1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Zagato (Coda Tonda)695,000 GBP - Asking Price

Alfa Giulietta SZ Zagato

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1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Zagato (Coda Tonda).

This car is absolutely concours quality restored and race prepped with full FIA HTP papers.

Formerly part of the Banks' family private collection (Alfaholics) for approx 17 years with it taking around 7 years to complete the full restoration.


During restoration a priority was given to retaining as much of the original aluminium body as possible and in addition, the roof, pillars, front scuttle, top halves of front wings, rear bodywork & bonnet are all the original repaired items. All original beautifully manufactured Zagato screen surrounds/aluminium finishers/side window frames/internal screen cappings were also polished and re-used.

The car has only covered 100 miles since completion.

The Zagato build number (551) was found marked on the various trim/finisher components of the car.

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 on the chassis and mechanicals of the Sprint Speciale. A production competition version of the Giulietta, with lightened bodywork designed by Franco Scaglione for Bertone was then premiered at the 1960 Geneve Salon. Handbuilt by Zagato, entirely in aluminium and with plexiglass windows, the Sprint Zagato (SZ) was light, fast, and expensive. Two hundred and seventeen were built - the original design featuring a rounded rear and the last thirty produced (some say 46) received the longer Kamm-style rear end as well as disc brakes up front. The original design is called the “Coda Tonda” (round tail), while the Kamm-design is referred to as the “Coda Tronca” (truncated tail). The Coda Tronca is sometimes also referred to as the “SZ2”. The first examples were built in December 1959, with production continuing into 1962. Zagato also rebodied a few existing cars with this bodywork, leading to discrepancies in the production number records.

The SZ was very successful in racing, both at National level as well as Internationally. The SZ helped Alfa Romeo secure a victory in the 1.3 litre class of the International Championship for GT Manufacturers in 1962 and 1963 with Michel Nicol winning the Tour de Corse in 1957.


Reference Number 580659

as of 6/7/2022

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Car 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Zagato (Coda Tonda)
Exterior / Interior Color      Blue 
Condition Pristine 
Mileage 100 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
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Known History

This car competed in various events with Pierre Orsini of Corsica in the drivers' seat - events included Tour France, Coupe Alpes, Criterium Jean Behra and Criterium Alpine between 1961-63. The car comes with various historic photographs, records, competitor badges as well as well as a letter from Mr Orsini himself detailing it's provenance. The car was prepared by Virgilio Conrero the race team manager, entrepreneur and engineer who was known for tuning/racing Alfa Romeo, Lancia & Opel.

 

In more recent times the car has tested 20 laps at Castle Combe and competed at the Silverstone Classic in 2017 - beating the SZ lap record by 4 seconds.