ALFA ROMEO 33 TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT “CONCORSO D’ELEGANZA VILLA D’ESTE”
As yet another evidence of the visceral bond between between Alfa Romeo and the “Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este”, the Alfa Romeo 33 stands out as the star of this prestigious event of the automotive world, dating back to 1929.
In addition to its traditional and aristocratic headquarters in Cernobbio, the “Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este” also involved the enchanting Villa Erba, where the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was celebrated. This is the reason why Alfa Romeo showcased two gems from its vintage collection, the 33/2-liter “Daytona” (1968) and the 33 TT 12 (1975), both of which featured on the French tarmac.
The Alfa Romeo 33/2-liter “Daytona” is the emblem of the noble sporting spirit of the Brand. After winning its second of two F1 World Championships with the “Alfetta” 158-159, and retiring from competition in 1951, Alfa Romeo returned to the international scene with Autodelta (1963), the Milan company’s official racing department, this year celebrating its 60th anniversary.
The Tipo 33 is a family of cars that dominated the scene for a decade, from 1967 to 1977, not only on the track but also on the road. The 33 Stradale – the type-approved version of the racing 33 – remains a style emblem for the Brand, the epitome of functional design and beauty devoted to performance. No surprise it went down in history being defined it as one of the most beautiful cars in the world ever.