That's mine. It's not the SZ, mine is an ES-30, the pre-serie of SZ. They builted 38 prova cars, than destroyed. Only 2 of that cars were survived, mine and that is in Alfa Museum in Arese.
Thats funny, because I have a different story from a local ES 30 owner in an article here. You can translate it with Google. The guy is serious Alfa fan and mechanic, actually building cars. Well, he was in France and bought his car in parts from Sbarro styling school and built it up again. According to his info there were built only 4 ES 30 prototypes of which 3 were totally crashed and this last car was transferred to the Sbarro styling shool for studying. After they lost interest it was sold together with another car to Norway. Now the worlds only ES30 car according to the owner!
From local newspaper:
Østlandets Blad - Skorpen har verdens eneste
It has serial number 004, and it was only made four copies. The first three cars were used for crash tests, thus Tom Skorpen in Drøbak the only remaining issue. No wonder Alfa Romeo enthusiast is proud of his car.
DRØBAK: In 1988 developed Alfa Romeo model SZ. An issue that was only made red and which were produced in 1000 copies and is still a sought-after model among connoisseurs. But before the model was put into production was handmade four prototypes. The first three were used for different types of testing, including crash tests. The fourth prototype was designed with the views in motor shows around Europe. After a lifetime in the spotlight fell 004, which is the car's serial number, on a design school in France, where it after being picked apart into pieces of students gathered dust in a corner. Until Tom crust from Carozzeri Drøbak came to visit.
Were all fired up.
- We noted this car fairly quickly and thought it was fun that they had a SZ standing. And when we opened the engine compartment so that the serial number was 004 so it boiled a little extra. Then we realized that this was a truly rare treat. We were going to buy about 15 cars from Franco Sbarro in design school, and we got negotiated until a package where we got this purchase. He had in fact no longer need for it, smiles Tom Skorpen who for 20 years has managed an Alfa Romeo workshop and who is a real enthusiast of the Italian vehicle type.
What Skorpen got home with him was a car in parts.
- When we took the car and proceeded to screw it together was great joy when it turned out that most of the parts came along and was intact. Somehow we have got, but we have obtained via Alfa Romeo enthusiasts around the world. The hardest part was four small headlights, which we had to pay 30,000 kroner for. The rear wing was also pricey. Now it is only trifles that remains, and a full paint remaining before the vehicle is ready for the road.
Actually the no 4 car is pictured here:
How do these claimes add up? 4 ES 30 and the rest were SZ pre production models??
Any comment Mr Nivolamaster?
Besides that congrats to Alfanuts with a very nice SZ in Texas. This car was the top of the transaxle line, and a surprise at the time of introduction that Alfa in 91 still had the stuff to make a desirable sportscar!
A couple of drawings of the SZ steel body.