The two different Zagato body styles pictured here are on one and the same chassis: #0018M. This was the first Ferrari bodied by Zagato. This special Panoramica Berlinetta body was commissioned in 1948 by Antonio Stagnoli, Italy. Stagnioli raced it with great succes. Two years later the car was returned to Zagato to have it rebuilt with a cigar-shaped Spyder body with cycle fenders. Stagnoli raced the lighter #0018M Zagato Spyder with even greater success afterward.
The Panoramica body is considered to be lost, but the 3D-rendering in this gallery proves Zagato is working on a reconstruction. Chassis #0018M survived and is now in France. The car is currently in a very bad shape, especially the Spyder body, but it is not known if the chassis is being used for the Panoramica reconstruction.
Ferrari 166 Coupé Zagato Panoramica 1949 Sanction Lost
Despite the fact that the friendship between Ugo Zagato and Enzo Ferrari dates back to the times of the Alfa Romeos of Scuderia Ferrari, twenty years before the founding of the Maranello-based company, the 1949 166 Panoramica is to be considered the first Zagato bodied Ferrari. The car, commissioned by gentleman driver Antonio Stagnoli, is a milestone in the evolution of the GT coupé concept. In 1950, however, the car was lost as Zagato transformed that very same chassis into a barchetta. Thanks to the photometric process and to the support by Ferrari Classiche, the vanished coupé came back to life in 2007, to celebrate the 60 years of the Prancing Horse.
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