Lot 181 - 1974 Zagato Zele
|Odometer reading||154 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
- Very low mileage
- Registered to Bristol Cars
The Zagato Zele was a small electric car built by the famed Italian design house Zagato of Milan who were better known for designing some of the most exotic and beautiful cars available for marques such as Aston Martin, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. Total production run was somewhere in the low hundreds; it was a rare car in period and even more so today. Three variants were produced, the 1000, 1500 and 2000, each referring to increased power output of the electric motor. With fibreglass bodywork over a steel framed chassis, it was derived from the Fiat 500 and Fiat 124 and powered by four 12 volt batteries. The batteries were easily charged simply by plugging them directly into the mains supply via a transformer.
Originally registered on 15th January 1974, this Zagato is a one owner vehicle and is registered to Bristol Cars, Kensington High Street, London. These quirky cars have a four position speed selector and a range of approximately 50 miles (80km). Supplied with a V5C registration document and built by one of the great Italian coachbuilders, this early electric vehicle must represent a rare opportunity for the Zagato or microcar collector.
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