Classic Car Catalogue
Alfa Romeo 1933
6C 1750 - discontinued (1929-33 - 2579 ex.)
6C 1900 - this year only (1933-33 - 197 ex.)
Prague Motor Showin October.
The 6C 1750 was produced in six series between 1929-1933. Base model had a single overhead cam, Super Sport and Gran Sport versions had double overhead cam engine (DOHC). A supercharged versions were available. 1865 cars were built along with 714 sold as rolling chassis and bodied by coachbuilders such as Zagato, Touring and James Young. Total production was 2579 units.
The last derivate of the original 1500 version, the 6C 1900 with an 1917 cc engine was introduced in 1933, now with an aluminium head for the first time. With 68 brake horsepower this version could achieve top speed of 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph). Only 197 copies were made.
Alfa Romeo is in financial trouble. Only 408 cars and a few aero engines were built this year. Fiat's offer to take control over the company was rejected. It was rescued by the Italian government who took control in 1933 through the Istituto Riconstruzione Industriale (IRI). Ugo Gobbato become managing director on 1st of December. His strategy is to concentrate on producing aero engines, trucks and vans for military use and continue building limited number of exclusive and racing cars for image-making.
6C 1750 Turismo (6 cyl, 1752 cc, SOHC, 46 bhp; 122 in) - discontinued (1131 ex.)
6C 1750 GS (R6 cyl, 1752 cc, 85 bhp; 108.1 in) - this year only (44 ex.) Light alloy cylinder head, lighter chassis.
6 C 1750 GS
6C 1900 GT (R6 cyl, 1917 cc, SOHC, 68 bhp; 115 in) - this year only (197 ex.)
C 1900 (Ruiz 38)
8C 2300 Corto (8 cyl, 2336 cc, 142 bhp; 108.3 in)
8C 2300 Lungo (8 cyl, 2336 cc, 142 bhp; 122 in)
8C 2300 Monza (R8 cyl, 2336 cc, 165 bhp; 104.3 in) - discontinued (10 ex.)
8C 2300 Le Mans (R8 cyl, 2336 cc, 155 bhp; 122 in)
8C 2300 Coupé
8 C 2300 Cabriolet
C 2300 Coupé Victoria
C 2300 (Retroviseur 10-19)
Tipo B (P3) (R8 cyl, 2654 cc, 215 bhp; 104.3 in) - discontinued (6 ex.)
In 1933 the supercharged dual overhead cam straight-8 engine was enlarged (bore: 68 mm, stroke: 88 mm, 2557cc) to 2.6 litres ('8C 2600') for the Tipo B, was fitted to the Scuderia Ferrari 8C Monzas. Scuderia Ferrari had become the "semi-official" racing department of Alfa Romeo, who were no longer entering races as a factory effort due to the poor economic situation of the company. With the initial 215 hp of the 2.6 engine, the Monoposto Tipo B (P3) racer could accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in less than 7 seconds and could eventually reach 135 mph (217 km/h).
Motor SportFebruary 1933
Chiron (Alfa Romeo).
For some time after Chiron had severed his connection with Bugatti last autumn, it was commonly thought that he would race a Bugatti privately in 1933. But this is not so, for it is now rumoured fairly widely that the famous Monagesque driver will pilot a 2.3 litre Alfa Romeo next season, and will actually make his first appearance at the wheel of the Italian car in the Grand Prix of Pau on February 19th.
Meanwhile, Louis Chiron is enjoying the winter sports in Austria.
The Alfa Romeo Bombshell.
It came as a great shock to everyone to hear that the Alfa Romeo concern will not race next season. This bad news was considerably alleviated when another rumour came through that the usual team of "monopostos," with Nuvolari, Caracciola and Borzacchini would be raced by the Alfa racing manager, Aldo Giovanni. But this respite was not to last, for the latest news is that the sleek red monoposto cars will languish in the Alfa works all next season. They will not be raced, they will not be sold, they will not be lent, and it is unlikely that any of the three official drivers will take the trouble to race 2.3 litre models privately.
Luigi Faggioli won the Italian GP
Motor SportJune 1933
Louis Chiron in the Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3
in Monaco GP
. Entered bi Scuderia CC, finished 4th.
8C 2300 Monza
(Baconon (Mario Umberto) Borzacchini) at Targa Florio
Philippe "Phi Phi" Étancelin in his light blue 8C 2300 Monza chassis #2211097 at the 1933 (second) Grand Prix de Nice, where he started in the front row with Tazio Nuvolari who was now driving a Maserati 8CM. For more than half of the race, the two men had an incredible duel, exchanging the lead of the race several times and outpacing all the other racers. Alas, on the 56th lap, Étancelin's Monza suffered brake failure and he had to retire.
winner: Antonio Brivio
in the 8C 2300 Monza (Scuderia Frrrari).
3rd at Targa Florio
: Guglielmo Carraroli in the 8C 2300 Monza
Renato Balestrero finished 2nd at Targa Florio
Motor SportMay 1933
winner: Tazio Nuvolari, 8C 2300 MM
, Scuderia Ferrari.
Motor SportJune 1933
The winner of the International Trophy at Brooklands
, Brian Lewis sits on the pit counter, while mechanics fill up with petrol and change wheels.
winners: Raymond Sommer and Tazio Nuvolari.
winner: 8C 2300
(Scuderia Alfa Romeo).
2nd at 24h Le Mans
: 8C 2300
(Luigi Chinetti / Philippe Varent) (Scuderia Alfa Romeo).
3rd at 24h Le Mans
: 8C 2300
(Brian Lewis / Tim Rose-Richards).
(Guy Moll / Guy Cloitre) at 24h Le Mans
Entered by M.G. Eyston 8C 2300
(Louis Chiron / Franco Cortese) in Le Mans
The Le Mans
(André Rousseau / Francois Paco) at Le Mans
Coupe des Alpes
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