The number "33" has been undoubtedly associated with Alfa Romeo since 1967, when the first race-car prototype with this name was created. But the Italian brand didn't stop at the race tracks. Two years later, a sports car version was released, with a gobsmacking design: the Alfa 33 Stradale, as beautiful as it is rare.
The 33's platform immediately revealed itself to be attractive to designers, who, from Pininfarina to Ital Design, designed different versions of it, from 1968 to 1976. This version, without a doubt one of the best, is by Franco Scaglione, who had just left Bertone's studio to set up his own business, and apparently he is no worse than the famous designer. The car's elegant curves, striking profile, curvy windows and dihedral doors are sheer sophistication.
This is, however, a relatively unknown model, unfairly shadowed by the famous Ferrari Dino 206, and other similar cars. Only 18 copies of this car were made, with an astronomical price, which might explain why it's so rare. There is also a difference between the front of some of the cars that is visible in the grid and the headlights. A combination of a number of qualities - strong, aggressive, elegant, sensuous - the Stradale is a true sculpture on wheels.