Automobile Work, Zagato

1600 Zagato Nose Work

One of the iconic features of the Jr and 1600 Zagato is the unusual plexiglass cover that encases the headlights. This area includes several interesting details and some parts that are often missing; the and horizontal metal separator between the turn lights and headlights. In the center of the nose are two air intakes; one large one for the radiator that feeds in via the Alfa Romeo “heart” logo, another is for the cold air intake to the carbs via a series of eight oval holes in the plexiglass. The entire nose is then trimmed out with an elaborate polished stainless steel frame. This trim has thumb screws to make the front plexi removable for cleaning. This entire nose package with intricate detail and exciting tolerances for fitment ensured that this car would never become mass produced.

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