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?
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.
Kamm tail styling is taken a step further than the SS but only hints at the radical treatment in store for this cars successor, the 105 based TZ. Paint, panel fit, trim stance everything is excellent. These tail lights remind me of the 2600 Sprint units.
Long and low. If it came to a point it would be a 24 foot long car and be a disaster in a rear end collision, not just to repair but it would probably impale the following driver. Again, this kind of supple capable stance doesn’t happen without a lot of effort.
The work required to get everything to fit in this package must have been intense. I suspect this car had some sweet period correct wheels that the seller was loathe to give up so it has these steel Fergats. Even lowly normale’s usually get Borrani’s steels when restored. That said, I like the look of the Fergats with the trapezoidal oval.
Big money for sure. Big enough that fakes exist and no matter how authorotative the seller sounds and convincing the receipts look one has to do some digging to make sure what they are buying is the real deal.