Alfa Romeo ‘Nord’ Twin cam. In 1949, only one in every ninety-six Italians owned a car but by 1963, that ratio was one in eleven! In these years, Alfa was looking to boost sales and survive the post-war years tough climate. They set about designing a series of cars that would turn the small volume manufacturer into a mass production powerhouse. That aim resulted in the Giulietta, a car that combined a sublime monocoque chassis, rear wheel drive and coil over suspension, with Bertone (coupe) bodywork. Underneath the bonnet featured a new engine. An engine that would revolutionise the automotive world.