Welcome to one of the most beautiful racecars of all time: the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Daytona.
Wearing the fabulous bubble glass windshield of the Periscopo T33, but a long-tail aero treatment and even a targa top — the Daytona is like a dream come true for vintage racecar aficionados.
One interesting T33 detail is that the car has none of the imposing and heavy-roof feel of the Porsche 917 or Ford GT40. Where those cars are all giant A-pillars and letterbox visibility, the Alfa is chopped like a speedster as a raw chassis — even in hardtop versions like this Daytona or the crazy-fast Tasmin.
There are a few Daytona’s in private hands these days, but this Imola 500K-winner is authentic 60s sweat and gasoline. If there is a high art for car fans, the Daytona surely sits on the board of trustees.
This example sold in Monaco in 2012 for around $1.2 million.
11-12 May 2012
1968 Alfa Romeo T33/2 ‘Daytona’
To be auctioned on Saturday, May 12, 2012
Sold for €1.008.000
- Chassis no. 75033.029
270 bhp, 1,995 cc fuel-injected DOHC V-8 with dual ignition, six-speed gearbox, independent front and rear suspension by double wishbones, rear-wheel-drive, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,250 mm (88.58”)
• One of the best documented Tipo 33/2 Dayontas of the period
• Ex-Nino Vaccarella, Teodoro Zeccoli, winner of 500 Km of Imola
• Stunning eight-cylinder power; gorgeous design
• Exceptional event car; FIA, HTP and FIVA documentation
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