1960 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé

SZ2 CODATRONCA

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

This consists of original front and rear aluminium bodywork sections of one of the factory
‘Coda Tronca’ cars. These panels are understood to have been removed from a car in Turin
many years ago, when it was not uncommon for older racing cars to receive new or restyled
bodywork.

In 1956, Zagato rebodied an original Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce that had been crashed,
using a sleeker, more aerodynamic design. This car was instantly successful, and a short
production run of rebodied Veloce cars followed for racing.
The production ‘Sprint Zagato’ that followed featured hand-built alloy bodywork styled by Ercola
Spada. While the first SZ had a short, rounded tail, fewer than 50 cars at the end of the 217
production run featured the kamm tail design dubbed ‘Coda Tronca’ (literally ‘truncated tail’) -
hence it is commonly referred to as a the SZ2.
This consists of original front and rear aluminium bodywork sections of one of the factory
‘Coda Tronca’ cars. These panels are understood to have been removed from a car in Turin
many years ago, when it was not uncommon for older racing cars to receive new or restyled
bodywork.
Is nearly impossible to find authentic body sections of this size from a
genuine SZ2 model. As such they would be ideal to assist with the restoration of a genuine car,
or perhaps even as a basis for an evocation based on a Sprint Veloce.