Connoisseurs of vintage Top Gear clips will know that parallel parking a big, mid-engined Italian supercar—say, a Lamborghini Countach—is a chore. The same cannot be said of big, mid-engined Italian race cars, like this Alfa Romeo 33/2. And when its owner was kind enough to accept a hand, Jalopnik was there to help.
The sound of its mid-mounted 2.5-liter V8 at 9,600 rpm may be lost, but the Tipo 33/2 is brutal and beautiful even in black and white, frozen mid-air. Clearly from the stone age of aerodynamics, the car was assigned to Mario Casoni, Nino Vaccarella, and Iganzio Giunti for the 1968 Nürburgring 1000 Km, but it was…
Now installed on everything from European superminis to SEMA tuners, the Lambo-style scissor doors were first featured on Marcello Gandini’s gorgeous 1968 Bertone Carabo concept.