The 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance saw the debut of the Zagato TZ3 Stradale , an extremely rare sports car designed by Italian design house Zagato to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo. It was so rare that Zagato only built nine of these models, one of which, has found its way into the hands of Ferrari of Newport Beach. Naturally, the dealership is selling the model for $699,900. It’s a rather fair price for such an exclusive sports car that’s only three years old.
This particular TZ3 Stradale comes with a rather lusty Metallic Brown exterior finish to match the Chestnut leather interior. It also looks brand new, judging by how polished it is in these photos. Any dealership worth its salt would see to it that the cars they sell, especially something as rare as the TZ3 Stradale, should look the part of fresh new models. Props to Ferrari of Newport Beach on that end.
The only hesitation I have with this model is the price tag. Sure, there are only nine examples all over the world — this one is No. 7 of 9 — and it really is as good as brand new with only 317 miles on the ticker.
But it’s still one Benjamin short of $700,000. If I had that money, I’d waste no time buying it. Unfortunately, I have neither the funds nor the resources to make that purchase, so hopefully, someone with an impeccable taste in exotics can take that home with them.
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Why It Matters
Rare sportscars always find their way into dealerships at one point or another. But the Zagato TZ3 Stradale is a different kind of rare. Then again, a $700k price tag is a really tough pill to swallow. I mean, imagine all of the sexy supercars you could pick up with that kind of scratch.
The Zagato TZ3 Stradale was based on the 2010 Dodge Viper , taking a bunch of the sports car’s components, including the rolling chassis, engine, gearbox, and suspension.
But even though it’s a Viper at heart, the TZ3 Stradale still exuded that rare quality of exclusivity, the kind you can never say for the Viper or any other sports car in the market for that matter.
Having one in your garage is the ultimate testament to your taste in rare modern-day sports cars. The fact that it has an 8.4-liter engine with 640 horsepower on tap doesn’t hurt either.