Cars of Zagato Headline May 31-June 2 Greenwich Concours

Greenwich, CT — Celebrating its 24th year of showcasing significant cars, motorcycles and one-off automotive creations, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will feature the custom coachwork of Carrozzeria Zagato — during the centennial year of the famous Italian atelier — with displays of more than 20 significant cars bodied by Zagato.
Some of Zagato’s finest, this ’56 Ferrari 250GT — Tour de France. Photo: Dennis Adler

The Concours, conducted at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park overlooking the Greenwich harbor on Long Island Sound, will continue its tradition of holding two unique Concours back to back, with American cars and motorcycles on June 1, and foreign marques on June 2.

Andrea Zagato, grandson of founder Ugo Zagato, and his wife, Marella Rivolta Zagato, will represent the Zagato marque and are this year’s Concours honorees. Marella is the granddaughter of Iso’s founder Renzo Rivolta, and works closely with Andrea at the Zagato family business — the only surviving Italian coachbuilder that is still family owned.
One of the most compelling Zagato-bodied cars to be featured at the Concours is the 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Corto Spider originally built to order in 1933 for race-car driver Tazio Nuvolari. It was prepared by Raymond Sommer for the 1933 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Sommer and Nuvolari placed 1st overall. Three weeks later, it was driven by Sommer and Henri Stoffel to 2nd overall in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Barron Collier became its next owner, winning the Mt. Washington (N.H.) Hillclimb in 1937. It was subsequently raced by various owners in the U.S. until the early 1950s. It will be shown at the Concours by its current owner, Scuderia N.E.
Other Zagato-designed cars on the field will include those of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Maserati, Lancia, Jaguar, Nissan, Porsche and Aston Martin. Also on display will be examples of the rare Alfa Romeo Tubolare Zagato, a 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ1, a 1965 Alfa Romeo TZ2 and a 2012 Alfa Romeo TZ3.
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