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Monday, March 22, 2021

After unkempt underground for nearly 35 years, now its price has skyrocketed

The following Alfa Romeo-made classic car figure is one of the most popular car models in the 1960s. But now the car in question, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ (Sprint Zagato) has become a scarce item in European countries even the world, to the point that the maker Alfa Romeo is eager to have one of these cars came back in good condition and set to be the part of their legendary car collections.
1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ has a fantastic price after nearly 35 years abandoned at an underground parking lot. (Picture from: Carscoops)
The car was so special for the Italians, because it was considered the most beautiful car ever made and also the highest version of the iconic Alfa Romeo cars that existed at that time. So it is very appropriate for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ to be a special model, apart from having a classic retro 1960s design built by a Milan-based coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Zagato, this tiny car is also known to be iconic and very exclusive because it only produced 217 units.
1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ carries a 1.3 liter four-cylinder engine capable of delivering up to 100 hp of power. (Picture from: JawaPos)
Those 1960s Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ carries a 1.3 liter four-cylinder engine capable of delivering up to 100 hp of power, so it can carry its cutie body running very fast to a top speed of 200 kph. With such performance figures, the car was said to be able to surpass the racing cars with a much larger engine available at the time.

Besides having a powerful engine, it is also mentioned that the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato has a lighter weight and is more aerodynamic than the Veloce Coupe variant. No wonder then that this cutie Alfa Romeo car was used as a racing car, and the results were truly extraordinary, it was once to be a king in many racing events such the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Targa Florio and Nurburgring. Although, in terms of specifications, it could have raced as a standard car, infact it was able to compete with other racing cars at that time.
The evacuation process of the 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ from an underground parking lot in Turin, Italy. (Picture from: MobiMoto)
By looking at all the descriptions above, it is not surprising that the value of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ today is exorbitant due to it reached 6 digits could be even more. This can be seen when in November 2018, as quoted of Carscoops, when there's a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ was surprisingly found abandoned in an underground parking lot somewhere in Turin, Italy.

Furthermore, it was also quoted and told on the official Facebook page of the Alfa Romeo Giulia & 105-series, that the car was accidentally found in the basement of an old parking lot in a completely original and intact condition so that it is thought to be very attractive to many thick pocket classic car collectors.

Reportedly the Alfa Romeo made classic car belonged to an anonimous mechanic who at that time (in the 1983) could not get it out of those underground parking lot because the parking lift was broken. The findings immediately became a shocking news and made the attention of all classic car lovers immediately fixed on it.
The evacuation process of the 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ from an underground parking lot in Turin, Italy. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Moreover, the 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ kept an interesting story because it has been slept away for over 35 years and never been touched by any maintenance efforts. Of course many people want it. Reportedly, because it was found out that the owner had passed away and had not left any messages or wills regarding the car, then it was handed over to the local government to auction it off.
The Turin city government then auctioned the car on January 31, 2019 and have been sold at the price of €567,000 or more of Rp. 9.7 billions. Wow, for the size of a car found in the basement after 35 years, that figure is, of course, a fantastic price. But, with the big name Alfa Romeo and its history, it looks like this car really deserves to be appreciated that expensive. In your opinion, is it worth the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ to get such an exorbitant price? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | FACEBOOK ]
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