The hype surrounding Zagato’s most recent projects – the Mostro Barchetta coupe and roadster – is through the roof right now. Sadly, all units already have owners, which means interested parties are out of luck. However, if you really want to own a mechanical masterpiece from the independent Italian coachbuilder, there’s a 1961 Lancia Appia Sport Zagato up for sale.
Offering this rare ride is Very Superior Old Cars (VSOC). The automotive brokerage specializes in outstanding finds like this unique example from Zagato. It’s one of only 200 short-wheelbase Lancia Appia Sport in existence. Nonetheless, this timeless silhouette retains most of its original components, with some slight restoration works.
The donor model made its debut in 1953. The Dutch establishment notes “from that first appearance everyone seemed to be impressed with this little car.” The 1961 Lancia Appia Sport Zagato’s most striking feature is the bare aluminum bodywork, which blends with the chrome elements of its exterior.
This 1961 Lancia Appia Sport Zagato sits on two-tone Borrani bi-metal rims. A 1.09-liter V4 engine runs the show here and works with a four-speed gearbox. The powertrain produces around 50 horsepower and sends that to the rear wheels. VSOC points out that the 1961 Lancia Appia Sport Zagato bucket seats are still intact.
Another notable item you can find in the cockpit is the three-spoke wooden steering wheel from Nardi. According to the shop, “good handling and light weight were the main features with which the Zagato-bodied Appias scored their success in events ranging from circuit racing to hillclimbing.” Act now and this 1961 Lancia Appia Sport Zagato can be yours.Discover More
Images courtesy of VSOC