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I was just wondering if anyone in the forum would support a petition to Fiat Alfa to rebuild some or all of the originally planned 50 tipo 33 stradales to be rebuilt to period spec by Alfa Romeo in a historic manufacturing plant?

There is a lot of interest in these cars and not many were built so a number of people are planning to rebuild these cars I see on the forum. However a factory build would help these people make theri own cars also I believe in terms of getting the right designs and in the engineering too because more knowledge is better, considering if the notion of a rebuild of the tipo 33 by Alfa Romeo is considered the price would be too high for me anyway.

I ask because Jaguar are rebuilding now the 6 planned for lightweight e type jaguars that were never built in period to exactly the same period spec as then to comply with FIA regulations at a heritage type factory I believe.

Alfa Romeo/Autodelta originally planned 50 to be built but the common knowledge is that 18 were actually built. However following a pervious thread of mine it is not sure whether even 12 cars were actually built in total.
So Alfa Romeo could build 6 more to make 18 or if there was sufficient interest more to make 50.
 

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I had hoped to get together lots of supporters for the proposal to rebuild the tipo 33 stradales that were not actually built but were planned (50).

If Alfa Romeo under Fiat at least was aware of the support for such a thing then it would in my opinion help the whole range of post 1945 classic alfa era cars (pre 1945 cars excepted since they are well catered for) as well since until recently in my opinion alfa's formidable road and racing history was used solely by marketeers for the Fiat alfas produced with not attention being paid to the historic cars of the group, and at one point i believe Fiat planned to sell off the alfa romeo museo. There should be a centre of excellence for restoring older alfa romeos at arese (milan) in my opinion and where possible like the 33 stradale to build cars that should have been built in the first place because there were too few built in my opinion.
The exception in the Fiat group is Ferrari with its classiche department specially for rebuilding classic Ferraris according to original specs (not rebuilding new classic ferraris like jaguar is doing) from the source at the maranello factory site.
 

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..."not rebuilding new classic ferraris compared to jaguar which is rebuilding new e type jaguars to period spec" I meant to say
 

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The truth is that Fiat really doesn't care one way or the other. Doesnt care, hasnt the cash. They don't even care about the museum.
Yes they could do this, like Jaguar has. And make money. Like Jaguar has. But someone woul have to get off his back and get to work. At Alfa, right now.... No chance...
 

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Berlinista...lets discuss....Fiat consistently said how it values the alfa romeo brand and the value it holds in automotive history. I indeed said previously, like you, that until recently they did not care much about the museum or past classic alfas from a factory point of view ...many specialists and clubs like that in the netherlands keep their spirit alive.

However things did change lately because following auto news as I have done also professionally, Fiat made a huge success of Chrysler cars in the usa. Thus it does have considerable money to invest in europe. This was the money that it has used to invest in the "skunkworks" for new alfas with an entire range planned. So in my opinion Fiat "does" have the money right now, but "interest" by them is what I was trying to build here showing enough support.

Ferrari has its classiche restoration centre and in my opinion Alfa Romeo ranks not far below if not equal to it in terms of history and considering Alfa Romeo was the Ferrari of pre 1945 cars. So why cannot Alfa Romeo have the same thing?

Now Fiat has some money the museo will be open again and refurbished...please look at other recent thread about this...and one hopes "not" turned into the glitzy ferrari museo lookalike.

Regarding interest if we as the fans of classic alfas show enough support for things to be done or propose rebuilds to period spec...then I believe the whole classic alfa world will benefit even if ultimately there are no rebuilds...maybe there could be an "alfa romeo classiche" centre at arese milan. I believe an effort with support by many fans will encourage Fiat to consider the classic scene for alfas more and as you said could provide money for them also.
 
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