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Those can be had over there for $35-$45K usd Jim. Usually needing cosmetic.
That is the kind of car I would be interested in. Something you can drive, not sit in a garage.
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Gah. Best wheels ever. How's the interior?

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Gah. Best wheels ever. How's the interior?
I really like things to be factory/OEM/originale, but the original 16" wheels just look terrible on the car*.

Don't really have a good picture of the interior, I did take out the carpet to extractor clean it, and redyed the seats and door panels.

*Opinion, not fact.
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@FastFreddie – could you do me a solid and post some pictures of how the spare and the toolkit are fixed in the trunk? Some pictures of the toolkit itself would be great too, thanks!
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I really like things to be factory/OEM/originale, but the original 16" wheels just look terrible on the car*.

Don't really have a good picture of the interior, I did take out the carpet to extractor clean it, and redyed the seats and door panels.

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Didn't realize they weren't stock, but now that you mention it. Those are the 81X wheels then?

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No problem, but it will take a few Days since the car is in the workshop

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@Rutlefan – they are.
@FastFreddie – thanks!
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Some went to Japan _ scrutinizing:


Have a drive with Davide Cironi:




Also I remember this car has a unique feature that it can alter height. it can hug to the ground to make good cornering G-s and it can lift up for crossing curbs and thresholds.
The battery is up front though, 75 style, while I would prefer it back as GTV6 style, but obviouly there was no space there!

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Wow, does the SZ look gorgeous on those SZ18 wheels.

Thank God that California won't ever let me register that thing here.

I keep thinking for that kinda money I could buy a nice Ferrari 355 GTB manual and roll the windows down and look for tunnels! Come to think of it everything is easier to get for a used Ferrari than an Alfa, let alone an SZ.

I would fear gravel trucks. Imagine the cost of the SZ windshield? How about the price of those six unobtainable headlights?
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Wow, does the SZ look gorgeous on those SZ18 wheels.

Thank God that California won't ever let me register that thing here.

I keep thinking for that kinda money I could buy a nice Ferrari 355 GTB manual and roll the windows down and look for tunnels! Come to think of it everything is easier to get for a used Ferrari than an Alfa, let alone an SZ.

I would fear gravel trucks. Imagine the cost of the SZ windshield? How about the price of those six unobtainable headlights?
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Wow, does the SZ look gorgeous on those SZ18 wheels.

Thank God that California won't ever let me register that thing here.

I keep thinking for that kinda money I could buy a nice Ferrari 355 GTB manual and roll the windows down and look for tunnels! Come to think of it everything is easier to get for a used Ferrari than an Alfa, let alone an SZ.

I would fear gravel trucks. Imagine the cost of the SZ windshield? How about the price of those six unobtainable headlights?
So why dont you buy a 355, so you dont have be aware of gravel trucks and windshield and lamps are cheap!

As mentioned earlier if you want a special car you dont count how many other items you could buy for that money! Maybe the money is better spent on a world tour or whatever, it depends on your priorities. If somebody really wants to pay the price for such a car, well good for him!

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Imagine the cost of the SZ windshield?
Pretty much NLA. But it's not like the 40 valve guides sh-tt-ng the bed in a 355 are going to fix themselves for 20 bucks. ;-)

Edit; I will admit it's a valid concern. My car's previous owner sold the car because he was afraid to drive it. A pebble to the windshield or a worn out pinion gear are very, very, serious problems for SZ owners.

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Yes I have heard SZ parts have their special prices

SZ windscreen:

Afra s.a.s. - Alfa Romeo ES 30 SZ - RZ Vintage spare parts

Also some interesting parts, like CF, Wheels etc here:

http://www.collectioncar.com/detaile...y_id=2&lang=de

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