Cars to Drive in a Lifetime: Alfa Romeo Tipo33 Stradale

Unfortunately, only 18 street versions of this superb Alfa Romeo were ever built. The automaker created this car in 1968 as its second-ever mid-engined model with a loud 2.0-liter V8 engine capable of 230-250 horsepower. Called the Tipo33 Stradale, the car boasted a lightweight body made of fiberglass and a tubular frame. It also flaunted enhanced aerodynamics and a maximum speed of up to 150 mph. Back in the late 1960s when it was produced, a new 33 Stradale cost approximately $17,000, but now, if anyone would be willing to give it up, the car could fetch at least $1 million.

  • Claim to Fame: It finished first, second and third in class at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
  • Where to Drive It: A lap around the Daytona road course, where else?
  • How to Get Behind the Wheel: You’ll just have to wait for someone to decide to give away its baby at a car auction. Be prepared with pots of money!
  • Did You Know? The V8 powering the Stradale was actually a detuned racing engine.

Alfa Romeo Tipo33 Stradale (20) 

By : 27 May 2011
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