Alfa Romeo 1933

6C 1750 - end of prod.
6C 1900 - this year only
8C 2300

Italy

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 Coupé Victoria


8 C 2300 Cabriolet


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.)

Grandes Épreuves victories:

2nd Monaco GP 26 Monza Borzacchini
2nd French GP 26 Monza 2.3 Étancelin
3rd French GP 18 Monza 2.3 Eyston
1st Italian GP 12 B (8C-2600) Fagioli
1st Spanish GP 38 B (8C-2600) Chiron
2nd Spanish GP 10 B (8C-2600) Fagioli

Grandes Épreuves entries:

  Race: Entries Best results:
23.04.1933Monaco GP 9 2nd, 4th, 5th
11.06.1933French GP 15 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
09.07.1933Belgian GP 9 5th, 7th
10.09.1933Italian GP 14 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
24.09.1933Spanish GP 8 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th

Other Grand Prix victories:

3rd GP Pau 4 Monza Étancelin
1st Swedish Winter GP     Widengren
1st Swedish Ice Race     Pietsch
1st Tunis GP 28 Monza 2.6 Nuvolari
2nd Tunis GP 8 Monza 2.3 Borzacchini
1st Alessandria Circuit     Nuvolari
2nd Tripoli GP     Nuvolari
1st Finnish GP     Ebb
3rd Avusrennen     Nuvolari
1st Picardy GP     Étancelin
1st Targa Florio 8 8C 2300 Monza Brivio
2nd Targa Florio 4 8C 2300 Balestrero
3rd Targa Florio 5 8C 2300 Monza Cararoli
1st Eifelrennen     Nuvolari
3rd Eifelrennen     Taruffi
1st Nîmes GP     Nuvolari
1st Florence Circuit     Trossi
1st Lwów GP 4 8C Monza Bjørnstad
2nd Lwów GP 8 8C Monza Widengren
1st Penya Rhin GP     Zanelli
2nd Penya Rhin GP     Sameiro
1st GP de la Marne     Étancelin
1st Mannin Moar 6 8C-2300 Monza Lewis
3rd Mannin Moar 11 8C-2300 Monza Eyston
2nd Coppa Ciano     Brivio
1st Swedish Summer GP     Brivio
3rd Swedish Summer GP 3 Monza 2.3 S-8 Bjørnstad
1st Coppa Acerbo     Fagioli
3rd Nice GP 8 Monza Moll
1st Comminges GP     Fagioli
2nd Comminges GP     Wimille
3rd Comminges GP     Moll
1st Marseille GP     Chiron
2nd Monza GP     Moll
3rd Monza GP     Bonetto
1st Czechoslovakian GP     Chiron
2nd Czechoslovakian GP     Fagioli
3rd Czechoslovakian GP     Wimille

Other Grand Prix entries:

  Race: Entries: Best results:
France GP Pau 19.02.1933   3rd
Swedish Winter GP 26.02.1933   1st
Swedish Ice Race 05.03.1933   1st
France Tunis GP 26.03.1933 7 1st, 2nd, 4th
Alessandria Circuit 30.04.1933   1st
Tripoli GP 07.05.1933   2nd
Finnish GP 07.05.1933   1st
France Picardy GP 21.05.1933   1st
Targa Florio 28.05.1933 11 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Eifelrennen 28.05.1933   1st, 3rd
France Nîmes GP 04.06.1933   1st
France Florence Circuit 11.06.1933   1st
Lwów GP 11.06.1933 3 1st, 2nd
Penya Rhin GP 24.06.1933   1st, 2nd, 5th
France GP de la Marne 02.07.1933   1st
Mannin Moar 14.07.1933 5 1st, 2nd, 4th
Coppa Ciano 30.07.1933   2nd
Swedish Summer GP 06.08.1933 5 1st, 3rd
France Nice GP 06.08.1933 8 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th
Coppa Acerbo 13.08.1933   1st
France GP du Comminges 20.08.1933   1st, 2nd, 3rd
France Marseille GP 27.08.1933   1st
Monza GP 10.09.1933   2nd, 3rd
Czechoslovakian GP 17.09.1933   1st, 2nd, 3rd

Other victories:

1st 24h Le Mans 11 8C 2300 Sommer/Nuvolari
2nd 24h Le Mans 8 8C 2300 Chinetti/Varent
3rd 24h Le Mans 12 8C 2300 Lewis/Rose-Richards
3rd Tourist Trophy     Rose-Richards
1st 24h Spa     Chiron/Chinetti
2nd 24h Spa     Sommer/Stoffel
3rd 24h Spa     Greeve/Thelusson
1st Targa Abruzzo     Trossi
2nd Targa Abruzzo     Siena
3rd Targa Abruzzo     Ghersi
1st Mille Miglia     Nuvolari/Compagnoni
2nd Mille Miglia     CastelBarco/Cortese
3rd Mille Miglia     Taruffi/Pellegrini
1st Coppa Principe di Piemonte     Siena
2nd Coppa Principe di Piemonte     Balestrero
1st Coppa Principessa di Piemonte     Comotti/Barbieri
2nd Coppa Principessa di Piemonte     Bonetto
3rd Coppa Principessa di Piemonte     Farina
1st Coppa Borodino     Nuvolari
2nd Coppa Borodino     Trossi
3rd Coppa Borodino     Brivio
Other races:
  Race: Entries: Best res.:
Mille Miglia 09.04.1933   1st, 2nd, 3rd
France 24h Le Mans 17.06.1933 9 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th
24h Spa 02.07.1933 8 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Targa Abruzzo13.08.1933   1st, 2nd, 3rd
Tourist Trophy 02.09.1933   3rd
Coppa Principessa di Piemonte08.10.1933   1st, 2nd, 3rd
Coppa Borodino   1st, 2nd, 3rd
Coppa Principe di Piemonte   1st, 2nd
       

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).


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.


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) at Le Mans.


The Le Mans winners.


6C 1750 (André Rousseau / Francois Paco) at Le Mans.


Faggioli in GP Italy


GP Tunis