The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was the road-going version of the Tipo 33 racing car.
Only 18 were produced between 1967 and 1969; it was one of the world’s first supercars.
This exquisite motor car was designed by the celebrated Franco Scaglione, who became known as the unacknowledged master of aerodynamic design as applied to the motor car.
The 33 Stradale is credited as being the first car fitted with dihedral doors.
But over and above the doors, the Stradale was fitted with a 2-litre, V8, mid-mounted engine capable of revving to 10,000rpm.
Fitted with a six-speed gearbox, a time when four-speed was the norm’, an aluminium body producing 230hp and a total kerb weight of only 700kg, the Stradale was quick, very quick.
The Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale is plausibly one of the most beautiful cars ever made and one of the rarest. Of the 18 built, only ten exist.
A car very difficult to value due to rarity; in any event, they rarely change hands.