1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 M ‘Matta’

One of just 2,050 produced, the 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 M “Matta” has been dubbed one of the godfathers of the modern-day SUV. Though the Matta was originally based on the Rover, it comes with a stunning number of upgrades: an independent front suspension, rigid wheel axe, hydraulic shock absorbers, four-wheel drum breaks, a 65hp, 1,900cc engine, and canvas top that covers its full body. When it was first created, the car was based on a formula devised by Italy’s Ministry of Defense, and its goal was to be a vehicle that could overcome all obstacles — and it was only in production for two years. Though the Ministry’s order ultimately went to the Fiat, the Matta headed straight to Italy’s army (the Carabinieri).

The Network
Whale Global