1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona
Offered by RM Auctions | Monaco | May 11-12, 2012
The Tipo 33/2 was Alfa Romeo’s prototype sports racing car for 1968. This one was a works race car that had at least one victory – finishing first at Imola in 1968 with Nino Vaccarella and Teodoro Zeccoli. The rest of the podium consisted of two other Tipo 33/2’s – a testament to the car’s dominating performance.
The “Daytona” moniker was given to the car after it won the 2-lire class at the 1968 24 Hours of Daytona. Tipo 33/2’s grabbed wins at the Targa Florio and class wins at the 1000km of the Nürburgring and 1000km of Monza.
The competition history of this car includes:
- 1968 500km Imola – 1st (with Nino Vacarella & Teodoro Zecolli)
- 1969 1000km Monza – 10th (with Antonio Zadra & Giuseppe Dalla Torre)
- 1969 GP Swerige – 12th (with Antonio Zadra)
- 1969 Sports Neubiberg – 7th (with Klaus Reisch)
- 1970 Dijon – 14th (with Hubert Ascher)
- 1970 Sports Neubiberg – 5th (with Klaus Reisch)
- 1970 Magny Cours International – 3rd (with Klaus Reisch)
This model is stated to be “the most original of its kind” and it looks fantastic – I’m sure it sounds just as good (you can get a brief snippet of engine noise from the very dramatic video of the car that RM has on their website). It has a 270 horsepower 2.0-liter V8 (there were cars with a 315 horsepower 2.5-liter V8).
A total of 28 Tipo 33/2’s were built between 1967 and 1968. Amazingly, there is an even rarer road-car variant – but who needs that when the car offered here is road registered and ready to race… er drive safely on the highway! RM’s pre-sale estimate on this car is €900,000-€1,100,000 or $1,199,970-$1,466,630. For the complete catalog description, click here. And to see the rest of what RM has in store for Monaco, click here.
Update: sold $1,305,360.