Fifty years never looked so good on something, but when it’s a classic Italian car, graceful aging is almost expected. We’re talking about the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, which celebrates 50 years this year.
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was based on the 33 Tipo race car. Stradale, which literally translates to “road going” from Italian denoted this was a race car for the street. It featured a 2.0-liter V8 engine and a six-speed manual transmission, which shifted 230 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Not shabby numbers at all for a road-going car in the late 1960s. Another fun fact: the 33 Stradale adopted the Quadrifoglio four-leaf clover badge as a symbol of pride.
Alfa Romeo will put the 33 Stradale, along with 33 other projects, on display at its Museo Storio museum in Arese, Italy. Alfa Romeo added, “The exhibition continues with five of the six concept cars derived from the 33 chassis, created by great masters of car design: Carabo, Iguana, 33/2 Special, Cuneo, and Navajo.”
It’s a remarkable chance to see some seriously beautiful cars if you happen to be traveling to Italy.