Imagine a full-on racecar going into production!? 2.0-liter V8 engine in the middle, bubble glass canopy.The 33 Stradale is credited as the first-ever production car with dihedral ‘butterfly’ doors, a real racing treat in a road car.
The design is ethereal with otherworldly panel simplicity and beauty.
The only shutlines to speak of are the front and rear clamshells. Stellar covered lamps in flowing glass. Simple, delicate front shield grille. Magnesium wheels with simple drilled holes inside.
Unlike the Ford GT40 or Porsche 908 of its era, however, the 33 Stradale is TINY in person. It is almost unreal how much smaller the car seemed in real life versus previous photos.
We’re enchanted with the car, and love how it feels next to the 4C Coupe and Spider nearby.
1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale
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