Alfa Romeo SZ


crayzayjay
11-04-2001, 12:55 PM
I can't believe no one has written about this amazing car!!

It was penned by the famous designer Zagato (man that guy has drawn some mean looking cars!). It was designed to shock, and that it did!
I think it was available on sale in 1990. It's powered by a 3l V6 which develops 210bhp and propels the car to 60 in just under 7 seconds and up to a maximum of 146mph. Despite its bulky looks, the car is agile, its handling superb and entertaining, with communicative steering. The car is prone to oversteer in the wet but roadholding is pretty impressive. The cabin is beautiful and a very pleasant place to be. "car magazine" labelled it "ugly as sin and just as tempting".
This car absolutely bewitches me. It's so *ugly* it's beautiful. Does that make any sense?? I didnt think so! If i could have any 3 cars (realistically), it would be one of these, a Lancia Delta Integrale Evolution and a Lancia Hyena. Each one a beast!
Not many SZ's were made so they're very rare. Initially there were all in red until limited editions in yellow and black were produced (correct me if im wrong).
Damn i love this car!

cheers
jay

crayzayjay
11-04-2001, 01:01 PM
:D big butt!!:D

crayzayjay
11-04-2001, 01:03 PM
check out that stance!

crayzayjay
11-04-2001, 01:08 PM
straight out of hell...

crayzayjay
11-04-2001, 01:09 PM
Hardtop and Spider side-by-side...

crayzayjay
11-04-2001, 01:13 PM
a yellow spider..

crayzayjay
11-04-2001, 01:14 PM
last one...
enjoy!

chocotek
12-03-2001, 02:00 AM
the sz is cool, ive always liked it...to bad it never came to the U.S.

crayzayjay
12-03-2001, 05:13 AM
i've only ever seen one, a yellow cabrio.... i have never seen so many people stare at a car in my life... it got more attention than Ferraris and Diablos do! those are common as muck ;).. when they saw the SZ, they were in a state of shock!!

cheers
jay

chocotek
12-03-2001, 06:05 AM
ive never seen one in person, only pictures...maybe someday ill see one in person

VW_Redliner
12-15-2001, 06:05 AM
I've never seen this car in my life but it's really phatty lookin. I'd buy one but I live in the retarded US. Nice cars like that aren't legal here.

Jimster
12-21-2002, 01:09 AM
I've seen an SZ before- in fact it belongs to a customer- he's promised me a ride in it- Can't WAIT!!!!:finger:

gemballa
12-21-2002, 08:27 PM
how many sz where built?????????/

crayzayjay
01-12-2003, 02:07 PM
1,038 examples

gemballa
01-12-2003, 07:59 PM
are all in europe?

crayzayjay
01-16-2003, 12:24 PM
No idea, but i imagine the very high majority. Ive only ever seen three. A yellow one and two reds. Very cool car

Jimster
04-01-2003, 03:22 AM
Originally posted by gemballa
are all in europe?


One is in Zimbabwe undergoing restoration..............It has previously resided in New Zealand.............:)

crayzayjay
04-02-2003, 06:38 AM
Originally posted by Jimster



One is in Zimbabwe undergoing restoration..............It has previously resided in New Zealand.............:)

Restoration? :mad: Who's the fool who didnít take care of it. He should be punished :D

Jimster
04-03-2003, 03:44 AM
Originally posted by crayzayjay


Restoration? :mad: Who's the fool who didnít take care of it. He should be punished :D


Yes indeed :mad: I say we turn him on his head and put bamboo seeds in his nose- Damn rough Kiwi's :mad:



What is it doing in Zimbabwe of all places one must ask :confused:

crayzayjay
04-07-2003, 09:13 AM
True. Very true. Bet it was owned by a so called collector who had too many other cars to take care of... some of those guys really cheese me off :mad:

mcinerneya
10-28-2003, 07:56 AM
After 12 years of waiting and saving I have just bought one of these cars and can confirm that they are every bit as special as there press.

One of these cars actually has been to the USA for the Italiano Cocourso 1998. Taken by Alfa Romeo direct this is actually the car I now own.

See link

http://www.concorso.com/ARCHIVES/98inreview.asp

crayzayjay
10-29-2003, 09:20 AM
Congrats on owning a truly beautiful car. Do you have any more pics? :)

mcinerneya
10-29-2003, 12:03 PM
More pictures can be seen at :-

http://www.vectornut.com/ConcorsoItaliano/1998/ConcorsoItaliano1998_02.html

Interesting history originally owned by a main board director of Fiat SPA Italy, whilst he owned the car it was kept in the Fiat Museum in Turin. As FIAT/ALFA do not own an SZ it was used as a demonstration car at shows all over the world. I am still pulling together photographic evidence of its public appearances.

The car is still absolutely perfect havin only covered 9,300 miles from new when I collected. Unfortunately I love drining it so much that it now has 11,700 miles not bad as I have only had it 6 weeks. These cars were meant to be enjoyed. :iceslolan

crayzayjay
10-30-2003, 07:11 AM
It's great to have bought it with such few miles on the clock. It must have been very well taken care of given its history. What colour is the interior?

mcinerneya
10-30-2003, 12:11 PM
All SZ's, coupe, are the same colour Red, Black roof and Tan leather interior. There was one black one and I know of one that is all red i.e. No black roof.

RZ's Spiders were Red, Yellow or Black with one light blue metalic with interiors of black leather.

crayzayjay
10-31-2003, 08:24 AM
Nice :bigthumb:

miggy
05-31-2004, 06:18 AM
All SZ's, coupe, are the same colour Red, Black roof and Tan leather interior. There was one black one and I know of one that is all red i.e. No black roof.

RZ's Spiders were Red, Yellow or Black with one light blue metalic with interiors of black leather.



Hello guys. I'm new on this forum. Recently got myself an SZ, its a wonderful car indeed. However, I'm having a hard time looking for parts. Where do you buy them?

madbusa2002
12-18-2004, 12:21 PM
Definitely a different interpretation of cool. The closest I've come to seeing one is the red Matchbox sitting with all of the other cars I probably won't ever have in the garage. :rolleyes:

Arese
05-23-2005, 11:23 AM
The alfa romeo sz was based on the alfa romeo 75 3.0 v6 america. They had the same platform, engine and most of the cockpit

but its still a cool car. I work at a alfa romeo garage and a costomer has a sz and a rz in maintenance at our company

another bad as car but a bit older is the alfa montreal
go and look it up!!!

auTHOMobilia
07-17-2011, 07:33 AM
Hello,
Here is the mother, the original Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ by Zagato.
The version by Bertone is also worth considering I think...
http://authomobilia.blogspot.com/2011/07/alfa-romeo-giulietta-classics-paris.html
See you soon,
auTHOMobilia

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