Railroad locomotives and equipment (Milan)
Cars and Sports Cars (Brescia, before 1934)
Commercial Vehicles (Brescia, 1925)
Officine Meccaniche-Milano-Brescia già Miani e Silvestri&C-A.Grondona Comi&C
OM Superba 665 1929
OM 120 truck
Officine Meccaniche or OM was an Italian car and truck manufacturing company, founded in 1918 in Milan as Societa Anonima Officine Meccaniche. It disappeared as such in 1975 subsumed into Iveco, but still exist as a forklift builder.
1932 OM 469F
The inception of the company had resulted from the merger of two companies, Grondona Comi & C and Miani Silvestri & C.
1922 OM 469N
Originally, OM manufactured railway stock. Car production started in 1918, using the plant of the former Brixia-Zust (Brixia-Züst), just after OM took over Zust car company of Brescia, Northern Italy. The first OM car, Tipo S305, primarily an old Zust model, appeared in 1918 with a 4712 cc four-cylinder side-valve in-line engine.
1930 OM 5 BODPL
The OM cars era
1932 ОМ-32 Autocarretta da Montagna, 4×4
Further models were Tipo 465 (with a 1327 cc four) in 1919, Tipo 467 (1410cc) and Tipo 469 (1496cc) in 1921. 1923 saw an all new model, Tipo 665 ‘Superba’ with a 2-litre six-cylinder engine. This model was extremely successful in racing – won top five positions in the 2-litre class in 1925 and 1926 at Le Mans but the greatest achievement was the victory in the first Mille Miglia race in 1927 where Ferdinando Minoia and Giuseppe Morandi lead home an O.M. ‘123’ at average speed of 48.27 miles per hour (77.7 km/h) for 21 hours 4 minutes 48seconds. Some cars were equipped with Roots superchargers.
1930 OM 665 Convertible
In 1925 OM began to build trucks and buses, using licensed Swiss Saurer engines and other mechanical components. Ties with Saurer persisted all along OM life.
1930 OM 665 F1
Fiat take-over and post-war years
1936 OM 5 BLDPL Interurbano
OM was taken over by the Fiat Group in 1938 and in the following year passenger car production ceased, and OM became a commercial vehicle and train part manufacturer.
1955 OM Leoncino Bartoletti GT Bus
Main new product in the WWII post-war era was the Leoncino (1950) a light truck in the 2.0 to 2.5 tons range, which was an immediate success. It became the forefather of several series of heavier but structurally similar models, namely Tigrotto, Tigre, Lupetto, Cerbiatto and Daino, launched between 1957 and 1964. Bus chassis versions of several of these models were also available.
Nu komen we bij de Alfa Romeo Bussen met een grotere afmeting. De eerste hierboven komt uit 1935, maar als ik me niet vergis heb ik nog oudere. Het is een fantastische variatie aan te gekke ontwerpen uit verschillende deccenia. Geniet ervan.
ALFA ROMEO 350A VIBERTI FORSE
Alfa Romeo 110A interurbani carrozzati Caproni, costruiti nel 1950 per l’ATM di Milano
Alfa Romeo 110AF SIAI
Alfa Romeo BUS 902AS Siccar
Alfa Romeo Mille 8021 ANM Napoli small
Alfa Romeo 140A Articolato
Alfa Romeo 430RE Autobus Fiat 626 RN
Alfa Romeo 900 nell’allestimento Gran Turismo GT
Alfa Romeo 110AF Piaggio
Alfa Romeo 430 A carrozzato da Barbi
Alfa Romeo 500 EIAR
ALFA ROMEO 902 AU E 902 AS 1957
Alfa Romeo 900A SICCAR
Alfa Romeo Mille Pistoiesi
Alfa Romeo 900A Lungo 1958
Alfa Romeo 1000 (Mille) Aerfer FI 711.2 OCREN trolleybus in Naples