Alfa Romeo Iguana

Alfa Romeo 33 Iguana (ItalDesign) (1968)

It was created to highlight the sporting successes of the 33 racers; Alfa Romeo entrusted the mechanical assembly of the 33/2 road version.

Unveiled at the November 1969 Turin Salon was the first concept by Giorgietto Giugiaro for his new firm, ItalDesign. Dubbed “Iguana”, a small production run of cars was planned but never actually happened for one reason or another. The use of brushed-steel bodywork was certainly novel and Giugiaro later adopted a similar treatment for the DeLorean DMC-12. Elements of many earlier Giugiaro designs were apparent on the Iguana, everything from the De Tomaso 2000 Competizione to the three-seat Bizzarrini Manta.

It featured a 230 bhp 1995cc, mid-mounted V8, from the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2.