Artist: Jan Matthias
Photographed with extreme attention to technical details, body reflections and distinct line work, Jan Matthias added additional application of color pencil, marker and gouache. Each piece is unique.
Size: 8 1/4" x 10 3/4"
Story behind this piece:
Alfa Romeo TZ 2
Succeeding the older model TZ 1, in 1965, the factory introduced the TZ 2 with new fibreglass bodywork providing lower drag and reduced weight (620 kg). The new car was called the Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ 2. This new version was also made by Zagato, designed by renowned Ercole Spada. The letters TZ stand for ‘Tubolare Zagato’, with an aluminum body over an ultra-light weight tubular space frame.
The car achieved an impressive string of race results at events around the world: Monza, 24hrs at Le Mans, 1000 km at the Nuerburgring, 12 hrs at Sebring, Targa Florio, Tour de France …
1.6 L, 160 BHP, front engine, 5-speed transmission, top speed 215 km/hr.
Only 10 of the TZ 2 racing version were built.