Extremely rare, collectable Alfa, produced for only two years – just 278 RZ roadsters were made and it is believed that only 201 remain today. These V6 powered exotic sports cars were sold only in Europe.
This RZ has about 66K original miles and is is very original condition. The lustrous Giallo Fly exterior color is set off by a stunning black leather interior. Bodywork is in very good condition showing only minor scuff and scratches. The interior is in fine shape, all original except for the fitment of an upgraded audio system.
Recent service, new fluids, belts etc, full inspection and all minor issues found were resolved. Runs great, no problems or mysteries, ready to enjoy.
This very clean example was a recent find previously owned by a collector in Japan that we discovered and imported recently and are now offering for sale. There are no RZ’s in the US today other than this one to our knowledge.
The RZ roadster was introduced in 1992, several years after the introduction of the SZ coupe on which it is based. The SZ production was discontinued when the RZ was launched. The conversion to top down motoring was very comprehensive and expensive for Alfa and the RZ was both controversial in style and top of the market in price.
While very similar in design to the SZ coupe the RZ features basically an entirely new body with subtle styling variations. The interior offers comfortable seating for two. A simple canvas top stows under a dramatic cowl panel and the RZ presents a rakish wedge profile with the top folded. The windshield frame was reinforced to act as a roll bar. The front bumper and rocker panels were reshaped for additional ground clearance.
Created as a halo car for Alfa, overall performance/value ratio compared favorably with period Ferrari 348 model. The RZ and the SZ, also known as Il Mostro in Italy, are now revered as the most exotic Alfa Romeos produced in the modern age.
San Carlos, California, United States