Historic racing photo car art featuring Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ driven by Giancarlo Sala and Romolo Rossi at 1963 Le Mans competition. This shot gives you a glimpse of the competition from the pit perspective. You can feel the cheering audience, the tense of the pit onlookers as well as the card players’ calm behind them. Add the conversation ongoing between the standing men and you`ll get the picturesque feel of a live competition as it was back in 1963.
This photo is unique because it is filled with so many things. Unfortunately, none of the tree Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ didn’t manage to complete the 1963 Le Mans competition. It was a compact car with a tiny engine but it was also a light, stream-lined and nimble vehicle. Giulietta SZ was the race version of Giulietta and was prepared by Zagato. It was based on a shortened Giulietta Spider chassis complimented by the mechanics of Sprint Veloce. The design was created by Franco Scaglione at studio Bertone, while the aluminum body was produced by hand at Zagato` workshop. Last 30 of the 200 in total Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ were made with a long tail, known as ‘Coda tronca’ due to achieve better aerodynamic.
#34 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ shown on the picture was racing for Scuderia St. Ambroeus with Giancarlo Sala and Romolo Rossi behind the wheel. Problems in the rear axle forced them to retirement from the race. Their white car with yellow wheels numbered 34 was also featured in the first season of Department S TV series.
Now you can own this lovely piece of racing history, thanks to our partnership with LAT Photography and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.