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Click to view more of the 1965 Lancia Flavia Zagato

Zagato's designs aren't for everyone. Just as well, because they're not available to everyone, usually costing a fair penny and produced in very limited numbers. This example, however, takes the love-it-or-hate-it approach to new (or rather, old) extremes. Lancia created just 626 examples of this Zagato-designed coupe between 1963 and 1967, of which only a few reportedly remain in good condition today. (It's not quite as rare as the Lancia Zagato we brought you a couple of weeks ago, but still a genuine collector's item.) This one was made in 1965, and after failing to sell on eBay, it has now been posted on the Seattle Craigslist, for sale in Ventura, California.

The aluminum bodywork may not be the prettiest at the ball, particularly with the stock steel wheels, but you're not likely to pull up next to another one at an intersection. Back in its day, it actually sold for double the price of a Jaguar XKE, and the seller claims it's worth twice the asking price. If you've got thirty grand and quirky taste, check it the photos in the gallery below and details on the eBay auction page.


[Source: Craigslist via CarScoop]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Bleagh! I'll keep the Jaguar thankyouverymuch!

      --chuck
      http://chuck.goolsbee.org
      • 7 Years Ago
      Honestly I like it. Of course I would defile it by taking advantage of the lightweight aluminum body by putting the largest most powerful engine that would fit in the sucker.

      Can you say, Buick Turbo V6? (Hey it looks kinda tight under that hood.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Jerry Seinfeld probably already has his auction sniper program trained on it...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its really ugly.

      I love quirky cars, love (some of) Zagato's designs, but this poor thing is ungainly at best. Id spring for a Citroen DS or XM or any old Alfa before i'd spend 30k on this... but it is lovable for some reason, isn't it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is stunning! The looks are quirky for sure, but then I've always loved quirky, interesting cars. I'd rather drive something that polarizes opinions than one of the dozens of lookalike cars on the road today.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In pic 18: WHAT is up with the gearshift? Looks like it was inspired by Salvador Dali.

      Looks like a boxer engine under the hood?

      I'd call this a half and half design. Looks good up to the B pillar and then it just doesn't work for me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Car collectors dream about owning at least one coachbuilt car in their collection. It's like a Mona Lisa or a diamond studded Cartier watch. Like the article said, you'll never see yourself at a stoplight.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like this car! I wouldn't own it. But it doesn't offend me like an Aztec does! Ya know?