The Alfa Romeo SZ has been restored by FCA Heritage.  This is one of the first copies

The Alfa Romeo SZ has been restored by FCA Heritage. This is one of the first copies


The SZ is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and recognizable models in Alfa Romeo history. Fans of the brand will be pleased that the original production unit from 1989 has been restored to its factory condition. This is thanks to FCA Heritage.

FCA Heritage, also known as FCA Classiche, was launched in 2015 to save the most interesting cars in the history of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth. The recent work of a special division can be liked. This is an early 1989 Alfa Romeo SZ.

The car is slightly different from the cars sold. It’s pre-made art that was used on Balocco’s demo track. He also participated in an official photo session announcing the premiere of the time. The biggest differences concern the interior with a wooden steering wheel and a white clock. This configuration was later deprecated.

FCA Heritage Specialists who brought it to life, they took it apart for the first time, and replaced all the worn parts. Of course, the composite body and minimalist interior have also been restored. What exactly happened to the 3.0 liter V6, we don’t know. It’s still under the hood, but it’s hard to tell if it’s been fixed from scratch.

Alfa Romeo SZ
Photo source: © mat. media / FCA Heritage

Alfa Romeo SZ

It is undoubtedly a good example of Italian motorization from the end of the 20th century. SZ, the abbreviation of Sprint Zagato, contrary to appearance, is not the work of the Italian trainer Zagato, but Robert Opron from Alfa Romeo Centro Stile. It is to him that we owe these unique, aerodynamic lines.

The car was produced in 1989-1991 only 1036 copies were produced. There was also an open version of the RZ, although even rarer, it had 278 pieces. Today, well-preserved examples fetch higher and higher prices on the secondary market. The one presented will not be an exception.

Alfa Romeo SZ
Photo source: © mat. media / FCA Heritage

Alfa Romeo SZ