I realize SVZ’s should probably be grouped with Sprints and Sprint Veloce’s, but the hand of Zagato and the hefty price tags makes me think they are better grouped with SZ’s. There are never many of either changing hands, likely the result of there being 250 or so of both models combined potentially existing world-wide. There do seem to always be a few changing hands every year -and a few more on offer as evidenced in this post. I still think a late Coda Tronca SZ is my ultimate Giulietta. Market 418 was SZ 10126*00051, a nice one that sold at auction in Monaco for $340,000.
Market 379 was this Sprint Zagato Coda Tronca -one of a very few made, and whose number I never caught, with an asking price of 270,000 Euro’s -about $356,000.
Market 380 was an unidentified Sprint Zagato with a 300,000 Euro asking price – about $396,000.
Market 384 was Sprint Veloce Zagato 750 E 1493* 06184, a stunning example of a SVZ, selling for 414,400 Euro’s – about $546,000!
Update 5/16/12: This car sold for 257,600 Euro’s or about $340,000. I would be tempted to call this a bargain. With supplies this limited, and nearly the usability of a modern car, these can’t help but get more expensive.
Giulietta Sprint Zagato 10126*00051, 00120*00175. This SZ is going to be auctioned by RM on May 12th along side some other interesting Giulietta’s. Auction estimate is €240,000 – €280,000, ‘only’ about 3 times what a top SS goes for at auction, where SZ’s used to be 10 – 12 times more expensive. If you don’t believe SS values are in a bubble, then you should consider SZ’s a bargain, since they only made about 200 of them. I don’t know SZ’s like I do Sprints, but this car looks good to me.
Does indeed look amazing. It’s important to remember that while a lot of the mechanical parts are in common with some other Giulietta’s, the coachwork has to be restored or hand-made replaced and most of these cars saw a decade of hard use before becoming desirable collectors items. Note the jack point covers in aluminum. Nice touch.
Giulietta Sprint Zagato. Sharing warehouse space with yesterdays SZCT in Italy, and also on offer on Autoscout is this very clean Sprint Zagato. Asking price is €300,000, a lot of money for a little car, but these have always been 2 to 3 times the cost of a Sprint Veloce Lightweight, so maybe comparatively speaking they have lost a little ground. Not enough of these change hands to form a basis for a sound cost analysis, so the money has to be relative to your ability to buy it. As with yesterdays SZCT, I’m far form expert so will reserve my commentary to appreciation for design -always a safe ground to stand on with Zagato products of the 50′s and 60′s.
A very potent race car in its day. Short, low and light. Zagato had a head start on the design since they had converted crashed cars into Sprint Veloce Zagato’s for customers, with the final iterations being VERY similar in appearance to the Alfa sanctioned SZ seen here. Period alloy wheels?
Giulietta Sprint Zagato ‘Coda Tronca’. Elmar sent me a link to this car on Autoscout, for sale out of Italy for €270,000. They made about 200 SZ’s, the last handful of which were ‘Coda Tronca’ (CT is how I abbreviate it other places) with the Kamm tail. I have no authority to say anything about these cars, so will keep the commentary to a lot of ‘oohs’ and ‘aaahs’. Anyone know the VIN of this car?
A handsome critter. Note they figured out how to incorporate a wind deflector into the hood. I wonder if it also provides pressure relief for the engine compartment like the louvers on an SS hood? Helps keep the front end from getting light at speed. That nose is like a big egg; white, bulbous and extremely fragile. No parallel parking allowed in a car like this.
Update 10/29/11: Auction has been pulled. Almost certainly a scam.
Update 10/29/11: This car is on eBay right now out of Morrison CO. Picture are the same as those marketing the car at Fantasy Junction in 2009.
Update 4/9/11: This charmer is going to be auctioned by RM at Villa d’Este on May 21st. Still my favorite! I just noticed I don’t have a register for Zagato variants and I don’t have many pictures. Anyone want to share their collection?
Seems to have been treated well since the last visit to these pages.
Originally posted 8/1/09: Giulietta Sprint Veloce Zagato II ‘Coda Tronca’ 10126*00184. That’s one mouthful of a name. This desirable object is probably parked beside the subject of Market 136 in the Fantasy Junction showroom. For the $355,000 asking price of this jewel you could buy two of those Lightweight Sprints and throw in the Fulvia Zagato with the remainder and still pay most of the tax and reg.
Austere is a good word for these -at least the ‘markedly simple’ part of the definition. The beautiful form of a shape derived solely to fulfill a function. Light weight, low drag coefficient, low center of gravity and yet unmistakeably a Zagato creation. This particular model, of which so few were made, is possibly my favorite.
Below are the cars that sell in such small numbers that it doesn’t make sense have a separate review for each. Still in order of least to most expensive with in most cases just the asking price identified. I’ll try to find enough Giulietta Sedans and SZ’s this year to have reviews for each next year.
Market 94 was this 10109 Giulietta TI for 750 pounds, about $1200. Rusty, complete and cheap. Continue reading
Giulietta Sprint Zagato 10126*00067. This car, available now at Fantasy Junction, went through Bonham’s earlier this month and failed to sell with an estimate between $240,000 and $270,000. Current asking price is $268,500 which, after FJ takes their 6% cut and monthly boarding fees, puts the seller in the low end of the above estimate. FJ is a natural venue for cars that fail to sell at the Monterey weekend auctions, being close to the action and a very highly regarded outfit. I usually try to do a walk through a few saturdays after the big weekend to see what exotica has turned up.
A very subtle design, with function informing beauty at every intersection, and yet in all its spartan glory, it has headlight rings, grill trims and hubcaps ‘just in case’. A car in which to win the Targa Florio in or pick up your significant other for a night on the town.
Giulietta Sprint Zagato 10126*00107, engine 00120*01108. This car is available right now from Morris and Welford. Price is POR and the car is restored so I assume it costs between $250,000 and $350,000. I am no expert so I will keep commentary to a minimum.
This is a neat car. The yellow reminds me of a Ferrari 275 GTB4 a friend used to have . I would lose a few of the stickers but other than that keep it how it is.