The Porsche 356 Carrera Zagato Rises from the Ashes of History

Somewhere along the line, the Porsche 356 Speedster disappeared from the automotive world. Fortunately, Italian design studio Zagato is bringing it back.

It started with an extensive search of Zagato’s own archives. Andrea Zagato is known for his deals with the most expensive car brands out there, including Aston Martin and Lamborghini. When he came across an interesting drawing of a Porsche 356 Speedster that depicted an elegant coupe version, he knew he had found something collectors and enthusiasts wouldn’t be able to pass up. The drawings were dated 1959. Even though there seems to be no traces of the actual model, the designs, and the final sketches that were also found, showed that this coupe was a huge step forward in the production process. Following the success of the Speedster, Zagato produced the Porsche Carrera Zagato Coupe Sanction Lost in a limited run of nine units.

porsche 356 car back side

The Carrera Zagato has that familiar Porsche aesthetic to it, with swooping lines and smooth contours. The seeming disappearance of the design and now the ultra-limited production run means that all of the cars being produced are already spoken for.

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