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foto of the day. Hyena.

After checking out photos of the BMW Zagato Coupe concept yesterday, I found myself trying to think of the last Zagato-bodied car that i actually really liked.  Immediately the first car that really came to mind was the limited production Lancia Hyena.  

It’s important to consider that this was not only a fantastic looking car, but carried the performance to embarass a Lancia Delta Integrale.  Bold words then…..so why is that true?  The Hyena is based off the Delta Integrale, shares the same 250hp engine, but weighed 450+ pounds less (it weighed just 2550 pounds)!   So stunning to look at, and with a 0-60 time in the low 5 seconds; stunning to drive!

Completely underrated too….i would love to have one of these in my garage.  They were supposed to make more than 100 cars—however production stopped after 26 cars.  Stay tuned for a more in depth feature to come in the following weeks—-on a car i’m becoming more and more fascinated with.

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foto of the day. A6G 54

Zagato-bodied beautifulness.

Maserati A6G/54


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focus: Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato.

the original Lancia Fulvia is a total legend……and adding to the legend is this rare, but fascinating rebodied Fulvia redone by Zagato and sold in Limited Edition.  A couple of years ago, i had a chance to by an unrestored one of these, but passed it up just due to the huge amount of cash it would have costed to get it back to shape.  One day though, when i have enough loot to swing around, i want a Fulvia HF and a Fulvia Sport Zagato in my garage…….together!

taken from the Ultimate Car Page:

“In April 1965 the first prototype was ready and it was Elio Zagato himself who conducted the road tests. Before the end of the year the production of the Fulvia Sport 1.3 Zagato was started. As can be seen in the second picture, the rear hatch could be opened slightly electrically to improve ventilation while driving. The first production were powered by a 1.2 litre V4 engines, pumping out a decent 80 bhp. In 1967 the displacement was increased to 1.3 litres. This larger engine was available in two states of tune, 87 bhp for the Sport 1.3 and 93 bhp for the Sport 1.3S. In 1970 the Fulvia Sport was slightly restyled and a 115 bhp 1.6 litre engine was added to the line-up.”

Here are some of my favourite Fulvia Sport Zagato photographs:

(CLICK TO ENLARGE THE FOTOS)

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eBay eye: ’71 Lancia Fulvia Zagato.

Definitely don’t see many of these on sale in the US market…and this one looks pretty great…if only I had some loot burning a whole in my pocket, i’d get in on one of my all-time favourite Lancias.

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