1969 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3

Sports Racer
RM Sotheby's Monaco 2022
Saturday, 14 May
€1,636,250 ($1,703,336)
Sale Price
€1,700,000 - €2,100,000
Est. Range
14 May 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Competition restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 10580023. RHD. 2998cc Lucas fuel injected 440hp V-8, 5-speed transaxle, low nose, full width air intake, covered head and driving lights, short tail, full width rollbar, silver painted centerlock alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, fire system.

Evaluation: Raced for Autodelta at Le Mans in 1970 by Nani Galli and Rolf Stommelen, by Toine Hezemans and Masten Gregory at the 1970 Targa Florio and a support car in the movie Le Mans. Decent recent race car quality paint and recovered driver’s seat. Scratched rear spoiler margin. The rest of the car is older and shows historic competition use but also regular attention. Never fully restored but the accumulated attention is close.

Bottom Line: Sold by RM here in 2012 for $1,593,838 (€1,232,000 at the time, this result is €1,636,250 reflecting a sizable shift in exchange rates in favor of the US$ since 2012). A comparable Ferrari of this era is fantastically expensive and while $1.7M is serious money the 33/3 represents great value in high caliber historic racing events, not to mention the staggering good looks.

by Rick Carey
8 June 2022
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