Open Roads, The European Summer Auction | Lot 238
1994 Alfa Romeo SZ
€105,000 - €125,000 EUR | Not Sold
| Tilburg, Netherlands
14 - 22 July 2020
- Showing, just under 1,300 km from new, believed to be original
- Delivered new to Italy
- Includes a set of owner’s manuals
- One of only 1,036 SZ coupés produced
Please note that this lot will need to be collected in Tilburg, Netherlands.
Known internally as the ES-30, or Experimental Sports Three-Litre, this was Alfa Romeo’s interpretation of the Sprint Zagato in the 1990’s. This low-production, high-performance automobile was designed by Robert Opron and Antonio Castellana, who had based it on the floorplan of the Group A/IMSA Alfa 75. The SV was nicknamed Il Mostro, or the Monster, due to its angular thermoplastic injection-moulded composite body panels, which generated quite a response from the public, although there was no denying its impressive performance. Flanking the traditional Alfa triangular grille opening are six small headlamps, which have been arranged in echelon. The tail lamps are placed in a panel across the rear of the body. There is a full-width horizontal spoiler across the rear hatch, and the simple alloy wheels are of a drilled-disc design.
This incredible SZ was delivered new to its native Italy and first registered in 1994. Amazingly, its odometer shows that it has been driven less than 1,300 km from new, which is believed to be original. As such, it presents in wonderful condition both inside and out, showing few signs of use. Importantly, it is accompanied by a set of original owner’s manuals. With just 1,036 examples built between 1989 and 1991, these are very highly sought-after cars today. Finding a low-mileage example can be difficult and as such, this particular SZ should not be overlooked.