In 1964 the Lancia Factory in conjunction with Zagato prepared a race version of their Flavia for the 1964 Targa Florio.
A specially built body by Zagato helped lower the weight of the car by over 220 kg. This also included a clamshell front and much lower roofline. The car was particularly distinguished by the front end with huge air scoops for exceptionally large intake trumpets.
The car was also shortened with a smaller wheelbase for better turn-in. Furthermore the bumpers were removed and a race-spec interior was fitted.
At the 1964 Targa Florio, the Lancia Works team had Marco Crosina and Fernando Frescobaldi enter the Prototipo Zagato with race number 184. They didn’t make the distance after an accident off course.
After the sole Prototipo Zagato was damaged, it was stored at Lancia’s Reparto Corse and replaced by a standard Flavia Zagato. In 1967 Claudio Maglioli recognized the car, and negotiated its purchase. After repair, he retained Prototipo for over 20 years.
110.4 kw / 148 bhp
Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato Prices
1964 Lancia Sport Prototipo Zagato – sold for €190,400. Unique Zagato competition styling. Lancia Works racing car. 1964 Targa Florio entrant. Fully documented and only two owners from new; same ownership for over 20 years. The only SWB Lancia Sport Zagato Prototype. Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions