Race & Rally Parts
1961 Alfa Giulietta SZ Zagato
1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ (Sprint Zagato) Coda Tonda
Concours quality restored and race prepped with full FIA HTP papers.
Formerly part of the Banks' family private collection (Alfaholics) for over 17 years during which time they spent around seven years carrying out a full sympathetic restoration.
During restoration priority was given to retaining as much of the original aluminium body as possible. The roof, pillars, front scuttle, top halves of front wings, rear bodywork & bonnet are all original repaired items. In addition, all the manufactured original Zagato screen surrounds, aluminium finishers, side window frames & internal screen cappings have been polished and re-used.
The Zagato original build number (551) can be found marked on various trim/finisher components of the car.
The car has only covered 100 miles since restoration.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ (for Sprint Zagato, officially the Tipo 101.26, or “Type 101.26”) was an aluminium-bodied 2-seater Berlinetta, built by Zagato for competition use. Based on the chassis and mechanicals of the Sprint Speciale it's hand built by Zagato entirely in aluminium and with plexiglass windows, the lightened Sprint Zagato (SZ) was not only light and fast but expensive. Two hundred and seventeen were built - the original design being with a rounded rear called the “Coda Tonda” (round tail). The last thirty (although some say the last 46) received the longer kamm-style rear end as well as disc brakes up front which is referred to as the “Coda Tronca” (truncated tail). The first examples were built in December 1959, and production continued into 1962.
The SZ was very successful on both a national and international level and helped Alfa Romeo secure a victory in the 1.3 litre class of the International Championship for GT Manufacturers in both 1962 & 1963.
This particular car was prepared by the team under Virgilio Conrero and there are period photographs available of participation from 1961-63 at the Le Tour de France, Coupe del Alpes, Criterium Jean Behra and Criterium Alpin when driven by Corsican Rally Driver Pierre Orsini. There is also a small collection of other race history memorabilia including a letter from M Orsini himself.
Now with FIA/HTP race papers, more recent outings since restoration have included testing 20 laps at Castle Combe and competing at the Silverstone Classic in 2017 - where it beat the SZ lap record by 4 seconds.
A versatile road/track car immediately available for viewing in Loughton, Essex.
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