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1962 ALFA ROMEO SZ Coda Tronca

• Vendue neuve en Italie
• #216 est l’avant-dernière de la série des 30 SZ2 Coda Tronca produites
• Véhicule largement preserve en état d’origine
• Histoire en course en période
• Historique des proprietaries connu

• Sold new in Italy
• #216 is the second to last of only 30 SZ2 Coda Tronca built
• Very original car
• Race history in period
• All owners known

Vendue neuve en Italie au Comte et pilote Ottorino VOLONTERIO, connu pour avoir piloté notamment sur Maserati 250F, cette auto a participé à différentes courses du championnat Italien de 1962 à 1967. Il avait fait modifier la face avant et de nombreuses photos d’époques sont présentes dans le dossier. La voiture part ensuite aux États-Unis en 1967 où elle connait plusieurs propriétaires. L’un d’eux, Monsieur Ed WHIDWORTH, la conserve pendant 17 ans et fait refaire la face avant dans sa configuration de sortie d’usine. Elle a ensuite fait partie d’une importante collection d’Alfa Romeo, avant d’être vendue à Anthony et lulu Wang, qui conserveront eux aussi l’auto 17 ans ! Acquise par son précédent propriétaire en 2011, ce dernier l’engagera entre autres au Tour Auto. C’est alors qu’elle change de main pour rejoindre une importante collection française. L’auto a bénéficié tout au long de sa vie d’un très beau suivi mécanique et le moteur a été refait en 2015 par un spécialiste parisien. Cette part de l’histoire Alfa Romeo est éligible aux plus grands évènements mondiaux et ferait partie des 17 survivants de cette rare automobile.

The Sprint Zagato is the ultimate sporting development of Alfa Romeo’s legendary Giulietta. Featuring lightweight bodywork by Zagato and specially tuned engines, the cars were very successful and surprisingly fast, topping 120mph on under 1.3 liters. Lighter than any other variant of the Giulietta, the SZ also had more power thanks to its high compression engine, tighter tolerances, more aggressive cams, and careful tuning. The cars were quite expensive owing to the 300 hours necessary to build the bodies by Zagato, this after receiving the chassis from Alfa Romeo. A few more than 200 examples were built, of which the last 44 were long tail “Coda Tronca” example available here.
Sold new in Italy to Count and driver Ottorino VOLONTERIO, known for having raced a Maserati 250F, this car took part in many races of the Italian championship from 1962 to 1967. Volonterio let the front of the car being modified, as seen on many period pictures included in the file. In 1967, the car was sold to America, where it had a few owners. One of them, Ed WITTWORTH, kept the car for 17 years and restored it back to its original specs, including the front. It has also been part of an important Alfa Romeo collection, and was sold to Anthony and Lulu WANG who also kept the car for 17 years until 2007. The previous owner bought it in 2011, and entered it in a few competitions like the Tour Auto. It has finally been sold to the current owner, a true connoisseur. It has always been cherished, well cared and maintained, and a specialist in Paris has restored the engine in 2015.
This car is a real part of Alfa’s history, eligible to the most important motoring events worldwide, and and would be one of only 17 surviving examples of the model.
This is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire the ultimate Giulietta. A pleasure to drive, the SZ II is capable, nimble, and represents the fastest, rarest, and most exotic development of the Giulietta. This example is in the perfect shape to use and enjoy, and has been capably set up and maintained to ensure that it is ready to use and enjoy.


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