In May, 1983, on changing successful enough «south Alpha» - Alfasud and by a failure of the Italian-Japanese Arna, the new went out lifter Alfa Romeo - Alfa 33.The new model got the name in honor Tipo 33, pride of Alfa Romeo, world of 70th champion.
The mass production of novelty began in August, 1983. Mechanical part of 33rd in the beginning remained almost identical Alfasud (instead of disk brakes a drum stood at the back), distinction was mainly in baskets. As well as Alfasud, Alfa 33 fully gathered at the plant of Pomilano Arco. Along with 33rd, producing of compartment of Sprint proceeded on the base of Alfasud, with engines 1286 (75 hp) and 1490 (84 hp), the production of that was begun in 1976.
In autumn 1986, the machine was modernized, and for her one of the first white turn signals appeared in the world, that will come into a vogue only on the border of the ninetieth. An interior a bit changed, for example, eccentric system of regulation of steering column on a height, after a wheel moving all device panels gave place to more simple and generally accepted. The overhead line of hierarchy was occupied by an update version 1.
7 QV with a 117-strong motor and with a catalyst, that was equipped both 2nd the carburetor system of feed and by the system of injection of Bosch Motronic, and the list of power aggregates filled up three-cylinder turbo diesels productions of VM Motori.
Among the machines of the second series full drive modifications were not already. In November of the same year the next modernized version of engine goes out 1.5.
In November, 1990 was produced restyling Alfa 33. Changes touched a basket first of all back lanterns stretched in a narrow strake, as a result 33rd began to remind Alfa 164. In standard acquisition began to include the strengthener of helm and system of injection of fuel.
Then the most powerful version made debut 16V QV with 16-valvular an engine by power 132 l. p., that the Italian press in a flash attributed to the «living classics». The revival of full drive modifications took place soon, adopted Р4, and then the turn of replacement of carburetors came on the systems of electronic injection of fuel.
Some time produced and diesel version of 33rd from 3rd cylinder turbo diesels VM by volume of 1799СС.
Another full drive version of Alfa 33 goes out in September, 1991-Permanent 4. In the period from the end of 1990 for 1991 there was an equipment of engines 1.7 and 1.7 16v catalytic converters.
Shortly before a removal from a production, limit drawing, the versions of Imola, Feeling and Hit, go out. Imola was equipped by the engine of 1351 cc and basket of version 33 16v QV (sporting spoilers, aerodynamic set of the external finishing of basket, arm-chair of Recaro alloy disks) and pendant changed a bit. Feeling and Hit also equipped by the engine of 1351 cc, but had the a few another finishing of interior.