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1959 Abarth Fiat 750 Record Monza Zagato

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  • Year Built: 1959
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Ext color: Red
  • Int color: Beige

Carrozzeria Zagato Was Founded in 1920 by Ugo Zagato, in Milan. Born in 1890, Zagato Apprenticed to a German Coachbuilder at the Age of 15. Returning to His Native Italy in 1909, He Joined Carrozzeria Varesina. During World War I He Was a Manager For An Aeronautical Company in Turin, Gaining a Good Grasp of Aerodynamics and Lightweight Construction. After the Year, He Moved to Milan and Went into Partnership With Aldo Finzi.

The First Zagato Bodies Were Built in Aluminum in 1920 on Fiat 501 Chassis. Very Soon Zagato Added Alfa Romeo As A Customer, While Also Building Bodies on Bianchi, Diatto and Itala Chassis, As Well As Producing Aircraft Parts For Pomilio, For Whom He Had Worked During the War. Forced to Diversify During the 1930’s, Zagato Took On the Building of Truck Cabs For Isotta-Fraschini, a Job That Kept Him Busy Until Allied Bombs Laid Waste to His Workshops in 1943. A New Plant in 1946, However, Put the Firm Back in Business and Ugo’s Son Elio Joined the Company.

Zagato Had Much Experience With Fiat, Having Built a 750 GT Coupe on the Fiat 500 Chassis From 1952. A Sports Spider in 1953 Had a Tubular Frame and Power Trains From Either the Fiat 1100 or 1400. Commissions From Alfa Romeo and Ferrari Followed in Short Order. From 1955, Zagato Took on the Production of Coupe Bodies for Carlo Abarth’s New Fiat-Based 750.

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