Nanni Galli in the Tipo33/3 at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1971, where he and Rolf Stommelen finished 2nd overall, with the team car of Andrea de Adamich and Henri Pescarolo following them home in 3rd.
Alfa Romeo had gone from zero to hero and beyond from the 1911 Targa Florio to the 1936 Mille Miglia. Its motor racing exploits were followed by the entire Italian nation as cars like the 1750 Super Sport, 8C 2300 Monza, P2 and then the P3 drove it to the top echelons of the sport and kept it there. The aging P3, however, was feeling the pressure from the German Silver Arrows as it neared the end of its career. It wasn’t quite finished yet, though….
As 1935 wore on, the P3 was wilting more than a little as the great Mercedes-Benz-Auto Union onslaught carved its way to victory wherever it went. Even the new Alfa Romeo 8C-35 could make no impression on such Teutonic might, which contributed to Vittorio Jano’s downfall.
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