Zagatos star at Villa D’este

Four Zagato-bodied cars are coming up for auction at RM Sotheby’s Villa d’Este sale at Lake Como on 25 May. First up is a beautiful 1955 Fiat 8V Coupe by Zagato, one of only 26 built. Finished in metallic green with a black interior, it participated in historic racing events in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s, including the Mille Miglia. It’s recently been fully restored and retains its original engine, and is estimated to make €1.6 to €1.8 million.


Next is a 1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Zagato, based on the Fiat 600 and fitted with a ‘Mille Miglia’ engine, which has a factory lightweight crankshaft. It’s had a full restoration, Abarth Classiche certification and is described as “concours- ready condition”. The auction estimate is €100,000 to €200,000.

1955 Fiat 8V Coupé Zagato

1955 Fiat 8V Coupé Zagato

Zagato’s 1966 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport 3C 2.8 is a second-series example finished in slate grey over red leather interior. Fully restored to concours standards, this Lancia is offered without reserve but is estimated at €230,000 to €280,000.

A 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake, one of 99 built, has carbonfibre bodywork, a 6.0-litre V12 580hp engine and stiffened suspension. Each Vanquish Zagato was fully customisable, making each car unique. It’s finished in Lava Red over black. Also offered without reserve, it’s estimated at €650,000 to €850,000.

Meanwhile the RM Sotheby’s Essen Show Lancias (previewed in last month’s issue) all sold well above estimate. The 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale made €545,000; the 1982 Lancia 037 Rally Stradale soared to €770,000; and the 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale achieved €1,040,000 – the latter two representing world-record values.

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