In a groundbreaking collaboration, the renowned Italian coachbuilder Zagato and the innovative La Squadra have joined forces to usher the art of coachbuilding into a new era. Unveiled at Zagato’s historic Milan atelier, the AGTZ Twin Tail represents a daring fusion of art and engineering, seamlessly blending heritage with cutting-edge technology. Andrea Zagato, whose grandfather founded Carrozzeria Zagato in 1919, emphasizes the importance of telling the stories of iconic cars from the past to inspire future generations.
In the mid-20th century, the automotive world witnessed the birth of a legendary marque that would go on to challenge the dominance of established sports car manufacturers. Lamborghini, primarily known for its agricultural machinery, entered the sport car market with the release of the Lamborghini 350 GT.
Italian coachbuilders, renowned for their craftsmanship and design prowess, have left an indelible mark on the automotive world. The marriage of British engineering excellence with Italian design flair has resulted in some of the most striking and unique Jaguars to date. From the golden age of the XK series to the iconic E-Type and beyond, these coachbuilt creations showcase the collaborative brilliance of two automotive cultures.
In the early months of 1968, Zagato, the coachbuilder from Milan, embarked on a new venture called the Competition. This project was commissioned by Cesare Fiorino and commenced with the Fulvia Sport chassis type 818.332 number 001890, concluding with number 001911.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sport coupè was actually developed before the Giulietta sedan, despite being derived from it. Due to production delays, the Bertone coachbuilder was commissioned to create a coupè version using the mechanics of the sedan.
Fiat 1100 A Cabriolet Balbo A small cabriolet based on the Fiat 1100 A chassis built by Balbo and unveiled at the 1948 Turin…
At the 1992 Turin Motor Show, Fiat unveiled a series of concept cars designed by famous Italian coachbuilders to celebrate the arrival of the small Cinquecento on the market.
Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato, here it is finally: a two-door coupé signed by the famous atelier Zagato. It features a carbon fiber body…
Lets step back in time to the year 1947, a momentous period marked by the end of a war that left both material and moral devastation in its wake. The echoes of those challenging years are etched in the memories of those fortunate enough to have lived through them. The Mille Miglia revives, symbolizing the resilient spirit of a society yearning for recovery.
The Zagato Mostro Barchetta makes its debut at the Concorso d’eleganza di villa d’Este
An elegant convertible, built in 1949 on the popular Fiat 1100 B chassis by Stabilimenti Farina in very few speciments, remains the emblem of this extraordinary coachbuilding of cars in the early 1950s. The resemblance to Ferrari’s 166 Inter is surprising, which let to controversy between Giovanni Farina and Enzo Ferrari.
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in coachbuilt cars, as more and more people are looking for a unique driving experience. Whether it’s a classic design or something more modern, these cars offer a level of luxury. There are a few coachbuilders who still produce cars in limited numbers, but the art of coachbuilding is slowly dying out. This is because it is becoming increasingly difficult to built bespoke cars on modern donor cars because of the safety regolations. Let’s discover what the year 2022 will bring.