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A beautiful Alfa Romeo Tubolare Zagato races to RM Sotheby's Monaco Auction

Vintage racing never looked so good.
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Photo: RM Sotheby's

Photo: RM Sotheby's

There's just something about an Alfa Romeo that gives it a special kind of charm that its other Italian rivals could never replicate. Case in point: The 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Tubolare Zagato. The car is the 39th example of the 101 examples produced and this little spitfire saw quite a bit of success in competition and its current owner has had the car for 33 years.

Originally finished in a blue exterior, this Tubolare Zagato started its life in Rome with owner and racer Angelo Pelatelli and then to its second owner, Luigi Vasile of the Squadra Piloti Senesi racing team. Vasile made a number of enhancements to the car including the cooling vents you see in the picture, a new orange exterior, and gave it a bit of a workout with widened rear wheel arches. 

It then landed in the US and found residence in Texas and California, where it then went through a number of other repaints and restorations. After calling America home, the Alfa made its way back to Europe with its current owner. As of today, the car is equipped with its vented competition hood and has yet to be entered into any Concours d’Elegance. It's fitted with a 170 bhp four-cylinder engine with five-speed manual and front and rear independent suspension.

The car will hit the auction block on May 14th at Le Sporting Monte-Carlo in Monaco. Its expected sale price has yet to be determined.

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