Never Before Seen Six-wheel Alfa Project - April 1,1970
In secret testing almost two weeks (April 1 to be exact) after the 1970 Sebring race Alfa Romeo arrived at Sebring with their one-of-a-kind six-wheeled, twelve cylinder Alfa-Romeo T33/6/12.
It sported a 5-liter V12/60 degrees/4v engine.
It was designed to give the Porsche 917 a run for its money.
The six-wheel Alfa project was cancelled abruptly after teens from a local high school snuck onto the raceway at night and stole the car from its hanger/garage.
The chassis was found two weeks later in a nearby orange grove minus the engine.
For several years after this incident rumors circulated about a V12 hot rod that was blowing away all comers in the Sebring area.
Not to be outdone by Alfa, other race constructors jumped on the six-wheel bandwagon.
Ferrari had their 312/T6, Tyrrell had the P34, March had the 2-4-0 and Williams had the FW08B.
In both the WSC and Formula 1 these cars were soon outlawed.