We are all used to thinking of Alfa Romeo as an elegant or sporty vehicle, and in any case to a vehicle that runs on asphalt, but this has not always been the case.
In addition to the vans, in fact, the Alfa also built this off-road vehicle commissioned by the Italian police: we must in fact imagine the Italy of the immediate post-war period when the paved roads were the exception and not the rule. The Milanese factory then built this vehicle using the already tested four-cylinder engine, double overhead camshaft already used on 1900cc sedans and coupes.
Obviously this AR51 began its life in 1953 as a military vehicle, remaining in service until 1979 when it was registered as a civil vehicle and repainted in a questionable metallic burgundy, in any case apart from the color and some posthumously mounted accessory, the vehicle it is substantially original: little rust, original motor and gearbox and it still runs and drives; a restoration should not be a nightmare. Find it for sale here in Casabianca, Italy, with bidding at $2,550 and reserve not met.