Alfa SZ

StuartW

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Very exciting, love that car. It looked bonkers when it was launched and is just as bonkers now!
 

zagatoes30

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It was really hard to get a number of various shades of red to match the factory look :happy2:

Actually the paint is really good but most of the effort was getting the shoddy panels that Alfa fitted flat. The amount of filler and paint Alfa used to end up with normal SZ ripples was shocking, 9 coats of paint on the bonnet alone.

All the **** was removed, right back to the base and then all inconsistencies were removed to get a super smooth panel to accept primer and paint. Time and effort in preparation was demoralising at times but it paid off on the finish.
 
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rockits

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Nice work Andy.....looking really good. A long hard and no doubt expensive road but well worth it for such a unique and rare car these days.
 

zagatoes30

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Thanks all, it will be good to get her back, I think she will enjoy some of the Irish roads although not sure how the natives are going to react as it doesn't seem there is another SZ over here.
 

CatmanV2

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Wouldn't surprise me if they were the same.

That reminds me, I have a set of SZ torsion bars in the garage. Any interest?

C
 

zagatoes30

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A fantastic and rare car!!..........The alloys look the same as the ones I had on my old 75 LE. This isn't mine but the same alloys.
The 75 wheels are similar in style but totally different to the SZ rims in terms of size and the fact that the SZ ones are split rims (pretty sure the 75 & 155 ones are not)
 

rs48635

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phwoar . this car always on my list. Do come and visi.t a group meet in the uk when you're over
 

zagatoes30

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Wouldn't surprise me if they were the same.

That reminds me, I have a set of SZ torsion bars in the garage. Any interest?

C
Always keep an eye out for SZ parts, PM details please although GTV 6 & 75 owners are much more likely to want these as they are not known to wear out.