Alfa Romeo 33-2 Spider

  In 1969, Autodelta converted a number of 1968 cars to spyder configuration for continued use. The resultant design was very similar to the T33/2 Daytone minus all the bodywork above the windscreen base. This configuration was chosen for the 1969 Targa Florio which sometimes these cars are named after. The new body was fitted to a chassis very similar … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo Carabo

  Two years after debuting the curvaceous Lamborghini Miura, Bertone took the wraps of the wedge-shaped Alfa Romeo Carabo, signalling a new direction in supercar design. Both the name and paint were derived from a small bright green beetle. Much inspiration was drawn from the Carabo when the Lamborghini Countach was designed, which inherited the overall shape and the scissor … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo 33 ‘Periscopica’ Spyder

  After winning the first two Formula 1 World Championships in 1950 and 1951, Alfa Romeo officially withdrew from motor racing to concentrate on a new line of road cars. Although these cars were not as glamorous as the pre-War Alfas, they were still clearly inspired by the designs of old. At the end of the decade work was started … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

  There is no shortage of spectacular machinery that sport the Alfa Romeo badge but few can rival the Tipo 33 ‘Stradale’. First shown at the Sport Car Show at Monza in September of 1967 and officially introduced at the Turin Motor Show later in the year, the Stradale was the road-going version of Alfa Romeo’s Tipo 33 mid-engined sports … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sport 1600 Pininfarina Coupe

  Alfa Romeo had not produced a purpose-built racing car for almost a decade when Carlo Chiti’s Autodelta rolled out the ‘TZ’ in June of 1962. In the years before the Italian manufacturer’s racing cars were all modified and even re-bodied road cars. Autodelta was officially independent from Alfa Romeo but received considerably works support and was incorporated in 1964. … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint 1600 GTA

  Alfa Romeo wanted to be part of it all and the company decided to commission an up-and-coming workshop to prepare its cars: Autodelta, headed by Carlo Chiti, a world-famous designer from the Ferrari stable. The resulting marriage between engineering and motor sport has become the stuff of legend. On February 18 1965, Autodelta’s first creation was presented at the … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo Canguro

  Alfa Romeo had made a successful return to motorsport with the TZ (Tubular chassis and Zagato body) model, and in 1964 explored the opportunity to make a road going version of the lightweight racer. Although the Zagato version was highly competitive, it was also very expensive, so Alfa Romeo offered a TZ chassis to both Bertone and Pininfarina to … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Lunga

  Among the famous Italian coach builders Zagato held a special spot;most of them specialized in appearance, but that came second at Zagato where motor racing took top priority. Zagato designed their bodies to be very light weight and aerodynamically efficient. Despite aesthetics being less important, the designs usually looked very good and were easily recognizable. The most famous of … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Touring Cabriolet

  Carrozzeria Touring was already responsible for the ‘regular’ SS bodied version, when they set out to design a convertible version of the SS. Technically these 1900s were exactly the same as their fixed head cousins. In all only three examples of the Touring designed convertibles were constructed. Today only the featured example is known to have survived. After a … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo 750 Competizione

  This is one of at the most two 750 Competizione prototypes constructed. It differs distinctly from the car’s original design, which had the headlights mounted in the grille much like the Boano Abarths of the time. We are not sure whether this is in fact the second car produced or that the original was restyled. It is today part … Continua a leggere