|1956 Maserati A6G Zagato (from the collection of the author)|
Ugo Zagato established his open coach building shop in Turin in 1919. After WWII, the company was rebuilt (the factory had been bombed), and with the help of his son Ello, they would make a name for themselves boding the Cristalia. Some say, and I might have to agree, that Zagoto's finest work of the period was boding the Maserati A6G. The proportions on this lightweight aluminum body (with Perspex windows) are magnificent.
Over a two year period, Zagato would body 17 A6G Berlinettas (and a couple spiders). These cars are similar but each was bespoke and have slight differences. The car shown here is one of the last 5 (with the dual hood scopes, spaced apart): chassis' 2148, 2160, 2179, 2186 and 2189 (actually chassis 2118 re-stamped by the factory after an accident). These are true GT cars and the sound they make is fantastic.