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Old 07-25-2011, 03:35 AM
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Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, one of the most beautiful cars of all time ...

Universally accepted as one of the most beautiful production cars of all time, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was first shown to the world late in 1967. It combined a race-proven chassis (in 1968 Alfa Romeo 33s would finish first through third in class at Le Mans) with a stunning body penned by the brilliant Franco Scaglione. The 'Stradale' was very light and slippery, which allowed it to rival the time's fastest road cars despite being powered by a V8 engine that displaced just under 2 litres. One of the world's first supercars, the mid-engined Alfa Romeo was also very expensive and less than a dozen were sold in period. Five of the cars that were left un-sold were handed to Italy's design houses and formed the basis for some of the period's most influential and beautiful show cars.
Today the surviving Alfa Romeo 33 Stradales, with the exception of the Alfa Romeo museum owned example, are only very rarely seen in public. Earlier this year one was entered at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este for the first time in the event's history and it immediately took home two of the three best of show prices. We had seen the same car at Pebble Beach in 2006 and a sister car a year earlier. The best shots from these rare encounters have made it into our 24-shot gallery, which illustrates a detailed history on one of the most beautiful cars of all time.

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1967 - 1969 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale - Images, Specifications and Information
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I just posted this question on another thread about the 33 Stradale but if you know the answer, I would love to hear it.

What is the spinning round piece (approximately 4.5 inches wide) that sits at the very rear of the transaxle. It seem turn with the transmission speed, not the engine speed. The three arm bracket outside of the spinning piece provides a base for the arm that holds the pivot for the shift linkage. My guess is it is a counter balance to minimize vibration in the 6 speed Coloti transaxle. Ideas?
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One more question... Of the 12 Stradales built, all were red except one blue one built for Count Corrado Agusta. Though nit-picky... any idea if Scaglione painted it blue or if it left the "factory" red?
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I believe the round piece to be the clutch. Not sure about the blue car. I wonder where it ended up and if it is in fact still blue.
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