Model Factory Hiro announced a new 1/12 Full Detail kit. This time it’s the Tipo33 STRADALE!
- A full detailed, multi-material kit featuring white metal, resin, etching, metal turned parts, rubber tires, decals and various cords allowing for maximum representation of the original vehicle.
- Aluminum turned parts used for wheel rim and engine fannel.
- Front cowl removable, and doors can be opened allowing for full view of the detailed interior after completion.
Check out the MFH website for more information.
The 33 Stradale, first built in 1967, was based on the Autodelta Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 racing car. The car, designed by Franco Scaglione, and built by Carrozzeria Marazzi, made its debut at the Paris Salon de L’Auto 5 October 1967.
The first prototype (chassis no. 10533.01) was built at Autodelta’s workshop in Settimo Milanese, side by side with the Tipo 33 “Periscopica” race car in 1967. The body was built by Franco Scaglione and his men, while Autodelta made the technical production. Another magnesium bodied prototype (chassis no. 10533.12) (planned for some street racing) was started by Scaglione. However, this was not finished until 1968 by Marazzi. The two prototypes are the only ones to have dual headlight arrangement. This was redesigned by Scaglione on the following production cars due to regulations on minimum headlight distance from the ground.
The two prototypes carry the projects original serial numbers, 105.33.xx. However, the Tipo 33 racing- and production Stradales got 750.33.0xx (racing) and 750.33.1xx (stradale) chassis numbers. Marazzi claims to have built 18 chassis. 5 of them were used for 6 concept cars (one chassis was used twice) by Pininfarina, Bertone and Giugiaro/ItalDesign. Eight are confirmed with Scaglione’s beautiful bodies. The rest are experimental or unconfirmed at this point. There are huge holes in the history of the Tipo 33s and the exact number (allegedly 18) of actual Stradale-chassis (with 10 cm longer wheelbase than the race cars) doesn’t quite match the range of chassis numbers.
The car was introduced at the Sport Car Show at Monza, Italy in September 1967. Only 18 were made. The prototype (chassis No. 10533.01) was sold to private Gallery Abarth, Japan. The second magnesium bodied Stradale prototype (chassis No. 10533.12) and the five concept cars are now part of the Alfa Romeo Museum.
Want to know more about the history of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale? Check out more on wikipedia!