1/4 1967 Alfa Romeo 33/2 Long Tail Zagato Le Mans.
This original wind tunnel / styling model was crafted by Centro Stile Alfa Romeo. This fiberglass model is large – about one quarter scale, measuring over 3.5 feet long (43” / 110 cm). It was previously owned by Zagato coachbuilding, and comes with a letter from the man at Zagato who received it from Mr. Gastroni, who worked for Alfa Centro Stilo in the 1960s.
Showing are two great reference photos, the first one is Carlo Chiti – head of AutoDelta (Alfa) in the late 1960s/early 1970s standing beside Tipo 33 styling models. To his left beside his hand is a styling model for a Porsche 908/03 – so he must have been comparing the competition! It is hard to know for sure but this actual model might be in the group – on the second row from the top, on the far left. The second image shows a similar or possibly the same model again on display (top left corner) beside the real car. (K02U)