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Heart 16 25.40%
Shield 30 47.62%
both are correct 10 15.87%
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The Alfa grille. Heart or shield?

Just wanted your opinions on what the Alfa grille is supposed to resemble.

Some say it's a heart. Some say it's a shield.

I say it looks nothing like a heart and it's definitely a shield.

What do you think?
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Re: The Alfa grille. Heart or shield?

I think the heart is under the bonnet....
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both
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Re: The Alfa grille. Heart or shield?

Am not sure. Just thought it was just an alfa thing. Never really thought about it..
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Heart - as in Curore Sportivo.
 
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Heart - as in Curore Sportivo.
Yep. Unfortunately, the 'sportivo' part has died in recent years... but who knows what will come in the future
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Mine's a heart
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Heart, definately.
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Mine's a heart
Looks like a very happy heart to me
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It's a shield, you wallies
 
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Shield

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Re: The Alfa grille. Heart or shield?

I thought it was a grill , not a very big one but a grill nontheless
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Re: The Alfa grille. Heart or shield?

I think its meant to be a heart, but I suspect both are correct.
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Re: The Alfa grille. Heart or shield?

Since it's the Scudetto design and scudetto means small shield I'll bow to HSTs superior superior-ness.

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Shield !
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Re: The Alfa grille. Heart or shield?

A shield will go with the heritage enshrined in the badge (the badge representing 2 families of the Crusades), but I think, also, a heart to show the passion, we are all too well aware, of in the car.
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Re: The Alfa grille. Heart or shield?

Its a car grille. Although it has resembled a number of differing shapes over the 97+ years of Alfa production

The current Alfa 'family' face grille is more shield like in shape having moved on from the previously more heart shaped style that was in use for more than a few decades.

However, there has been large and small kidney shaped grilles, flat grilles and very large shield style grilles in the marques history along with many other styles. The one real consistency has been the Alfa badge bearing the Visconti family cross and the child devouring serpant known as a biscione

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Shield
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It's a Sheild, definately.
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hearts under the bonnet, not between the headlights
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A womans Crotch....

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Mrs Jed thinks (on the the later models) it resembles a beak
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Re: The Alfa grille. Heart or shield?

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Since it's the Scudetto design and scudetto means small shield I'll bow to HSTs superior superior-ness.

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I think that BigFoot can correct me here, but a...

Scudetto, as Fraser says is a small shield, like your football club might get when it wins a match or league.

A Scudo, is a shield, as in the shield a Roman Solider would use in battle.

This is from my little understanding of all the Italian lessons I never paid any attention to (sorry, Dad) lol

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This is from my little understanding of all the Italian lessons I never paid any attention to (sorry, Dad) lol

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