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#7292 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona Coupé (1968) Louwman Museum

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Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona Coupé (1968) at the Louwman Museum in The Hague (Holland)

Alfa Romeo is an Italian premium car manufacturer famous for its line-up of luxury sport vehicles. The Tipo 33 is a legendary Alfa Romeo racing car, developed by Carlo Chiti who formerly worked for Ferrari. Whilst employed by Autodelta, Alfa Romeo's racing department, Chiti built a mid-engined car with a two-litre, eight-cylinder power unit for the 1967 racing season, that was given the internal designation 33. The first season was unsuccessful, but a new, improved version was built, called the 33/2. The Tipo 33/2s finished first in the two-litre class of the 24-hour Daytona race in 1968, hence the addition of "Daytona" to the model name. Vaccarella and Zeccoli came first overall in a 33/2 in the Italian Imola 500 Kilometres (about 311 miles) race. Nino Vaccarella raced in his spare time; he actually worked as a schoolteacher. The Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 underwent further development and in 1968 a three-litre version was released, the 33/3. It was in this model that Dutchman Gijs van Lennep finished second in the 1971 Targa Florio.

The Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, features one of the most impressive private car collections in the world. Several hundred cars are on show to teach you all about car history. The Louwman Museum offers a wide collection that includes everything from antique and classic cars to Formula 1 racing cars and hybrids. Since 1934, two generations of the Louwman family have assembled a unique collection of cars. The present Louwman Museum was designed to display the collection to the public. It was festively opened in 2010. The collection leads you from horse and wagon to the first self-propelled vehicles. It also takes you past the luxury cars from the end of the 19th century, post-war "affordable cars" and the first racing cars. Some of the Louwman Museum's highlights include unique specimens such as the boat-car, the beach-car and the swan-car as well as famous cars such as James Bond's Aston Martin from the film Goldfinger and the customised Cadillac Fleetwood of Elvis Presley.

Matthijs van Wageningen
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