A V A N A ---- Z
Introduced in 1960 at
the London Motor Show. Designed by Ercole Spada who was employed
by Zagato. Of the 19 surviving original cars built, the most famous
are the ones known as 1VEV and 2VEV. 2VEV is one of the three cars
built to what was known as DP209 specifications. They were built
specifically for racing. They are easily distinguished by their
lower roofline, and wider body line to accommodate racing tires.
All 19 cars are similar but they are not exactly the same, in fact
no two are exactly alike.
This car was found by
us in a warehouse as an unfinished project. The car had obviously
been modeled after the 2VEV car, which we consider to be the most
beautiful of all the Zagato’s. The fiberglass and aluminum body
had been mated to a C3 Corvette chassis. This meant the car was
lengthened by 5 inches. Purchased by us two years ago and by applying
the principles of reverse engineering, we have completely disassembled
the car and made many modifications to the car we purchased. After
disassembling, and modifying, fiberglass molds were made of all
the pieces. Classic
Sports Cars will be offering for sale in extremely limited quantity
our own version of a recreated legend. These are not kit cars and
will not be offered as kit cars. They will only be sold only as
turn key automobiles. Each one will be mated to a C3 Corvette chassis,
which will be completely refurbished. A new crate motor from Chevrolet
will be installed and a new Tremec 5 speed, or automatic transmission.
Since this is a sports car there will be very few creature comforts.
However air conditioning will be incorporated into these cars. Leather
interior will be standard. No shortcuts will be taken, and the result
will be the recreation of one of the most rare and renowned automobiles