Thursday, 16 September 2010

Alfa Romeo TZ1 Zagato Coupe

Available from Autosport Designs, this TZ1 Zagato has been fully restored in its original Le Mans racing livery. It competed in various events through the 1964 season (including the Nürburgring 1000km, Le Mans and Tour de Corse) before being mothballed, to be discovered again in pieces in 2002. The original engine and chassis were reunited and authenticated during the meticulous rebuild.

In total, fewer than 100 TZ1s were built. The TZ in the name stands for Tubolare Zagato, denoting the tubular spaceframe chassis and the design house responsible for the sublime coachwork. Power came from Alfa's race-proven 1570cc twin-cam, as campaigned in the Sprint Speciale and Spider Veloce.
This particular TZ1, chassis no.0003, is available here. (If you have to ask how much, you can't afford it.)

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