|Sale by dealer or Private party?||Private Party|
|Mileage (kms)||48,913-kms (30k-miles)|
|Exterior Color||Giallo Bilbao|
|Interior Color||Black leather|
|Seller reported accidents||No|
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Ended on: Aug 31 at 01:50pm MDT
This is a 1993 Alfa Romeo RZ finished in Giallo Bilbao yellow (paint code #258A) over a black leather interior. This 2-door sport convertible is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine paired with a rear-mounted 5-speed manual transaxle. The Alfa Romeo was developed in Italy as a limited run joint project between Alfa Romeo and Fiat - they were manufactured by Zagato. RZ stands for “Roadster Zagato,” being the convertible version of the SZ, or “Sprint Zagato” coupe. This is #184 of just 285 Alfa Romeo RZ's ever made. These unique European sports cars only arrived in North America by way of import. This vehicle is currently registered in Ontario with a clean and (Normal) status with approximately 49K-kms reading on the odometer. The seller shares that he imported this RZ from Japan in 2010 at 42K-kms and sold it in 2015. He subsequently purchased the vehicle back from the 2015 buyer in 2021, at which point it had 46K-kms. Approximately 3K kms have been added since.
For US bidders, this RZ is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.
The initial design of the Alfa Romeo SZ and RZ was done by Robert Opron and Antonio Castellana. Its highly angular body, for which Opron and Castellana relied heavily upon computer-aided design tools still in their infancy, is constructed of a thermoplastic injection moulded composite. Its distinctive boxy styling earned the car the nickname “Il Mostro” (the monster) when it launched at the 1989 Geneva Design Show. This RZ boasts six-square headlights with wrap-around indicator lights, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Zagato emblems, and a black grille that descends over an Alfa Romeo triangle in a continuation of the hood. Other notable features include the oblong chrome-tipped exhaust outlet, and the darkened one-piece tailights. This Alfa Romeo RZ rides on modular ten-hole 16” wheels shod in Bridgestone Potenza RE970 AS Pole Position tires, 205/55R16 at the front and 225/50R16 at the rear, with 11” disc brakes. Some rock chips at the front and scratches on the underside of the front bumper are noted and pictured in the gallery. Some small tears in the dark navy blue convertible top are noted as well, along with ageing weatherstripping.
The black leather interior of this Alfa Romeo RZ is equipped with a console that angles toward the driver and houses the 5-speed shifter. The console sweeps up between the bolstered sport seats towards the area where the convertible top is stored when not in use. A three-spoke Alfa Romeo-badged steering wheel fronts an analog instrumentation panel, with round gauges showing a 280 km/hr speedometer to the left, an 8K rpm tachometer to the right, and a Veglia Borletti analog clock in the centre. Auxiliary gauges continue above the centre console, and an aftermarket stereo has been installed. The door panels are body coloured yellow with black leather trim, and the windows are powered. A spare tire and toolkit are found in the trunk, which opens outward with a bottom-mounted hinge. The seller notes that the fan blower bearing needs replacement and thus the heat and A/C are inoperative.
The 1993 Alfa Romeo RZ is powered by a 3.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cam V6 driving the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed transaxle. This is a 12-valve unit with Bosch Motronic fuel injection producing 210 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 181 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm when new. The factory claimed top speed and zero-to-60 are 230 km/hr and 7.5 seconds, respectively. Suspension is independent all around with a De Dion rear axle and Koni hydraulic dampers, which can be raised or lowered at the touch of a button located on the centre console. The seller notes that the fuel pump, filter, spark plugs, oil filter, valve cover gaskets, timing belts, water pump, clutch kit, and bushings were replaced during his first ownership period of 2010 to 2015.