The Ercole Spada issue.

As already mentioned, when I was recently at Autoworld Brussels they were having a small exhibit on the works of Ercole Spada. He was chief stylist at Zagato during the most of the 60’s, where he penned some of his most recognizable (and Zagato’s !) designs. After leaving Zagato, he went to BMW (5 and 7 -series), to IDEA and back to Zagato. Currently he works for his own studio (with his son) – Spadaconcept.

First was the Aston DB4 GT Zagato – my favourite (yes, I’m predictable).

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The stunning Alfa-Romeo Giulia TZ (for Tubolare Zagato). In 2010, Zagato come up with a very interesting sequel, the TZ3 Corsa and Stradale, based on a Dodge Viper (!)

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There was also the less exotic Alfa-Romeo GT 1300/1600 Junior Zagato, using the mechanicals of the popular 105/115 series.

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The Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato.

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Finally, the Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato, for me, the less appealing of all. Interestingly, different versions of the Flaminia Coupé were built by Pinifarina, Touring and Zagato – People were spoiled for choice !

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