I don't know how it's been in Holland, I'm from Belgium.
I also know that the Alfa's (GTV, Alfasud, Guiletta,Alfetta) were very popular here in the seventies.
They were the most driven cars by doctors and lawyers...
Today, Alfa has managed to make a exquisit model line once again (I'm forgetting the eighties for a reason!), for very good prices, compared with the german cars.
E.g. A Beamer 318i Touring costs here about 35000 euro, where you have a 156 SW 1.8 for 25000. So, there's a diffence of a small second car !
You make the count...