Cars We Sold
1968 Alfa Romeo T33 Serial Number 75033.101
|Make||Alfa Romeo||Model||Tipo 33 Stradale|
|Engine Type||2 litre 2 valve||Chassis Type||Autodelta|
|Build Sequence #||Number Built||2nd of 18|
|Body Type||Coupe||Body Builder||Marazzi|
|First Owner||Wessells||Current Owner||Current Owner|
|Build Sheet||Yes||Current Location|
Was one of only two Alfa 33 Stradales in the USA. Now only one in the USA.
75033*101, First “production” Stradale.
New to Henry Wessells who worked for the Bud Company, a very large wheel manufacturer with offices in Europe. Henry was well connected in Europe, at Alfa Romeo and Auto Delta. He knew Carlo Chiti personally and bought the car directly from Chiti.
To Kirk White who sold the car to a Dentist in Philadelphia who only kept the car for a short period of time.
To Mike Ryan who left the car in his will to Keith Goring and Susan, his wife. It was gifted to Keith and Susan @ a basis of $60,000. A semi–basket case which had been apart for 14 years. To Keith Goring and Susan Dixon. Keith Goring and Susan Dixon own Alfas Unlimited in Norfolk, Connecticut.
The Factory Dyno sheets for this car claim 243 HP @ 9400 RPM with a “street” exhaust and 254 HP with open exhaust.
The car was assembled and the restoration was completed as of July 1996.
1996, August, raced at Monterey Historics.
1996, September, raced at Lime Rock Vintage Fall Festival. 2nd in class.
1996 September, shown at Castles Hill Concours, Massachusetts.
1997 March, shown at Amelia Island, Florida. Won Road and Track Phil Hill “The car we would most like to drive home” award.
1997, September, at Louis Vuitton Concours, Rockefeller Center, N Y.
1997, 3–5 Oct., at Daytona Vintage car event.
1999, 6 Apr., Mike Sheehan given an exclusive to market and sell the car. Advertised with 1/2 page ads in the Ferrari market Letter, Sports Car Market, various English Magazines and mailed out on a mailer to about 1,050 of the top collectors on the planet.
1999, 15 May, for sale in FML, hale page ad, by M. Sheehan.
The ultimate post–war Alfa Romeo. Super exotic. Aluminum body, gullwing doors, 2.0 liter aluminum block V8 with a six–speed transaxle. Staggering performance and the epitome of 60’s Italian styling and good looks. Italian racing red, of course, with tan interior. Priced to sell in today’s market at $750,000. Interesting Alfa Romeo or Ferrari trades considered. For additional information see Autoweek, 1 February 1999 and Road and Track Magazine March, 1999.
1999, June, sold by Michael Sheehan to a European buyer.
See Classic & Sportscars, January 1999 for detailed feature article on this car.
See Road & Track, 1999, Feb., pages 80 thru 86, detailed article by Sam Posey with excellent photos.
See Autoweek, 1 Feb. 1999, page 25, for detailed one–page article on this car by John Matras under his column, “The Car”.
See Road & Track, 1997, June, Tom Bryant’s column, Misc. Rambling.