Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ
From Alfa Romeo press: This car was conceived in 1959 to replace the SZ, using most of the series assemblies. Work on it began in 1960 and the first road trials were conducted in 1961; it was a long time, however, before it reached production line, because precedence was given to the new Giulia and 2600 models.
It was put on sale in 1963 with a 112 bhp engine identical to the one on the Sprint Special: this engine was then further developed for participation in Grand Touring Category races.
After its sporting debut in minor races, the Giulia TZ was immediately able to make its mark in demanding races such as the FISA Cup in Monza in 1963, at the Sebring 12-hour race, the 48th Targa Florio, the 1000 Km Nurburgring, the Le Mans 24-hour race, the Tour of France, the Coupe des Alpes, and the Tour of Corsica. These victories confirm the great class of a car suitable not only for track racing, but also for more demanding road circuits.