Alfa Romeo 1933

6C 1750 - end of prod. (1929-33 - 2579 ex.)
6C 1900 - this year only (1933-33 - 197 ex.)
8C 2300

Italy


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

6C 1750 Turismo (6 cyl, 1752 cc, SOHC, 46 bhp; 122 in) - end of prod. (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

6C 1900 GT (R6 cyl, 1917 cc, SOHC, 68 bhp; 115 in) - this year only (197 ex.)

6 C 1900 (Ruiz 38)
 

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 Monza (R8 cyl, 2336 cc, 165 bhp; 104.3 in) - end of prod. (10 ex.)
8C 2300 Le Mans (R8 cyl, 2336 cc, 155 bhp; 122 in)


8C 2300 Coupé

8 C 2300 Cabriolet

8 C 2300 Coupé Victoria

8 C 2300

8 C 2300 (Retroviseur 10-19)
 

Tipo B (P3) (R8 cyl, 2654 cc, 215 bhp; 104.3 in) - end of prod. (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.
Grandes Épreuves:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
23.04.1933 Monaco GP 9 8 4/3 26 Monza 2.6 Borzacchini 2nd
          16 Monza 2.3 Chiron 4th
          32 Monza 2.6 Trossi 5th
11.06.1933 French GP 15 12 5 26 Monza 2.3 Étancelin 2nd
          18 Monza 2.3 Eyston 3rd
          52 Monza 2.3 Sommer 4th
          46 Monza 2.3 Moll 5th
          8 Monza 2.3 Villars 6th
09.07.1933 Belgian GP 9 5 2 12 Monza 2.6 Siena 5th
          8 Monza 2.6 Sommer 7th
10.09.1933 Italian GP 14 10 8 12 Tipo B/P3 Fagioli 1st
          52 Monza 2.3 Lehoux 4th
          4 Monza 2.6 Siena 5th
          16 Monza 2.3 Castelbarco 6th
          42 Monza 2.3 Ghersi 7th
          46 Monza 2.3 Moll 8th
24.09.1933 Spanish GP 8 6 3 38 Tipo B/P3 Chiron 1st
          10 Tipo B/P3 Fagioli 2nd
          30 Monza 2.3 Wimille 5th

Tunis GP

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.
Other GP races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
France 19.02.1933GP Pau 3 2 1 4 Monza Étancelin 3rd
26.02.1933Swedish Winter GP 3 2 1 2 Monza 2.3 Widengren 1st
05.03.1933 Swedish Ice Race 2 2 2 15 Monza 2.3 Pietsch 1st
          17 Monza 2.3 Bjørnstad 3rd
France 26.03.1933 Tunis GP 7 7 6/5 28 Monza 2.6 Nuvolari 1st
          8 Monza 2.3 Borzacchini 2nd
          32 Monza 2.3 von Waldthausen 4th
30.04.1933 Alessandria (Coppa Borodino) 13 9 7/6 14 Monza 2.6 Nuvolari 1st
          16 Monza 2.6 Trossi 2nd
          10 Monza 2.6 Brivio 3rd
07.05.1933 Tripoli GP 11 9 5 4 Monza 2.3 Tazio Nuvolari 2nd
          64 8C-2300 Taruffi 5th
          22 8C-2300 Balestrero 6th
          66 8C-2300 Ghersi 7th
          20 8C-2300 Battaglia 8th
21.05.1933 Avusrennen 5 5 3 26 Monza 2.6 Nuvolari 3rd
          27 Monza 2.6 Borzacchini 3rd
          24 Monza 2.3 Jellen 5th
21.05.1933 Avusrennen (voiturette) 1 1 1 2 8C-1500 Rüesch 4th
France 21.05.1933 Picardy GP 4 4 3 2 Monza 2.3 Étancelin 1st
          4 Monza 2.3 Sommer 2nd
          28 Monza 2.3 Villars 4th
28.05.1933Targa Florio 11 11 5 8 Monza 2.3 Brivio 1st
          4 8C 2300 Balestrero 2nd
          5 Monza 2.3 Cararoli 3rd
          12 Monza 2.3 Gazzabini 4th
          9 Monza 2.3 D'Alessio 5th
28.05.1933 Eifelrennen 9 8 5 1 Monza 2.6 Nuvolari 1st
          6 Monza 2.6 Taruffi 3rd
          2 Monza 2.3 Chiron 4th
          14 Monza 2.6 Pietsch 6th
          5 Monza 2.3 Siena 7th
France 04.06.1933 Frontières GP 3 2 1   Monza 2.3 Penn-Hughes 2nd
France 04.06.1933 Nîmes GP 6 5 4 22 Monza 2.6 Nuvolari 1st
          2 Monza 2.3 Etancelin 2nd
          8 Monza 2.3 Moll 3rd
          12 Monza 2.3 Sommer 4th
11.06.1933Lwów GP 3 3 3/2 4 Monza 2.3 Bjørnstad 1st
          8 Monza 2.3 Widengren 2nd
          16 Monza 2.3 Balestrero 2nd, dsq
24.06.1933 Penya Rhin GP 5 4 3 16 Monza 2.3 Zanelli 1st
          18 Monza 2.3 Sameiro 2nd
          8 Monza 2.6 Nuvolari 5th
France 02.07.1933 GP de la Marne 11 10 3 2 Monza 2.3 Étancelin 1st
          8 Monza 2.3 Wimille 2nd
          10 Monza 2.3 Sommer 3rd
14.07.1933 Mannin Moar 5 3 3 6 Monza 2.3 Lewis 1st
          11 Monza 2.3 Eyston 2nd
          14 8C-2300 Don 4th
30.07.1933 Coppa Ciano 14 10 8/7 26 Monza 2.6 Brivio 2nd
          18 Monza 2.6 Borzacchini / Tadini 4th
          10 Monza 2.3 Battaglia 5th
06.08.1933 Swedish Summer GP 6 5 3 19 Monza 2.6 Brivio 1st
          22 Monza 2.3 Straight 2nd
          3 Monza 2.3 Bjørnstad 3rd
France 06.08.1933 Nice GP 8 8 4 8 Monza 2.3 Moll 3rd
          16 Monza 2.6 Fagioli 4th
          30 Monza 2.3 Lewis 6th
          32 Monza 2.3 Félix 7th
France 13.08.1933 La Baule GP 2 2 2 34 Monza 2.3 von Waldthausen 4th
          32 Monza 2.3 Villars 10th
13.08.1933 Coppa Acerbo 13 6 3 62 Tipo B/P3 Fagioli 1st
          26 Monza 2.3 Pellegrini 6th
          58 Monza 2.3 Grosch 7th
France 20.08.1933 GP du Comminges 12 9 7 40 Tipo B/P3 Fagioli 1st
          18 Monza 2.3 Wimille 2nd
          26 Monza 2.3 Moll 3rd
          8 Monza 2.3 von Waldthausen 4th
          12 Monza 2.3 Etancelin 5th
France 27.08.1933 Marseille GP 15 11 7 42 Tipo B/P3 Chiron 1st
          34 Tipo B/P3 Fagioli 2nd
          20 Monza 2.3 Moll 3rd
          12 Monza 2.3 Wimille / Sommer 4th
10.09.1933 Monza GP 15 11 6 14 Monza 2.3 Moll 2nd
          18 Monza 2.3 Bonetto 3rd
          24 Monza 2.3 Balestrero 5th
          48 Monza 2.3 Ghersi 7th
          52 Monza 2.3 Cornaggia-Medici 8th
          34 Monza 2.3 Hellé-Nice 9th
17.09.1933 Masaryk Circut 11 8 5 2 Tipo B/P3 Chiron 1st
          34 Tipo B/P3 Fagioli 2nd
          26 Monza 2.3 Wimille 3rd
          68 6C1500 Rüesch →1.5 3rd
France 17.09.1933 Grand Prix de France         Monza 2.3 Sommer 1st

8C 2300 Monza (Baconon (Mario Umberto) Borzacchini) at Targa Florio (Scuderia Frrrari).

Targa Florio winner: Antonio Brivio in the 8C 2300 Monza (Scuderia Frrrari).

3rd at Targa Florio: Guglielmo Carraroli in the 8C 2300 Monza (Scuderia Frrrari).

Renato Balestrero finished 2nd at Targa Florio.
Other races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
26.02.1933 Swedish GP 3 2 2/1 2 Monza Per-Viktor Widengren 1st  
          30 Monza Eugen Bjørnstad dsq  
09.04.1933 Mille Miglia 33 30 22 98 8C 2300 MM Nuvolari/Compagnoni 1st 2.0→3.0 1st
          91 Monza Castelbarco/Cortese 2nd 2.0→3.0 2nd
          90 8C 2300 Taruffi/Pellegrini 3rd 2.0→3.0 3rd
          80 8C 2300 Battaglia / Bianchi 4th 2.0→3.0 4th
          85 8C 2300 Scarfiotti / d'Ippolito 5th 2.0→3.0 5th
          77 8C 2300 Santinelli / Berti 6th 2.0→3.0 6th
          78 8C 2300 Ruesch / Keßler 7th 2.0→3.0 7th
          97 8C 2300 Gazzabini / D'Alessio 8th 2.0→3.0 8th
          63 6C 1750 GS Foligno / Comotti 9th 1.5→2.0 1st
          73 6C 1750 GS Peverelli / Dell'Orto 10th 1.5→2.0 2nd
          64 6C 1750 GS Casti / Soffietti 12th 1.5→2.0 3rd
06.05.1933 International Trophy 1 1 1 7 2336 cc (s) Hon. B. E. Lewis 1st Gr. 1 1st
05.06.1933 Brooklands Fourth Mountain Handicap - - -   1,484 c.c. (s) H. Rignold 3rd  
France 17.06.193324h Le Mans 9 7 4 11 8C 2300 Sommer/Nuvolari 1st 3.0 1st
          8 8C 2300 Chinetti/Varent 2nd 3.0 2nd
          12 8C 2300 Lewis/Rose-Richards 3rd 3.0 3rd
          21 6C 1750 GS Rousseau/Paco 8th 2.0 1st
02.07.193324h Spa 8 7 5 68 8C 2300 Chiron/Chinetti 1st →3.0 1st
          66 8C 2300 Sommer/Stoffel 2nd →3.0 2nd
          62 8C 2300 Greeve/Thelusson 3rd →3.0 3rd
            RLTF Matozza / Meert 9th →4.0 3rd
            6C 1750 GS Rousseau / Paco 13th →2.0 4th
13.08.1933Targa Abruzzo           Trossi 1st  
              Siena 2nd  
              Ghersi 3rd  
02.09.1933Tourist Trophy           Rose-Richards 3rd  
08.10.1933Coppa Principessa di Piemonte           Comotti/Barbieri 1st  
              Bonetto 2nd  
              Farina 3rd  
Coppa Borodino           Nuvolari 1st  
              Trossi 2nd  
              Brivio 3rd  
Coppa Principe di Piemonte         Siena 1st  
              Balestrero 2nd  
Motor SportMay 1933

Mille Miglia 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.

Le Mans winners: Raymond Sommer and Tazio Nuvolari.

Le Mans 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).
 

8C 2300 (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 winners.

6C 1750 (André Rousseau / Francois Paco) at Le Mans.
Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
  31.07.1933 Coupe des Alpes   3   Carriere 1750 cc 1500→2000 1st Glacier Cup
            Arturo Mercanti 1750 cc 1500→2000 4th