The founder of Zagota, was the pioneer of the use of lightweight materials among Italian coachbuilders. When the Lancia Zagato was introduced, Ugo was nearing the end of his life. A modern design consultancy and engineering services company, Zagato was located outside of Milan. In the midst of Italy’s world-famous fashion industry, the company premises occupied nearly 23,000 square meters.

Established at the end of World War I, Ugo Zagota created a company that designed cutting edge vehicles that became synonymous with light weight and exception aerodynamics. With the signature ‘double-bubble’ roofline, the Zagato was designed for Lancia’s top of the range Supersport and Flaminia Sport.

At the time, Lancia’s of this period were too complicated to restore, so many of these models are very rare today. An inspiration from Elio Zagota, the sport body was his design and brilliant creation. Ercole Spade began the design with the original chassis of the Coupe, and created an avant-garde body with more aerodynamics and more advanced stylistic solutions. Much like the Coupe


Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

See listing: 1981 Lancia Zagato (from February 27, 2015)