Looking for something exotic, but don’t have hundreds of thousands to spend? Then you might want to check out this Alfa currently up for grabs on Bring A Trailer.
It’s a 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ – one of the most unusual vehicles ever produced by the Italian automaker or by Zagato. It’s one of only 1,036 made, and only 100 that were originally exported to Japan – but has since made its way to Vermont (hence the green plates), and is now listed for sale in northern California.
Shorthand for Sprint Zagato, the Alfa SZ was based on the Alfa Romeo 75 sedan, but was fitted with far more unusual bodywork that could only have emerged from the early 1990s. Power came from a 3.0-liter V6 rated at 210 horsepower, driven to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual.
Presented in highly original (though not concours-quality) condition, this 585th example made has about 33,000 miles on the clock, and has undergone proper servicing. Bidding (as we write these words) stands at $40,000 with four days left to go before the virtual gavel drops.