The 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 ‘Daytona’ was created to race in highly competitive endurance events, the 2.2 litre Porsche 907 had been dominating these races and so Alfa Romeo decided to race a 2.0 litre model in the class just below the 907.
It was a clever strategic play by the Italians and it paid off in a big way, at the first race the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 took the win for the 2.0 litre class with drivers Udo Schütz and Nino Vaccarella taking turns behind the wheel at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
After the car’s victory at Daytona it became affectionately known as the ‘Daytona’ and made it’s way to Europe to race at the Targa Florio where it took second, then onto the Nürburgring 1000 km for another win, followed by yet another victory at the 1000km Monza.
A total of 28 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytonas were built, this particular chassis (75033.029) won at Imola in 1968 and is headed for the auction block at the RM Auction in Monaco between the 11th and 12th of May 2012. There’s no listed price estimate for the Alfa but it’s a safe bet that it’s significantly more than banks keep in the vault.
Check out the official listing here.
Photo Credits: Simon Clay ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions
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