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An example of the very weird Alfa Romeo RZ is for sale

Only 278 units were produced

5w ago

A convertible version of the SZ, the Alfa Romeo RZ is certainly not the most beautiful Alfa. However, its design is so original that it is terribly endearing. Based on the 75, the RZ has its own style, entirely created by the Italian coachbuilder Zagato. One of the 278 existing examples is for sale on the French website Le Bon Coin.

Both the SZ and the RZ have a particularly thick, not to say cumbersome, style. Completely at odds with Alfa Romeo's styling DNA, the RZ makes use of massive lines with a flat side profile and a rather high body line. This gives the impression that the 16-inch wheels are undersized, a bad point for the style.

The front end is very distinctive, with eight pairs of square headlights surrounding the tiny Alfa Romeo iron grille. The rear end is even more massive, with a black band in which the taillights are located. The interior is more traditional, with black leather bucket seats and black leather door panels.

The car also offers air conditioning, electric windows and central locking. Under the bonnet, the Alfa Romeo RZ hides a 3.0-litre V6 developing 210 PS and 245 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that sends all the power to the rear wheels. This car was bought new in 1993 and has 10,751 mi (17,302 km) on the clock.

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Comments (8)

  • I love it, one of my favourite cars

      1 month ago
  • is it bad that i like the rz and sz?

      1 month ago
  • It was meant to be a purposeful driving machine, not an objet d'art, like so many small-run sports cars based on sedan underpinnings are. It is that, and I love it, personally.

      1 month ago
  • Very recognizable design. Cool car!

      1 month ago
  • Anything with a Busso gets a pass.

      1 month ago