1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2

Endurance race cars from the 60s are instantly recognizable from their curvaceous, streamlined body styling. While the Porsche 907 is likely the best example from the era, Alfa Romeo’s response was the Tipo 33/2. Not as graceful but effective nevertheless, the Tipo 33/2 had an extensive palmarès with diverse wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Targa Florio, Nurburgring, and Monza.

This example – Jay Iliohan’s 1968 Chassis No. 015 – is a veteran of Le Mans and Daytona and is still actively campaigning at vintage racing events.

Top: The low, sculpted front end of the Tipo 33/2. Alfa Romeo’s signature grille is present even if only in a symbolic form. 

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Tachometer first: Presented centrally to the driver, it is surrounded by a phalanx of switches labelled – naturally – in Italian.

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Front end: Flowing arches and vents are meant to channel air effectively around, in and out of the car.

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View from the rear: The rear of the Tipo 33/2 is more angular. Large intakes sit just aft of the doors, supplying the 2.5L motor with copious amounts of cooling air.

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Group 5: Tech inspection completed, it will share the track with Lolas and GT40s once again.

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Waiting for the driver: The steering wheel and driving gloves lay on the passenger seat, ready for the driver.

08_jcr-1753Watkins Glen 2016: Multiple stickers from previous years are layered underneath. 

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