They’re actually a better looking in person than in the photos, but that's not saying much...That's gotta be the ugliest car to roll out of Zagato's workshop...
And it's hard to imagine any car less likely be imported (at current exchange rates) and flipped. It's going to be very interesting to see how this turns out.This car was sold out of Scotland earlier this year for around/just below $20K I am surprised how quickly it is up for sale again if you take into account shipping time. It apparently had some paint issues which the current seller refers to. Has anyone seen it in person?
The Flavia Zagato was (I think?) one of Ercole Spada's later designs for Zagato. While it was not as successful as his "double bubble" cars, I agree that most photos don't do the cars justice. Virtually all of Spada's designs have a lot of integrety. Flavia Z's are striking cars when seen up close or on the street.But they really do look better in person (not necessarily in red, though); the silver one I mentioned earlier was at The Best of France and Italy just this past Sunday.
The market doesn't really know what to make of these--least of all in the US--but $50K would be about the current guide price for true #1 condition--absolute concours condition, without no imperfections.There are only a handful left in the whole world. To me, the asking price is a bargain, and I would buy it if I had the money (at $25,000)!
It must be remembered that this car ran in the 1600cc to 2 liter class, and not in the 1100-1300cc or 1300-1600cc class.
I see this as a car worth $50,000 when all the minor imperfections are corrected. It's one of those "it's so ugly that it's pretty" kind of cars
I really don't know how many survive but, as Zagato-bodied cars, they've always been appreciated--if not always admired for their looks. So I wouldn't be at all surprised if as many as a third to a half of them are still around--not a lot in terms of production car numbers, but that would still be a couple hundred. This is just a guess, though. Of course, being 'oddball' cars, they've always been more appreciated in Europe than in the US; for whatever reason, we tend to be unimpressed by the unconventional.How many do you think are left worldwide?
As far as I am aware (and I'm not a Lancia expert), these cars were actually quite sucessful in their racing class...
Some racing success for the Flavia Sport in private hands: These cars where pretty good in some local under 2 litre races and hill climbs (including a first at the 65 Coupe des Alpes).