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• 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale. 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, CA,US

 

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:: ALFA ROMEO 33 STRADALE

 

"Muscular, aggressive and sensual, the 33 Stradale was magnificently sculpted"

 

:: The most gorgeous car body! The prime contender:

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, by Franco Scaglione - 1967

 

Celebrate the most exciting and eye-pleasing body styles in car design...Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but surprisingly, some cars possess what can be considered "a universal beauty" - no matter what your taste, or where you're coming from, you may end up enchanted. It's easy to pacify even a hypothetical alien monster, if you arrive in one of these sensuous rides - or you can make a very fast escape, if things go wrong.

 

:: Italian Style: Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

 

The 33 Series Alfa-Romeo chassis proved to be attractive to numerous stylists, among them Bertone, Pininfarina, and Ital Design from 1968 to 1976. In the next articles we'll try to cover these rarities as well.

 

Only 18 such cars have been built, mostly due to their astronomical price. Some versions had entirely different front-end styling (I find it quite a bit tamer and less flamboyant)...

 

On a racing track the car was intended to lock horns with Ferrari (that was promoting its own famous Dino 206S back then) and with a line of 910s from Porsche. The 33 model performance was called "unprecendented": indeed, considering it went from 0 to 60mph in just 6 seconds - and could reach maximum speed of 162 mph (260 km/hr) - making it a true supercar at the time! Perhaps even better than Ferrari Daytona...

 

The first production vehicle to have "butterfly" doors, the first mid-engined Alfa Romeo road car appeared at Milan Motorshow in 1967. Its voluptuous, nicely proportioned shape many consider to be one of the most beautiful designs ever:

 

Continuing the string of enchanting designer bodies for Alfa Romeo in the 1950s and 1960s (see the Pininfarina custom body for Alfa Romeo 33, for example - revealed at Paris show in 1969. Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale ("Street") is another curvaceous beauty, as desirable as it is rare...

 

The street version of the Alfa-Romeo Tipo 33 racing car was designed by Franco Scaglione, a major talent who just left Bertone studio, and went free-lancing... apparently losing none of his master touch. The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is an extremely rare road car built by Alfa Romeo of Italy. Only 18 are reported to have been made, plus three design studies based on the 33 Stradale the 33.2, Iguana and Carabo. In Top Gear's 100 Sexiest Cars list, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was featured as number 15.

 

:: Derivation

 

The Stradale, first built in 1967, was based on the Autodelta Alfa Romeo T33 racing car. The car, designed by Franco Scaglione, and built by Carrozzeria Marazzi, made its debut at the 1967 Turin Motorshow.

 

:: [Old] Price

 

Built in an attempt by Alfa to make some of its racing technology available to the public, it was the most expensive automobile for sale to the public in 1968 at US$17,000 (when the average cost of a new car in 1968 was $2,822).

 

:: Features

 

The Stradale is believed to be the first production vehicle to feature dihedral doors, also known as butterfly doors. The Stradale also features windows which seamlessly curve upward into the 'roof' of the vehicle.

 

The race-bred engine bore no relation to the mass-produced units in Alfa's more mainstream vehicles. Race engineer Carlo Chiti designed an oversquare (78 mm bore x 52,2 mm stroke) dry-sump lubricated 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) V8 that featured SPICA fuel injection, four ignition coils and 16 spark plugs. The engine used four chain-driven camshafts to operate the valve train and had a rev-limit of 10000 rpm. The engine produced 230 bhp (172 kW) at 8800 rpm in road trim and 270 bhp (200 kW) in race trim.

 

In another break from convention, Alfa used a six-speed transaxle gearbox by Valerio Colotti.

 

:: Performance

 

The car takes 5.5 seconds to reach 60 mph (96.56 km/h) from a standing start and has top speed of 260 km/h (160 mph).

 

Manufacturer Alfa Romeo

Production 1967–1971

Assembly Milan, Italy (Carrozzeria Marazzi)

Class Sports car

Body style 2-door coupe

Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive

Engine 2.0 L V8

Transmission Colotti 6-speed manual

Wheelbase 2,350 mm (92.5 in)

Length 3,970 mm (156.3 in)

Width 1,710 mm (67.3 in)

Height 991 mm (39.0 in)

Curb weight 700 kg (1,543 lb)

Related Racing car: Alfa Romeo Tipo 33

 

:: Concept cars:

Alfa Romeo Carabo

Alfa Romeo 33.2

Alfa Romeo Iguana

Alfa Romeo Navajo

 

:: Designer Franco Scaglione

 

:: REFERENCE: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_33_Stradale

 

:: 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, California,US

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• Concours d'Elegance, Pebble Beach, California, USA • Monterey Bay Peninsula: Pebble Beach Resort and Golf Co. California Central Coast •

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