In the autumn of 1988, the Fiat Style Center commissioned a "Hard see-through" model from Alfredo Stola & Sons spa for a brand new Alfa Romeo C-class segment that would go on to be called 145.
The Alfa Romeo style centre was directed by Walter de Silva, but with a view to corporate synergies, one of the style models was managed directly by Fiat Design in Turin.
For the time, it had a truly innovative shape and style.
Fiat Team, designers Andrea Zapatinas and Mauro Basso were always present in the modelshop of Via La Thuile 71.
In particular, the shape of the V-shaped rear window created by the Greek designer would reveal a distinguishing character of the two-volume Alfa Romeo for many years; even today in 2018, the Giulietta has this signature.
The numerous work visits to the modelshop by architect Ermanno Cressoni and Chris Bangle, respectively director of the Fiat Style Center and manager of the exteriors, as well as those of Alfa Romeo Technical Director, Engineer Amedeo Felisa, are remembered with great pleasure.