In 1956 Lancia made a platform chassis availble to outside coachbuilers such as Zagato that made the Appia Sport also known as the Appia GT, Appia GTS and Appia GTE which stood for Gran Turismo Esportazione.
Zagato’s lightweight construction matched the somewhat diminutive Appia output which ranged from 48 bhp to 60 bhp depending on year of construction.
1960 Lancia Appia Zagato GTE – sold for $82,500. The car on offer represents the most desirable Appia Zagato, the long-nose, faired-in headlight GTE. It was delivered in 1960 with white paint and licensed in California under license plate VCZ 482. It comes supplied with period correct, black, California license plates. It received an extensive mechanical and body restoration through 2006 and is presented in concours condition. This car has an Automobili Storico Italia (ASI) Targa d’Oro plate, assigned to survivor cars. Auction Source: ‘Rolling Sculpture’ 2015 NYC by Keno Brothers