Alfa Romeo 1932

6C 1750
8C 2300

Italy


Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Mille Miglia at Salone di Milano.
Motor SportNovember 1932
A visit to the Olympia Motor Show.

The centre of attraction on the Alfa Romeo stand was the 8-cylinder 2.3 litre chassis, the type which has proved so successful during the past two seasons. The 1½ litre model is no more, and the rest of the exhibits were 1,750 c.c. Gran Sports and Gran Turismo cars.
Motor SportNovember 1932
Alfa-Romeos for 1933.

The activities of the famous Italian concern are now confined to two main types, the 6-cyl. 1,750 c.c. and the 8-cyl. 2,336 c.c. The first can he obtained in various forms, starting with the 17/75 single camshaft Turismo, followed by the twin camshaft 17/85 Gran Turismo, the long wheelbase supercharged twin camshaft 17/90 Gran Turismo Compressor, and the short wheelbase supercharged twin camshaft 17/95 Gran sport.
The 21/220 h.p. 8-cylinder model is sold in two wheelbase lengths, 10ft. 4in. and 9ft. 2in., for two or four seater bodies.
Chassis prices:
17/75 h.p. - £625
17/85 h.p. - £695
17/90 h.p. supercharged - £1095
17/95 h.p. - £975
21/220 h.p. short - £1625
21/220 h.p. long - £1975
 

6C 1750

6C 1750 Turismo (6 cyl, 1752 cc, SOHC, 46 bhp; 122 in)
6C 1750 Sport / Gran Turismo (6 cyl, 1752 cc, DOHC, 55 bhp; 115 in) - end of prod. (920 ex.)
6C 1750 Super Sport / Gran Sport (6 cyl, 1752 cc, DOHC, 64 bhp; 108 in) - end of prod. (317 ex.)
6C 1750 Gran Turismo compressore (6 cyl, 1752 cc, DOHC, 80 bhp, 124.4 in) - end of prod. (159 ex.)
6C 1750 Super Sport / Gran Sport compressore (6 cyl, 1752 cc, DOHC, 85 bhp; 108 in) - end of prod. (52 ex.)


Alfa Romeo 6 C 1750

Alfa Romeo 6 C 1750 GTC
 

8C 2300

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 Spider Corsa (R8 cyl, 2336 cc, 155 bhp; 108.3 in) - end of prod.
8C 2300 Monza (R8 cyl, 2336 cc, 165 bhp; 104.3 in)
8C 2300 Le Mans (R8 cyl, 2336 cc, 155 bhp; 122 in)


Alfa Romeo 8 C 2300

8C 2300 Le Mans 4 Seater

Alfa Romeo 8 C 2300 Spider Touring Alfa Romeo 8 C 2300 (Wielka Enc. Sam.-150)

Tipo B (P3) (R8 cyl, 2654 cc, 215 bhp; 104.3 in) - debut in Italian GP at Monza in June

European Championship Grand Prix victories:
1st Italian GP #8 Tipo B Nuvolari
3rd Italian GP #2 Tipo B P3 Borzacchini/Marinoni/Carraciola
1st French GP #12 Tipo B Nuvolari
2nd French GP #30 Tipo B Borzacchini
3rd French GP #18 Tipo B Caracciola
1st German GP #2 Tipo B Caracciola
2nd German GP #10 Tipo B Nuvolari
3rd German GP #12 Tipo B Borzacchini
European Championship Grand Prix entries:
  Italian GP 05.06.1932 Result:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen. class  
2 Monza Borzacchini SA Alfa Romeo 3rd    
8 Tipo B Nuvolari SA Alfa Romeo 1st    
14 Tipo B P3 Campari SA Alfa Romeo 4th    
20 Monza Caracciola SA Alfa Romeo 11th    
24 Monza Ghersi Scuderia Ferrari 7th    
28 Monza Siena Scuderia Ferrari 9th    
30 Monza Gazzabini Carlo Gazzabini dns    
             
  French GP 03.07.1932 Result:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen. class  
4 Monza Étancelin M. Lehoux fail.    
10 Monza Raymond Sommer Raymond Sommer dna    
12 Tipo B Nuvolari SA Alfa Romeo 1st    
16 Monza Wimille J.P. Wimille fail.    
18 Tipo B Caracciola SA Alfa Romeo 3rd    
24 Monza Zehender G. Zehender 7th    
26 Monza Pesato J. Pesato dns    
30 Tipo B Borzacchini SA Alfa Romeo 2nd    
34 Tipo B Giuseppe Campari SA Alfa Romeo res.    
46 Monza Félix/Girod P. Félix 8th    
             
  German GP 17.07.1932 Result:
No. Model Driver Entrant gen. class
2 Tipo B/P3 Rudolf Caracciola S.A. Alfa Romeo 1st    
10 Tipo B/P3 Tazio Nuvolari S.A. Alfa Romeo 2nd    
12 Tipo B/P3 Mario U. Borzacchini S.A. Alfa Romeo 3rd    
14 Tipo B/P3 Giuseppe Campari S.A. Alfa Romeo dna    
46 6C 1500 Henry Täuber H. Täuber - 1st 800-1500
60 6C 1500 Stefan Gyulai Count S. Gyulai - dnf 800-1500
* Not complete list.

Alfa Romeo v. Bugatti in the French G.P.
GP races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
03.04.1932 Tunis GP     2 10 Monza 2.3 Etancelin 3rd  
              Siena 4th  
17.04.1932 Monaco GP 6 6 4 28 Monza 2.3 Nuvolari 1st  
          2 Monza 2.3 Caracciola 2nd  
          32 Monza 2.3 Zehender 5th  
          26 Monza 2.3 Campari 10th  
24.04.1932 Oran GP         2500 Zehender 2nd  
24.04.1932 Prix Royal of Rome         2300 Taruffi 2nd 2000→3000 2nd
            2300 Comotti 8th  
08.05.1932Targa Florio 6 5 3 10 8C 2300 Monza Nuvolari 1st  
          6 8C 2300 Monza Borzacchini 2nd  
          13 8C 2300 Monza Ghersi / Brivio 4th  
16.05.1932 Nîmes GP           Etancelin 4th  
22.05.1932 Avusrennen           Caracciola 2nd  
22.05.1932Casablanca GP   3 1     Etancelin 2nd  
29.05.1932 Eifelrennen           Caracciola 1st 1500→ 1st
              Tauber   800→1500 1st
29.05.1932Torvilliers GP           Sommer   sports 5000 1st
              Mme Siko   sports 3000 2nd
05.06.1932Picardy GP                
19.06.1932 Lwów GP 1 1 1 6 8C 2300 Monza Caracciola 1st  
26.06.1932 Lorraine GP           Wimille - 2000→ 1st
              Etancelin - 2000→ 4th
31.07.1932 Nice Circuit Race         8C Sommer 2nd 2000→ 5th
              Zehender 4th 2000→ 4th
31.07.1932 Coppa Ciano           Nuvolari 1st  
              Borzacchini 2nd  
              Campari 3rd  
14.08.1932 Coppa Acerbo         2,650 c.c. Nuvolari 1st  
            2,650 c.c. Caracciola 2nd  
              Brivio 4th  
14.08.1932 GP du Comminges           Zehender 1st  
              Sommer 3rd  
17.08.1932 La Baule GP         1,750 c.c. Mme. Siko 7th  
04.09.1932Czechoslovakian GP       4 Monza Nuvolari 3rd  
                4th  
11.09.1932 Monza GP 8 8 6 6 Tipo B Caracciola 1st Heat 1: 1st
          24 Tipo B Nuvolari 3rd Heat 2: 2nd
          42 Tipo B Borzacchini 4th Heat 3: 2nd
25.09.1932Marseille GP                

Monaco GP, Monte Carlo : Tazio Nuvolari,
Alfa-Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 2.3/S8 #28,
SA Alfa Romeo, Winner.
Motor SportAugust 1932

Nuvolari passing Chiron on the fast bend just after the tribunes in French GP.

Monza GP: Rudolf Caracciola, Alfa Romeo Tipo B 2650 cc won the race 50 second ahead of Fagioli (Maserati) with average speed of 178,315 km/h (110.8 mph).

Tipo B driven by Campari at Reims GP.
Other races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
10.04.1932 Mille Miglia   37 21 106 Borzacchini/Bignami 8C 2300 1st S1.5→ 1st; 3.0 1st
          83 Trossi/Brivio 8C 2300 2nd S1.5→ 2nd; 3.0 2nd
          89 Scarfiotti/D'Ippolito 6C 1750 GS 3rd S1.5→ 3rd; 2.0 1st
          46 Minoia / Balestrieri 6C 1750 GTC 4th VGI 1st
          96 Carraroli / Ghersi 8C 2300 5th S1.5→ 4th; 3.0 3rd
          63 Giulay / Venturi 6C 1500 6th S→1.5 1st
          92 Santinelli / Berti 8C 2300 7th S1.5→ 5th
          52 Lurani / Canavesi 6C 1500 SS 9th S→1.5 2nd
          110 Gazzabini / "Zai" 6C 1750 10th S1.5→ 7th; 2.0 2nd
15.05.1932 Brooklands Junior Mountain Handicap         R. E. L. Featherstonhaugh 1,484 c.c. 1st -
15.05.1932 Brooklands Senior Mountain Handicap         R. E. L. Featherstonhaugh 1,484 c.c. 1st -
18.06.1932 24h Le Mans   7 3 8 Sommer/Chinetti 8C 2300 LM 1st  
          11 Cortese/Guidotti 8C 2300 LM 2nd  
          18 Siko / "Sabipa" 8C 2300 LM 4th  
10.07.1932Spa 24 Hours     4 38 Brivio/Siena 8C 2300 MM 1st  
          40 Taruffi/D'Ippolito 8C 2300 MM 2nd  
          30 Howe/ Birkin 8C 2300 LM 3rd  
20.08.1932 Tourist Trophy 3 2 2 2 Earl Howe 8C 2300 4th 2000→3000 1st
          3 Sir Henry Birkin 8C 2300 5th 2000→3000 2nd
15.08.1932 Targa Abruzzo         Balestrero   1st  
            Tadini   2nd  
            Foligno   3rd  
Coppa Principe di Piemonte         Nuvolari   1st  
            D'Ippolito   2nd  
25.09.1932Munkkiniemenajo                

8C 2300 Monza (Baconin (Mario Umberto) Borzacchini) at Traga Florio in May (2nd).

8C 1300 Monza (Antonio Brivio) at Targa Florio.

Targa Florio winner: Tazio Nuvolari in the 8C 2300 Monza.

Alfa Romeo at Targa Florio.

The winner of 24h Le Mans: 8C 2300 (Raymond Sommer / Luigi Chinetti).

Alfa Romeo at Le Mans.

2nd at Le Mans: 8C 2300 (Franco Cortese / Gian Battista Guidotti).

Le Mans winner: 8C 2300 (Raymond Sommer / Luigi Chinetti).

6C entered and driven by Mme Odette Siko with Louis Charavel finished 4th at Le Mans.

Le Mans (?).

Borzacchi i Bignami na trasie zwycięskiego Mille Miglia.

Motor Sport, May '32

8C 2300 (Bravio-Siena) at 24 Hours Francorchamps.
 


Tipo B (P3)

Vittorio Jano designed a new racer called Monoposto Tipo B (P3) for the 1932 Grand Prix season. The Tipo B won straight from its first outing the 1932 Italian Grand Prix in June. It is powered by an enlarged version of the 8C engine now at 2,665 cc, fed through a pair of superchargers instead of a single one.

Motor SportJuly 1932
Italian G.P.

Two of the Alfa-Romeo team of four cars were the well-tried 2,350 c.c. machines, driven by Caracciola and Borzacchini, while Nuvolari and Campari were to handle new cars, of slightly larger capacity and incorporating many original features. Briefly, the specification of these new cars is as follows :-8 cylinders in line, 65 x 100, giving a cubic capacity of 2,650 c.c., two overhead camshafts, magneto ignition, two superchargers with the usual Alfa-Romeo carburetters, transmission by two cardan shafts, and the complete car weighs 700 kilos.

Tipo B (P3) - nowy model

P3

The Tipo B debut in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Tazio Nuvolari's car refueling at the pits.
Two entirely new entered cars not only finished the race bu took 1st and 4th place.