Alfa Romeo RZ 1993 – SPRZEDANA

Alfa Romeo RZ (Roadster Zagato) była następcą modelu SZ, jeszcze bardziej zadziwiającą i równie kontrowersyjną. Podstawową różnicą był otwierany dach nowego modelu, kolejną – kolorystyka. W odróżnieniu od czerwonego SZ, tu dostępne były trzy schematy kolorystyczne: czerwony z czarnym, żółty z czarnym oraz czarny z czerwonym wnętrzem. Dzięki świetnemu zawieszeniu i skrzyni biegów umieszczonej przy tylnej osi samochód prowadził się wyśmienicie, lecz sprzedaż była jeszcze niższa, niż zakładał producent. W rezultacie powstało zaledwie 278 sztuk, co sprawia że samochód dziś jest coraz większą gratką dla kolekcjonerów. Licytowany egzemplarz to numer 92, ma przebieg poniżej 21 tys. km i został sprzedany za ok. 277 tys. PLN.

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LONDON
7 September 2015

Lot 137

1993 Alfa Romeo RZ by Zagato

Chassis no. ZAR16200003002117
Serial no. 092
Engine no. AR 61501 001116
Body no. 143
£50,000 – £70,000
Sold for £47,600

Type ES-30. 210 bhp, 2,959 cc DOHC V-6 engine with electronic fuel injection, five-speed manual rear transaxle, independent front suspension with coil springs and an anti-roll bar, live rear axle with Watt linkage, coil springs, and an anti-roll bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,510 mm

Just under 21,000 kilometres from new
One of just 278 examples produced

The Alfa Romeo SZ, designed and built by Zagato and fully engineered by Alfa Romeo, was one of the most memorable Italian cars of the early nineties for a variety of reasons, with the first and foremost being its controversial styling. Then, no one could argue with the car’s exciting performance. The SZ, powered by a 3.0-litre DOHC V-6 that could produce 210 horsepower, boasted a top speed over 150 mph and excellent weight distribution, thanks to its transmission being mounted in the rear.

Looking to add more drama to the design, Alfa Romeo and Zagato teamed up again to produce a convertible variant. Dubbed the RZ (for Roadster Zagato), the car looked virtually identical to its predecessor, save for a slightly revised front bumper and bonnet. By the end of production, only 278 examples had been produced, far fewer compared to SZ production, which was over 1,000. Whilst only one official colour scheme was available for the SZ, the RZ was offered with three: Red over black, Yellow over black, or Black over red.

This Yellow over black RZ, designated as the 92nd example built, as evidenced by a plaque found on the transmission tunnel, boasts just under 21,000 kilometres from new. It was completed by the factory on 31 March 1993 and sold new in Milan on 5 July of that same year. The car spent some time in the UK in the early 2000s and then travelled back to Italy, from which it is offered today.

Both the SZ and the RZ stand as interesting junctions in the respective histories of Alfa Romeo and Zagato. Boasting compelling styling, these models have a passionate following, and as such, they attract attention anywhere they travel. Alfa Romeo RZs are rarely offered for sale, and an example with single ownership and low mileage such as this warrants careful consideration.