Alfa Romeo SZ (1990).
One of the most extreme Alfa Romeos of the last years in exceptional condition.
First conceived as the ES30 design study in 1987, the Sprint Zagato (styled by Alfa Romeo Design and Robert Opron, but built at Zagato) caused quite a sensation. Dubbed 'il Mostro' or 'the Monster', this was no conventionally good-looking Alfa Romeo coupe. But such was the overwhelmingly positive reaction to it, that in 1989, Alfa launched a production version at the Geneva Motor Show. Sensibly, it was based on a heavily modified 75 V6 platform, so the SZ had the performance (and sound) to back up its sporty yet unconventional looks. Its ability to hang on in bends really made the SZ special – it was said to be able to generate 1.1g of lateral load. Like the cars that sired it, the SZ had near-50:50 weight balance. Total production of the SZ reached 1036 units, which makes it quite a rare car.
This exceptionally well kept example was delivered new in Switzerland in December 1990, and carries SZ serial number 129. It comes with all documentation, packed in nicely stitched leather folders. Also the car cover is still with the car, again in the original leather stitched carrying bag in matching leather. The paint is in fantastic condition, and the panel fit is good which is a rare find on these cars. Inside, all leather and carpets are still in extremely nice condition. The car comes with full Alfa Romeo service history, and has only covered 40.532 km from new. The last owner has recently fitted 4 new Pirelli tyres, and the fantastic OZ wheels are in as new condition. Technically, it is of course in the same very good working order. The car comes with Swiss and EEC papers.
The SZ is one of the most collectable Alfa Romeo's, due to its rarity, extreme looks and Zagato pedigree. It is still an affordable handbuilt sportscar, and finding one in a similarly good condition as this one will be very difficult. If you fancy one of these incredible 1990's supercars, then a visit to our showroom is a must !