Lancia Sport Prototipo Zagato
In 1964, the Lancia Works team presented the Sport Prototipo Zagato, a unique creation with a lightweight body and numerous weight-saving measures. Its first race was at the 1964 Targa Florio, with Marco Crosina and Fernando Frescobaldi, using race number 184. Unfortunately, the drivers and the car did not see the finish line due to an unplanned off-road excursion during the race. After the Targa Florio entry, the car had a very short racing history due to limited funds; the Works team, instead, decided to race the standard road going Flavia Zagato in the ‘Turismo’ category to try to help the sales of that car. After a few more outings on circuit events, the Sport Prototipo Zagato was left in Lancia’s Reparto Corse and stored for a few years, unused and nearly forgotten.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
148 bhp, 1,848 cc single overhead camshaft four-cylinder boxer engine, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and parallel trailing arms, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,330 mm (91.7")
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Wood