Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654

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Lot 36
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new, 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé
Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654

Sold for € 27,600 (US$ 29,093) inc. premium

Automobiles de Collection

11 Sep 2010, 15:00 CEST

Paris

Circa 23,500 kilometres from new
1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé
Coachwork by Zagato

Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
Reviving its tradition of building special-bodied Alfa Romeos, Zagato unveiled the outrageous SZ at the 1989 Geneva Salon. Originally typed 'ES-30', the aggressive-looking two-seater coupé eschewed the rounded styling and aluminium-alloy coachwork hitherto associated with Zagato's high-performance Alfas in favour of an angular bodyshell crafted in lightweight plastic - alloy roof excepted - and bonded to the floorpan of the existing Alfa 75. Lessons learned from the latter's race programme influenced the development of the SZ's suspension, which endowed the car with superlative handling and roadholding. Powering the SZ to its highly respectable 152mph top speed was a 206bhp version of Alfa's superb 3.0-litre four-cam V6, widely recognised as one of the finest power plants of recent times. Demand for the 1,000-or-so units scheduled for series production greatly exceeded supply and today this rare and highly individual supercar is much sought after.
This example of the strictly limited edition SZ has covered a mere 23,500 kilometres since being delivered new to Germany. Benefiting from fresh paintwork, the car is described as in generally good condition, its original interior included, and is offered with German Fahrzeugbrief.

Environ 23 500 km au total.

Ressuscitant sa traditionnelle activité consistant à produire des Alfa Romeo à carrosseries spéciales, Zagato dévoila la provocante SZ au Salon de Genève 1989. Désigné à l’origine « ES-30 », ce coupé biplace d’allure agressive négligeait les lignes arrondies et les carrosseries en aluminium jusque-là associées avec les Alfa Zagato à hautes performances en faveur d’une caisse anguleuse fabriquée en plastique allégé – excepté le toit en alliage léger – et collée sur le plancher de l’Alfa 75 de production. Les leçons tirées du programme de courses de ce modèle influencèrent le développement des suspensions de la SZ qui lui donnèrent un comportement dynamique et une tenue de route de très haut niveau. Pour atteindre sa très respectable vitesse de pointe de 245 km/h, la SZ recevait une version 206 ch du magnifique moteur Alfa V6 trois litres à 4 ACT généralement considéré comme un des plus beaux moteurs de l’époque. La demande en faveur des mille et quelques exemplaires prévus pour la série dépassa largement l’offre et, aujourd’hui, cette supercar rare et très individualisée est très recherchée.

Cet exemplaire appartenant à la série SZ strictement limitée n’a parcouru que 23 500 km depuis sa livraison neuve en Allemagne. Bénéficiant d’une peinture récente, la voiture, décrite comme étant en excellent état général y compris l’intérieur d’origine, est vendue avec son Fahrzeugbrief allemand.
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
Circa 23,500 kilometres from new,1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé  Chassis no. ZAR1620003000654
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