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Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale (1967 - 1969)

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale (1967 – 1969)
10th November 2018 Someday Classics
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale (1967 – 1969)
 
The Tipo 33 Stradale must be Alfa’s prettiest car ever and it took some of it’s styling cues from the Ferrari 330 P4 of LeMans fame. Only ever hand built, it has been said that no cars were the same.
Its body was built by Franco Scaglione, the final assembly was done by Autodelta and, with only 18 made, these cars are so exclusive that they take the rareity band to another level.
 
The 33 Stradale is a racing car for the road and if you ever fancied a Le Mans racer, there is surely nothing better. At a recent outing, the rest of the show-goers don’t seem to notice the little Alfa and it as it attracts way less attention than it deserves.
 
Although the 33 Stradale’s 2.0lt V-8 makes about 227hp, it could blast the 0-60mph time in just 6.0sec. Even though it was using the slightly destined racing engine, the 227hp gave the 700kg Alfa an exceptionally healthy power-to-weight ratio. The V8 loves to rev and it goes all the way to 10,000rpm, an unbelievable figure for a V8.
 
Top speed was expected to be around 160mph giving it enough pace to sprint away from the pack. In my humble opinion the ’33 Stradale is probably the most gorgeous of them all.
 
Well, the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 ticks all the desirability boxes, but coming in at anything above
2 miĺlion dollars, there are very few enthusiasts who will ever get the chance to take one out for a spin.