On Auction: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ

An exciting find for connoisseurs of Italian cars, this Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato with original Zagato coachwork, is one of approximately 200 built. With its supreme panache on display and an extensive race history, it's a fascinating time capsule of the 1960s Italian racing scene. The SZ competed in several important events including the 1961, 1962 and 1963 editions of the Targa Florio, the legendary Sicilian road race. In both the April 1961 and May 1962 races the SZ was manned by noted drivers Gianni Bulgari and Maurizio Grana, who went on to pilot other exciting Italian GTs, such as the Alfa Romeo TZ and the Ferrari GTO.

A true gem, this Giulietta SZ is being offered for public sale for the first time since it arrived in the U.S. 50 years ago, presenting collectors with a rare opportunity to acquire an important Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeo with both a rich racing history and exceptional patina. It's slated to hit the auction block during the Scottsdale Auctions Jan. 16 - 17, 2015 and is estimated to sell for $600,000-800,000.