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Hi!
For a few years I am working on chassis registers of some limited Alfa Romeo production cars. I collect magazines and books and with help of the www (and Alfabb of course) I have listed some thousand events and photos regarding the Giulietta SVA (Alleggerita), SVZ, SZ, Giulia TI Super, TZ, GTA, GTAJ, GTAm and the Tipo 33. I will try now to write down something about the SVZ but of course it will never be complete. As you see there are many open questions left, not all the cars can be confirmed and I hope I did not make too many mistakes. Please feel free to add information, tell me what is wrong or simply enjoy the photos (I hope there are no copyrights with them, most of them came from the www or from the Alfa Romeo archives). And … sorry for my bad english
Martin
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Svz #01521

SVZ #01521 was for sale on auction in 1998 (GB) and 2000 (D). According to auction papers it is based on a 1956 Sprint Normale and was rebodied by Zagato in 1958, UK registered.
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Svs #01819

SVS #01819 is based on a 1956 SVA (Alleggerita type) and was rebodied in 1957 by Scaglietti for its owner Domenico Rabino. Rabino raced it until 1958, no information since
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Svz #01849

SVA #01849 was owned and raced by Ada Pace. She had it rebodied by Zagato in early 1958. Ada Pace raced it until 1959 and was italian female champion twice, no information since
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Svz #01944

SVZ #01944 was the first SVZ. It was one of the first SVAlleggeritas ever sold and was destroyed only a few days later in the 1956 Mille Miglia. During the summer of 1956 it was rebodied by Zagato for the Leto di Priolo brothers. Massimo Leto di Priolo raced it first in the 1956 Coppa Intereuropa at Monza on the Formula One weekend, and took a class win (GT1.3). The Leto di Priolo brothers raced it until the end of 1957 and sold it to Giorgio Ubezzi from Torino (father of Alfabb-member mbuezzi). After a few races he repainted the car rosso and went on to Le Mans. From then on there is no information. In 1960 he went again to Le Mans with a SVZ, possibly the same car but with the later 1958 SVZ bodywork and new registration plates. No information since
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Svz #02028

SVA #02028 was originally owned by Giorgio Becucci, Bologna (I) and raced at the 1956 Mille Miglia. According to Auto Motor Klassiek magazine 1/1994 it was rebuilt to SVZ and came to Germany to be raced by Friedhelm Vogt. There are no german race results confirming that but one Ron J. Vogt raced possibly a SVZ in 1959 at the Nürburgring and in a few races more. In 1994 owner was Rinus Belt (NL)
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Svz #02158

SVA #02158 was the second ever built SVZ. Owner Carlo Maria Abate raced it 1957/1958 and was national champion in GT1.3 these years. No information since
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Svz #02289

SVA #02289 was rebodied in early 1958 and is one of the first 1958 cars. Owner Casimiro “Miro” Toselli raced it this year and sold it to Francesco De Leonibus for the 1959 season. No information since
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Svz #02308

SVA #02308 was the first 1958 type SVZ. Sergio “Pegaso” Bettoja raced it every weekend in early 1958 but possibly destroyed it in the Targa Florio. Next event he raced a SVZ was the 1959 Targa Florio, but there is no photo of the car since it did not finish the race. In 1960 he did some races but it is difficult to identify a car since the sources does not specify any type. Some times it is written SVZ, other time SS (must be his #0029) or even SZ (#0002?).
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Svz #02348

SVA #02348: According from an english magazine this car was rebodied to SVZ in 1958. Theo Geither from Muenchen (D) raced it 1959/1960. He sold it in 1961, 1963 Fritz Esser (D) tried to sell it again. No information from then on. In 1983 it was found by Uli Kiam (D), who restored it and in 1997 he resold it to UK, owned by Alfabb-member GTA2 (GB)
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Svz #02444

SVZ #02488 was for sale in the 1997 Paris auction with the Fernand Masoero collection. No information before and since then. It had a later SZ front.
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Svz #03613

SVZ #03613: It was sold in 1997 at the Mike Hailwood Auction/London. Said to be one of three double bubble cars made in 1957 by Zagato and should be fully documented. Modified front, was sold to the United States
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Svz #03907

SVA #03907 was rebodied to SVZ in early 1958 for owner Sergio “Kim” Pedretti. He raced it in 1958/1959. No information since
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Svz #04069

#04069 was the third SVA rebodied by Zagato in early 1957. Egidio Gorza raced it in 1957. 1958/1959 it was sold to Mario Bongiasca, Milano (I), who had the front modified. Bongiasca entered some events in 1959/1960 but there is no photograph for confirmation. In 1962 Herbert Wrobel from Munich (D) raced and tried to sell it. Said to be raced in Germany the following years, there was no information up to 1991, when it came to Auction at Genève (CH) and 1992 at Tokyo (J); was sold to Japan
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Svz #04249

#04249 was rebodied by Zagato in 1959 according to sources, but owner Dario Sepe probably raced a few times in 1958 with a SVZ. He sold it in 1960 to an italian diplomate who took it to Bombay (IND). Photographed in the 1989 Veloce-book, it is still in India but needs complete restoration
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Svz #04458

#04458 was rebodied to SVZ in 1958 with “due gobbe”. Owner Sergio Cannara raced it in 1958/1959, but since then there is no information. In 2006 it is for sale in Italy but with modified body and leaves any documents missing
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Svz #04657

#04657 is said to be rebodied to SVZ in 1958, no information since. At the late 80s/early 90s owned and restored by Karosserie Rammensee (D), modified front
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Svm #04718

#04718 was rebodied by Zagato in 1959, possibly for Carlo Antonio Mognaschi, Genova (I). Mognaschi raced it in 1959/1960 and probably sold it to Virgilio Conrero, Torino (I), in whose Squadra Conrero Tony Mognaschi was team member. It is said to have run the 1960 Le Mans trails but there is no confirmation. Michelotti rebodied this SVZ #04718 to SVM #04718 in 1961. Conrero took it to various events with the drivers Francesco De Leonibus and Carlo Peroglio. In 1963 it was raced by Francesco Susinno of Scuderia Etna/Sicilia (I). The next photo came from 1984 when it was painted rosso. In 2004 it was for sale in Italy and the new owner took the now yellow car to Oldtimergarage Vetter (CH) for restoration. Featured in various classic car magazines
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Svz #06184

#06184 was owned and raced by Pasquale Tacci. Rebodied to SVZ in 1958 he entered some races in 1958/1959 in Sicilia (I). No information since
 
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