Ferrari 575 GTZ s/n 140719
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Ferrari 575 GTZ s/n 140719

25.10.2011, 00:00:08 cet

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At the Cavallino Classic, Zagato presented the final Ferrari 575 GTZ in the series of six examples to be produced by them. It is built on chassis # 140719, and is a modern reflection of the 1956 250 GT Zagato coupé, chassis # 0515 GT, in its colour scheme and some of the styling details. The other five cars in the series, by build order, are chassis numbers 134936, 127394, 136920, 127928 and 130838. Chassis # 140719 was built for an American client, Daniel Stanton, who had long admired the original styling and colour combination of the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato Coupé, chassis # 0515 GT, and wanted a modern interpretation of the theme. Thus the blue and ivory duo-tone colour scheme that graces his car is a reflection of that used on the earlier car. The colour scheme emphasises the voluptuous curves of the car, which emanate from the prominent ovoid radiator opening, with a traditional Ferrari egg- crate grille, and then flow through to the beautifully rounded rear end treatment with the tail lights under clear covers.

The ivory roof highlights the trademark Zagato “double bubble” profile, whose curves are repeated in the shape of the rear screen at both the upper and lower edges. Again, as with the earlier car there is a chrome trim to the air intake on the hood, and stylised versions of the original engine bay exhaust air vents on the fender sides are a feature of the new car, beneath which are affixed the famous lightning “Z” badges.

The interior is sumptuously finished in rich tan leather, which apart from the seats and door panels, also covers the dashboard, centre console, transmission tunnel, steering wheel, rear parcel shelf and roof lining. The leather on the sides of the transmission tunnel and rear shelf is diamond quilted, and the black carpets are bordered in matching tan leather, providing the occupants with very special “living accommodation”. The overall package is personalised haute couture of the highest order.

A visit to the Zagato style studio at the end of 2009 provided a glimpse of further offerings for 2010. However, as the projects seen were still “under wraps”, it can only be said at this time that they will provide two major new special models this year, which will be displayed separately at two prestigious events. The first will be publically unveiled at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza in April, and the second at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August. Watch this space!

Keith Bluemel

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