The TZ1 was a very special competition car, one built in extremely limited numbers. Introduced at the Turin Auto Salon in 1962, it was built on a tubular chassis with a very sophisticated specification. The chassis is a dedicated tubular unit weighing just 125 pounds, ensuring that the TZ1 is a Giulia only in the loosest sense of the term. The specification is impressive, with independent suspension and disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear), aerodynamic Zagato Kamm tail bodywork, and Alfa Romeo’s venerable twin cam engine.
With a weight of just 1459 pounds, the car was capable of 140mph. In the hands of privateers, the cars were incredibly successful, sweeping their class at Le Mans, Sebring, the Nurburgring, the Targa Florio, and the Coupe des Alpes. Just 120 examples were built, making them tremendously rare.
Used to support the current vendor’s own racing TZ1, we are delighted to offer a comprehensive spares package which includes the following:
- Front bodywork ahead of the scuttle panel
- Full and correct twin spark engine (which we believe has been rebuilt but not fitted)
- Gearbox, propshaft and rear differential
- Front and rear suspension and radius arms
- Front and rear hubs, suspension springs and dampers
- Brake calipers and discs, and master cylinder
- Steering box
- Front seats
We feel this is an excellent basis to build an authentic evocation of the iconic Alfa Romeo TZ1 for road or track use. All in all a fantastic prospect for the serious Alfa collector.