It’s a period blessed with aesthetically pleasing automotive design, full of class and panache. The cars look right. And they sound it too, either here at a historic racing circuit, or taking an afternoon drive down the Amalfi coast.
It’s not particularly Mediterranean at the 76th Members’ Meeting as the cars line up on the grid, but the sight of two Alfa Giulia TZ1s are doing their bit to warm the cockles of our Members this weekend.
Their distinctive headlights, blackened rear-ends, and sweeping contours are instantly recognisable, with some obvious design nods to the more famous 250 GTOs. Well worth an inspection in detail, if you ever get the chance.
The Tubolare Zagato was developed as a purpose-built competition GT by Autodelta, Alfa Romeo’s competition department, founded by ex-Ferrari engineer Carlo Chiti. Born for racing, the TZs competed gamely against Ferrari 250 GTOs, Shelby Cobras, Maserati Birdcages, and Porsche 904s throughout the 1960s.