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Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
Illustration Via http://idfsk.blogspot.com
If you’ve ever been in the lucky position to see a Type 33 Stradale in the flesh, then you’ll know what we mean when we assert that this just might be the most beautiful car that has ever, or will ever, be built.
We happened to be in its hallowed presence at the Pebble Beach Concours show in California in 2005. Ever since then its image has haunted us with its unmatched beauty.
The ‘Stradale’ road going version of the car that was launched in 1967 was the result of development from Alfa’s competition department that was known as Autodelta, whose aim it had been to restore Alfa’s racing success of the very early 1950s.
By the end of the fifties Alfa had withdrawn from competition to concentrate on road-going GTs.
The Stradale thus represented the re-integration of Alfa’s racing ethos into their by-now well established ability to make truly desirable Gran Turismo.
And desirable GTs don’t get any more desireable than this baby.
Photography via http://www.museostorico.it/
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