Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale: 50th Birthday (August 2017)

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale’s 50th Birthday

In August 2017, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale celebrated its 50th birthday. The 33 Stradale was originally penned by Franco Scaglione in Italy. Currently, the Museo Storio Museum in Arese, Italy has a 33 Stradale on display. The Italian wording for this year’s celebration was “33 La Bellezza Necessaria” which means “33 Necessary Beauty”. These words fit perfectly with the beauty and timeless appearance of the exterior of the Stradale.

Debut at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza 1967

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was initally designed around the technology of the Tipo 33 race cars. It made its debut at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in August 1967. At this point, Alfa Romeo adapted the Quadrifoglio four-lead clover badge as a symbol of pride. Fortunately for fans, the 33 Stradale was displayed on temporary exhibit for it’s 50th birthday. If you don’t get a chance to see it here, there’s always next time.

33 Stradale’s Chassis Used for Many Concept Vehicles

From the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale’s chassis, there were multiple concept cars designed over the years. These cars include the 33/2 Daytona, 33 SC 12 Turbo, 33TT12, Carabo, and Iguana. There’s a good chance you may have never heard of some or all of the vehicles. But, they were all created by Alfa Romeo on the 33 Stradale’s chassis. Each car had its own styling and purpose, ranging from full out race car to pedestrian concept car.

2.0-Liter V8 Engine with 6-Speed Colotti Manual Transmission

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a rear mid-engine two door vehicle. It was produced from November 1967 to March 1969 and assembled in Milan, Italy. The 33 Stradale sports a 2.0-liter V8 engine couped with a 6-speed Colotti manual transmission. At only 1,543 lbs, this was a very lightweight vehicle with an estimated 230 horsepower. This allows the car to hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, which was quick upon release but can be considered a bit sluggish in modern times. The 33 Stradale has a top speed of 160 mph.

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is Worth Over $10 Million in Today’s Market

Overall, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a legendary car that hit it’s 50th birthday in August 2017. Initially sold for $17,000 in 1968, the 33 Stradale is worth well over $10 million in current times. As a rare spectacle, many are not fortunate enough to see this beautiful vehicle. For car collectors, this car equates to the dreams of many. In the end, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a beautiful and timeless car that helped shape the way of racing through the years.

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