1933 - Monaco GP - The epic battle between Varzi and Nuvolari ends on the final lap after an engine fire
After first appearing at the 1931 Millie Miglia these supercharged straight eight 2.3 litre Alfa Romeo's were entered for the Italian GP at Monza.
At the hands of Campari and Nuvolari they secured victory and after the race these models became known as the 'Monza'.
In 1932 the ‘Monza’ cars were replaced in the Alfa Romeo works team by the Tipo B. However for 1933 when Alfa Romeo withdrew from racing Scuderia Ferrari entered the cars with an increased capacity of 2.6 litres. One such car played its part in what is considered the one of the greatest Grand Prix of all time – the 1933 Monaco Grand Prix. After 99 laps of the race with the lead exchanging 21 times and leading the race for 56 of the 99 laps the Alfa Romeo ‘Monza’ of Nuvolari finally expired on the final lap handing victory to Varzi in his Bugatti T51 (SHX3006) ending a truly titanic battle.