Lancia Appia Sport Zagato 1962
Coachwork by Zagato
Chassis no. 812051117
•Rare and desirable short-wheelbase Zagato-bodied variant
•From the final Zagato-bodied Appia series
•1 of a mere 200 examples built
•Excellent condition after full restoration
Designed by the young stylist Ercole Spada, who had been hired by Zagato in March 1960, the Appia Sport's lightweight aluminium body made the most of the 1,100cc 60bhp engine, the result being a surprisingly fast car for its size. The short-wheelbase Appia Sport would be built until January 1963.
This rare example was delivered new in Turin, Italy in 1962 finished in the same Burgundy colour it has today. The car stayed in Italy until 1975 when it was exported to New York, USA to new owner Mr Nicholas J Godano. It is believed that the Appia was moved to dry storage in California shortly after arrival and remained there, unused, until 2010 when it was bought by the current Belgian owner. A passionate enthusiast, the owner commissioned HAS to carry out a full professional 'last nut and bolt' restoration, which commenced in 2011 and was only finished in 2014.
After the mammoth task of restoring this beautiful car had been completed, it was registered in 2014 by the current owner, who has enjoyed it to the fullest extent. Since completion the Appia has been entered in various concours d'élégance events, including Masterclass Antwerp where it received a 3rd prize in 2015 and in 2018 won the 'Best Restored Car' class.
Recent works include an overhaul of the Weber Carburettors carried out by VGS in Cologne, Germany in 2018 (invoice on file). Accompanying documentation includes the following:
Belgian registration papers
Numerous restoration photographs
Copy of US Title (New York)
Original 1975 insurance identification card in the name of Nicholas J Godano
Invoices for parts
HAS invoices for work carried out 2013, 2014, 2018
Lancia Appia Zagato book
Photographs from 2010 showing the car in un-restored condition in the USA
The car also comes with a taxation/condition report confirming it to be in
General Condition 1, meaning that it is in excellent/concours condition and very hard to fault. A head-turner at any event, this Appia Sport zagato is worthy of the closest inspection and is ready to participate in any suitable event.
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