1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ
As far as ideas go, it is not often that crashing an Alfa Romeo into a river turns out to create something truly great. Yet that is exactly what happened in 1956: Two brothers submerged their Mille Miglia steed, sparking a chain of events which led to Zagato building some of the most-successful beautiful Alfas ever – at Bertone’s expense. The legendary Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1 – simply TZ at its 1962 Turin show debut as a prototype – is a masterclass in advanced design and engineering. Dubbed “The Baby GTO” because its Italian genetics produced an achingly-beautiful coupe which was dominant on-track. Only 112 were made between 1962 and 1965, before the TZ2 arrived, whereby the original TZ became known as the TZ1.
Tue Oct 17 2023