1969 Alfa Romeo T33/2 Spyder

In 1969, Autodelta converted a number of 1968 cars to spyder configuration for continued use. The resultant design was very similar to the T33/2 Daytone minus all the bodywork above the windscreen base. This configuration was chosen for the 1969 Targa Florio which sometimes these cars are named after.

The new body was fitted to a chassis very similar to the 1967 car with its large-diameter H-frame chassis that also carried the fuel. The 270 bhp, 2-liter, aluminum V8 was retained to avoid a costly engine development program.

Sources & Further Reading

1. Collins, Peter et. al. Alfa Romeo Tipo 33.Veloce: December 2005.
2. Kidston, Simon. http://www.kidston.com. 2008
3.Chizzola, Gianni.Autodelta. Campanotto: 2004.

In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atSettimo Milanese, Italy
engineersGuisseppe Busso, Oarzio Satta, Carlo Chiti
engine90º V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionMid, Longitudinal
block materialAluminum
valvetrainGear-Driven DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedLucas Mark II Fuel Injection
displacement1995 cc / 121.74 in³
bore78 mm / 3.1 in
stroke52.5 mm / 2.1 in
power201.3 kw / 270 bhp @ 9600 rpm
specific output135.34 bhp per litre
bhp/weight465.52 bhp per tonne
body / frameAluminum Body over Aluminum Large-Diameter Frame w/Front & Rear Magnesium Subframes
driven wheelsRWD
front tires4.75×13
rear tires6.00×13
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Radius Rods, Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight580 kg / 1279 lbs
wheelbase2250 mm / 88.6 in
front track1340 mm / -1.0 in
rear track1450 mm / 57.1 in
length3960 mm / 155.9 in
width1760 mm / 69.3 in
height990 mm / 39.0 in
transmissionAlfa Romeo 6-Speed Manual
race victories1968 Mugello GP