In 1963 the first section of Alfa Romeo's new production and assembly
plant in Arese became operational. From then on the bodies of both the
saloon and the coupé of the Tipo 105 would be produced there. Final
assembly of the cars would also be carried out in Arese, although the
engine and various other mechanical components were still made in the
old works in Portello at that time. Production of these parts would be
moved to Arese over the following years as shop floor space was
completed and made available.
Fortunately over the years much of the production process of the various Tipo 105 models was photographed.
This is a book for the enthusiast who is interested in seeing how car
components and Tipo 105 cars were produced, a model which still today
is considered to have played an important role in Alfa Romeo's enviable
The photographs in this book, for the most part published for the
very first time, were taken in Portello and Arese between the years 1963
and 1972 and document the production of the Tipo 105 models at the