Alfa Romeo Giulia voted ‘best ever Alfa’

Alfa commissioned the poll for its centenary year to allow Alfisti – the name given to Alfa Romeo fans – the chance to vote on the best ever Alfa from the 70 models throughout its history.

Over a fifth of all voters chose the Alfa Giulia GTAm, made famous by winning the 1970 European Touring Car Championship.

Surprisingly, the 8C Competizione supercar, chosen by Alfa as part of the celebratory centenary sculpture at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, only finished second in the poll with 19.8 per cent of the vote.

Other models which performed well in the vote were the Alfa Spider Duetto, star of the 1967 film The Graduate alongside Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, and the Alfa Sud with 16.1 per cent and 11 per cent of the vote respectively.

Alfa Romeo UK Brand Communications manager, Damien Dally, says: "The Giulia GTAm was a great Alfa and a deserved winner. It’s really interesting to see how people voted in the poll. We all have our favourites which is testament to the fantastic cars Alfa Romeo has produced over the past century."

Alfa has already confirmed it will revive the Giulia name in 2012 with a stylish small family car. It follows on from the revival of the Giulietta name – which itself received 13.1 per cent of the vote – earlier this year, as well as Alfa’s Cloverleaf racing badge for top-specced versions of the hatchback.

The vote to find the most popular Alfa Romeo model in honour of the Italian manufacturer’s 100th anniversary was taken by Alfa fans who had submitted photos of their Alfa models to appear on a unique ‘art car’ mosaic.