1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ GT Sports Race CarSOLD
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Body Type
2-door coupe

Engine
Inline, alloy block, twin-cam 1300cc, four-cylinder
100bhp @ 6500rpm
Engine No. AR00120 *00748*

Transmission
five-speed, fully synchronized, engine-mounted manual

Features
Coachbuilder:
Carrozzoria Zagato Turin, Italy
Body Type Alloy Competition Berlinetta
Zagato Body No. "525/60" (Car 525 1960)
Steering box No. 57839 "12/60 (December 1960)

Registration:
first "CO 88078" (Como, Italy)
second "TP 32260" (Trapani, Italy)

Specifications:
Top Speed: 200kph / 125mph
Weight: 770kgs / 1,690lbs

Comments
This particular Alfa Romeo SZ or "Sprint Zagato" is one of the very best known examples with continuous history from new and one noted to remain in extremely original "unrestored" condition.

This car was originally completed in January of 1961 and sold on February 28, 1961. The Zagato alloy competition body was completed in the December 1960 under job number "525."

It was originally completed in the standard Rosso Chiarro or "racing red" with a "plastico negro" or black vinyl interior. The car was first delivered to a Sig. Renzo Mascheroni and road registered in Como, Italy. Sig. Mascheroni kept the car for two years using it in several minor events with no notable achievements. He then sold the car in March 1963 to Sig. Giuseppe Picciotto a well known Italian gentleman racer from Trapani, Italy.

Sig. Picciotto then had the car painted blue with a striking and contrasting white bonnet arrow striping coming of the front central grill.

In this easily recognized livery, Sig. Picciotto campaigned the car in a variety of races with over the next two years. His two most notable races with the car are as follows:

-47th Targa Florio, May 5th, 1963 race number 12 Plate No. "CO 88078" Driven by Giuseppe Picciotto "Bismarck" Checco D'Angelo. DNF.

-48th Targa Florio, April 26th, 1964 race number 30 Plate No. "TP 32260" Driven by Giuseppe Picciotto "Bismarck" and Giuseppe Pirrone. 20th Overall and 4th In Class.

The car was then raced by Sig. Picciotto in several additional national Italian GT races until he placed the car in storage near his home in Trapani.

The car remained as "last raced" in storage until being sold in 1978 by Rudy Pass to Benzo Usi in Japan. The car was "tidied" up and given a quick repaint back to the original red color before being prepared for shipping.

Usi imported the car to Japan making it the very first Alfa SZ to enter that country. Shortly after importing the car, he agreed to sell it to Mr. Yoshiho Matsuda where it joined his growing Sports and Classic Car Museum in Hakone, Japan.

The car remained in the collection on prominent display until being sold by him to his friend Mr. O. Tanonaka in 2000, joining his "Karuizawa Classic Car Museum." The car has remained in that collection until our recent purchase in August of 2007.



This particular car is well documented in numerous periodicals and publications including the following:

-Featured in the documentary publication: The Alfa Rome, 1980

-Featured in a variety of Mr. Yoshiho Matsuda's Museum Catalogs from 1982 until 1997.

-Featured repeatedly in Gino Giugno's 2006 definitive publication "La Targa Florio della Giulietta."



With the exception of a new gas tank and exhaust system, this car remains exactly as "last raced" in the mid-1960s. The car has covered just 74,000 kilometers from new with only three private owner's and two long-term stays in well known Museum Collections. This car has never been in an accident or damaged in anyway. It retains its original gearbox and rear axle as well as its original lightweight and extremely beautiful Zagato alloy competition body. Furthermore, it is believed that this car is still fitted with its ultra rare original "Tipo 120" twin-cam alloy competition engine as delivered new with the car.


Reference Number 13063

as of 9/12/2007

Overview
Car 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ GT Sports Race Car
VIN AR10126 *00118* 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
Mileage 74.254 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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