Alfa Romeo 1933

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

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.)

Victories:

1st Targa Florio #8 8C 2300 Monza Brivio
2nd Targa Florio #4 8C 2300 Balestrero
3rd Targa Florio #5 8C 2300 Monza Cararoli
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 Coppa Acerbo Fagioli
1st Coppa Borodino Nuvolari
2nd Coppa Borodino Trossi
3rd Coppa Borodino Brivio
2nd Coppa Ciano Brivio
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 Eifelrennen Nuvolari
3rd Eifelrennen Taruffi
3rd Avusrennen Nuvolari

1st Italian GP Fagioli
2nd French GP Etancelin
3rd French GP Eyston
1st Penya Rhin GP Zanelli
2nd Penya Rhin GP Sameiro
1st Spanish GP Chiron
2nd Spanish GP Fagioli
2nd Monaco GP Borzacchini
2nd Monza GP Moll
3rd Monza GP Bonetto
1st Tunis GP Nuvolari
2nd Tunis GP Borzacchini
1st Comminges GP Fagioli
2nd Comminges GP Wimille
3rd Comminges GP Moll
2nd Tripoli GP Nuvolari
1st Czechoslovakian GP Chiron
2nd Czechoslovakian GP Fagioli
3rd Czechoslovakian GP Wimille

Entries:

  Targa Florio entries: (28.05.1933) Result:
#3 6C 1750 GS Bue ret.
#4 8C 2300 Balestrero 2nd
#5 8C 2300 Monza Carraroli 3rd
#6 8C 2300 Magistri ret.
#7 6C 1750 GS Virgilio ret.
#8 8C 2300 Monza Brivio 1st
#9 8C 2300 D'Alessio 5th
#10 8C 2300 Monza Borzacchini acc.
#11 8C 2300 Napoli ret.
#12 8C 2300 Gazzabini 4th
#13 8C 2300 Ghersi ret.

  24h Le Mans 17.06.1933 Entrant: Results:
gen. class
#8 8C 2300 Chinetti / Varent Alfa Romeo 2nd 2nd - 2001-3000
#9 8C 2300 Howe / Hamilton Lord Howe dns -
#10 8C 2300 Moll / Cloitre Mme Heldé dnf -
#11 8C 2300 Sommer / Nuvolari Alfa Romeo 1st 1st - 2001-3000
#12 8C 2300 Lewis / Richards A.W. Fox 3rd 3rd - 2001-3000
#14 8C 2300 Eyston G.E.T. Eyston dns -
#15 8C 2300 Chiron / Cortese M. G. Eyston acc. -
#20 6C 1750 Siko / Charavel Mme. O. Siko acc. -
#21 6C 1750 Rousseau / Paco A. Rousseau 8th 1st - 1501-2000

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 Mnas.


The Le Mans winners.


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


Faggioli in GP Italy


GP Tunis