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Friday, May 1, 2020

The concept cars built based of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale chassis (Part-2)

We continue talking about beautiful concept cars built on the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale chassis. After previously discussed 3 concept cars made by Pininfarina.
1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale recognized as one of the world's most beautiful cars. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aDPLe)
Then here is another concept car built on the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale chassis, which was carried out by other Italian coachbuilders such as Italdesign who produced a concept car called the Alfa Romeo Iguana and the other is Bertone with a car called Alfa Romeo Carabo in 1968, and 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo. 

Here are the three concept cars:

1. Alfa Romeo Iguana 
The Iguana project would be Ital Design’s third creation and Alfa Romeo wanted the car to debut in late October 1969 at the Turin Salon and the car built based on the chassis number of 750.33.116, Giugiaro’s ‘Iguana’ appeared more practical and viable for production than those efforts by Bertone and Pininfarina.
1969 Alfa Romeo Italdesign Iguana Concept by Italdesign was debuted at the 1969 Turin Motor Show. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3cWAVQB)
At its leading edge, the nose incorporated a full-width opening and traditional Alfa Romeo grille. The upper surface housed retractable headlights and a discretely integrated spoiler at the base of the windscreen. Large glass panels were used including for the roof and rear quarters. They lent an unusually airy feel to the cockpit.
1969 Alfa Romeo Iguana Concept's rear deck, tail fascia, and wings were all heavily vented to improve cooling. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VDzQHw)
Its second spoiler was located above the base of the rear window and formed part of an unconventionally high tail. The rear deck, tail fascia, and wings were all heavily vented to improve cooling.

2. Alfa Romeo Carabo
The 1968 Alfa Carabo concept marked a revolutionary stage in supercar design made by Stilo Bertone, with its hydropneumatic-powered scissors doors and multi-colored one-way glass windows.
1968 Alfa Romeo Bertone Carabo designed by Marcello Gandini and built on the 33 Stradale chassis by the Stilo Bertone. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1rJbaoy)
The car was designed by Marcello Gandini, and the Carabo (which means 'beetle') was unveiled in October 1968, at Porte de Versailles in Paris. It was based on the chassis of the mid-engined V8 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale and mean as an experimental design aimed at solving aerodynamic issues while the car was driven at high speed.
1968 Alfa Romeo Bertone Carabo was unveiled in October 1968, at Porte de Versailles in Paris. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/15M30aC)
And its engine capable made 230 hp of power at 8,800 rpm, which made the car possible to achieve a top speed of 250 kph (155 mph).

3. Alfa Romeo Navajo
Besides the Carabo above, the same chassis was used to make a concept car that was named Alfa Romeo Navajo and also made by Stilo Bertone.
1976 Alfa Romeo Bertone Navajo designed by Nuccio Bertone and built on the 33 Stradale chassis by the Stilo Bertone. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3bSGHmd)
The Navajo concept car is designed by Nuccio Bertone with a futuristic and fantastic exterior design touch, both in character and color inspired by the most popular fictional science-fiction series in the late 1970s titled 'Battlestar Galactica.'
1976 Alfa Romeo Bertone Navajo was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1976. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3bSGHmd)
This concept car has a body that is entirely made of fiberglass. Armed with a 2.0-liter V8 engine, its power reaches 230 hp. This car was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1976.
And Alfa Romeo Navajo became the last concept of the series of concept cars based on the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale chassis, including Italdesign Iguana, Bertone Carabo, and a trio of Pininfarina concept cars. And like nearly all the 33 Stradale concepts, once its show career was over and retained by Alfa Romeo for their Museo Storico in Arese, Italy.*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SUPERCARS.NET | SUPERCAR NOSTALGIA | DRIVETRIBE]
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