Gold plated die struck copper and enamel. If you own an Alfa, there really is no alternative to this keychain! The keychain, which meassures appr. 57 mm in diameter, weighs some 32 grams. The leather is stitched in contrasting color stitching, and it truly is a beauty!
Alfas always were beautiful Italian thoroughbreads, and what better way is there to display that fact?
Very few car manufacturers have the pedigree of Alfa Romeo. Already during the leadership of a certain Enzo Ferrari, who managed the Alfa Romeo works racing team under the name of Scuderia Ferrari before setting up his own operation, the Milanese cars from Alfa Romeo were a hard nut to crack for the competitors on the racetracks in the early years of racing. Alfa Romeo were World Champions in 1925, and scored wins in Mille Miglia all years but one between in 1928 and 1938 with its fantastic models 6C and 8C! Alfas also clinched four straight wins at Le Mans between 1931 and 1934.
Right up to and including the marques participation in the World Sportscar Championship during the 60´s, Alfas were always competing at the pinnacle of the sport, being driven by all the great drivers. The die struck, chrome plated copper and handcrafted enamel shows that this is a quality key fob. This badge wood look good on any Alfa and is a reminder of a great episode in racing history!
Just look at Nino Vaccarella in action at the 1971 Targa Florio in the Alfa Tipo 33 which he co-drove with Toine Hezemans to take the win in this famous roadrace! Andrea de Adamich and Gijs Van Lennep drove another Tipo 33 this year, and took 2nd place. The Tipo 33 went on to win Alfa Romeo two World Championship titles in 1975 and 1977. What a car!
Nino Farina, Tazio Nuvolari and Juan Manuel Fangio were other famous drivers for Alfa Romeo, and cars such as the P3, the 6C, the 8C and the Tipo 33 were all great cars, driven by the finest drivers.