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Alfa Romeo Tipo 33: The development and racing history


Alfa Romeo Tipo 33: The development and racing history

By Ed Mc Donough
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Hardback • 25x25cm • 224 pages • 412 colour pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787111-31-8

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• First book on these important sports cars of 60s & 70s
• Complete history of all the events, never appeared in print
• Details of all the drivers of Alfa T33
• History of each model including development
• Chassis histories-list of all chassis where known
• Interviews with key period personalities
• Significant proportion of previously unseen photographs
• Live track tests of original cars driven by and photographed by the authors
• Participation and support given by Alfa Romeo, Italy
• T-33-based Concept Car analysis


The definitive record, this is the first book to be written about the history and development of Alfa Romeo’s fabulous Championship-winning Tipo 33 prototypes. With many previously unseen photographs and interviews with key personalities, this is a vital addition to any Alfa enthusiasts collection.


At the time, little was recorded about the activities of Alfa Romeo s World Championship-winning Sports Racing car, the Tipo 33. The model had a long career, as a factory car as well as in private hands from 1967 until 1977. The great Italian motor sport engineer Carlo Chiti designed and ran a prolific number of different models of this Tipo. Unfortunately nothing of the history of these developments was documented at the time, but the authors have managed, after intense investigation and numerous personal interviews, to uncover much about this marvelous sports prototype. The fruits of their labors abound, manifesting as many previously unseen photographs and the personal recollections of the prime movers in the Tipo 33 s career. If you like Alfas, you'll love this book.

Additional Information

Period covered:
1967 to present

Models covered:
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Racing Cars and Concept cars:
1967-2 litre Periscopico
1968 onwards -2 litre and 2.5 litre T33/2
1969-70 - 3 litre T33/3
1971-onwards - 3 litre T33/3 and 4 litre T33/4
1972 - 3 litre T33/TT/3 V8
1973-75 - 3 litre T33/TT12
1976-77 - 3 litre T33/SC12 and Turbo
Concept cars based on T33 Stradale chassis from 1967


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