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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A beauty streamlined bodies Giulia 1600 Sport of Pininfarina

Observing the sleek body of this Alfa Romeo classic car makes us briefly reminded of the distinctive line-drawn shape of the sports car made by one of the oldest Italian manufacturers which had also ruled in various world-renowned racing events in the 1960s. Although for almost a decade Alfa Romeo did not build a special racing car, until a road-worthy race car called the Alfa Romeo TZ launched at the 1962 Turin Motor Show.
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sport is designed by Pininfarina and built based on the Alfa Romeo TZ race cars previously developed by Zagato. (Picture from: Fabwheeldigest)
as quoted of Carstylingru, the race car itself was developed by an independent Alfa Romeo subsidiary whose engaged in the preparation, modification and adaptation of road cars for racing named Autodelta. Refering by its name of TZ which stands for 'Tubolare Zagato,' which is a car construction that uses a tubular frame with a lightweight aluminum body developed by Zagato on the chassis and mechanics of the Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600.
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sport is designed by Aldo Brovarone and appeared with more emphasis on minimum height with a long overhang and front fender. (Picture from: Fabwheeldigest)
In short, the Alfa Romeo TZ has 2 versions of the vehicle and was produced in a limited series from 1963 to 1965. And it is mentioned that 102 copies have been produced, most of which appear in Zagato-made bodies and compete intensively in various racing events in the 1960s and often achieved leading places. Of the many cars, only 2 units were built by using the bodies made by the rival studios, Bertone and Pininfarina.
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sport is made debut at the Turin Motor Show 1965. (Picture from: Fabwheeldigest)
Those two Italian coachbuilder companies used the very low silhouettes of the original models as the main design ideas for their show cars. Bertone was the first with the Alfa Romeo Canguro (Italian for kangaroo) is debuted at the 1964 Paris Motor Show, in which the design was drawn by Giorgietto Giugaro and retained the basic proportions of the original Alfa Romeo TZ.

Meanwhile, Pininfarina launched the Giulia Tubolare version a few months later and was named Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sport, which made its debut at the Turin Motor Show 1965. The car was designed by Aldo Brovarone who had a very different design from its predecessor. It could be said that the design puts more emphasis on minimum height with a long overhang and front fender plus some other distinctive design features such as the hood emblem, which continues the Alfa Romeo logo.
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sport now along with its sibling Alfa Romeo Canguro by Bertone owned by a Japanese automotive collector named Shiro Kosaka. (Picture from: Fabwheeldigest)
If the Canguro was practically destroyed during testing at the Monza circuit, and was succesfully restored in 2005, in contrary the Giulia 1600 Sport has been managed to preserve in great shape. Quite unique indeed, although the two show cars initially had completely different fates, they ended sweetly and now both belong to a Japanese automotive collector named Shiro Kosaka.
And reportedly, the classic Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sport racing car was seen again of the public at the 2010 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, in shores of Lake Como, Italy. At that time the one-off classic race car was reunited with its creator, Aldo Brovarone and appeared alongside its current owner to accept the Trofeo “FIVA” to the best preserved car and the Trofeo Auto & Design to the most exciting design. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSTYLING.RU | AUTOCONCEPT | FEBWHEELSDIGEST | CONCORSODELAGANZAVILLADESTE ]
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