workers have taken some of these prints home and shared them with friends and family who kept them in their collection. There are only a handful of copies out there which makes them very rare. Today, the Arese plant is almost closed and abandoned since Fiat has moved design and production to other factories inside and outside of Italy. The company's final manufacturing activities at Arese ended in 2005 when the Alfa Romeo V6 engine production stopped.
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Coupe - preliminary design 1967
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Coupe 1968
Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport 1929
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Spider 1939 Tobruch-Tripoli
Alfa Romeo 8C Gran Sport 1931
Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina 1966
Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV 1966
Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Duetto 1967
Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Coupe 1956
Alfa Romeo 1959 study model
Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider USA 1962
Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupe 1962
Alfa Romeo Bimotore 1935
Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC Cabriolet 1964
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint 1962
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1965
Alfa Romeo Giulia TI 1961
Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ 1963
Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 1966
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 1955
Alfa Romeo Gran Premio G.P.R. 1923 (P1)
Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior 1965
Alfa Romeo Monoposto Gran Premio Tipo 12C 1937
Alfa Romeo Monoposto Gran Premio Tipo 159 1951
Alfa Romeo Monoposto Gran Premio Tipo 316 1938
Alfa Romeo P2 1924
Alfa Romeo P2 1930
Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio 1924
Alfa Romeo Spider 6C 2300 Pescara 1936
Alfa Romeo Spider 6C 2500 SS 1939 - carrozzeria Tipo 8C 2900 B MM 1938
Alfa Romeo Spider 6C 2500 SS Tobruch-Tripoli by Touring 1939
Alfa Romeo Spider 6C 2500 Super Sport 1940
Alfa Romeo Spider 6C 3000 CM 1953
Alfa Romeo Spider 8C 2900 B 1937
Alfa Romeo Spider 1900 C52 Disco Volante 2000 1952
Alfa Romeo Tipo 512 1940
Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3) 1932
Alfa Romeo Tipo B Aerodinamica 1934
Alfa Romeo Tipo C 1936
- All period heliographic drawings are in fine condition.
- Size: +/- 85 X 60 cm.
- Drawings done by Luigi Fusi.