Don’t Call it a Kit Car

Some of you might be familiar with the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale.

By Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England - 1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale Prototipo, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4399048
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale Prototipo

I’ll bet most of you aren’t. That’s a shame, it’s been called one of the most beautiful cars in the world. But it’s also understandable since only a handful were made and they cost a small fortune. Considered the first “supercar” ever produced, the V8-powered Stradale was a street legal race car clad in an aluminum and plexiglass bodywork. Imagine witnessing one on these on the road in 1967!

Sadly, most of us will never lay eyes on one of the few, rare examples ever produced. But wait— maybe we will! Not necessarily one of the real Italian examples, but an Oklahoma version passionately built incredibly close to the genuine article.

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