Tuesday, September 20, 2016

1/2 cleaned 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Zagato at the 2016 Villa d Este Concourso, awarded best preserved

Half the car is cleaned but not restored, while the other is in as-found condition.

Corrado Lopresto treated the Alfa as a work of art, saving as much as possible of the amazingly well-preserved original. But he also decided to clean only half the car, leaving the other half frozen in time. In the uncleaned half, Lopresto preserved everything (including the dust) under a thin layer of transparent matte lacquer.

Reportedly the first unrestored car allowed on the green at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the Alfa displayed a clear dividing line from its heart-shaped grille to its Kamm tail, leaving half of the car left just as Lopresto found the car in California.


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