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VIDEO: Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster Zagato: Sanction Lost

Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster Zagato

Please turn on closed captions to enjoy this film in English. Zagato is turning 100 years old this Friday, and over the course of the past century the Milanese coachbuilder has been quite prolific—Andrea Zagato, current CEO and the third generation of the family to run the eponymous company, estimates the number of unique Zagato creations at 440. That’s a staggeringly large amount of highly bespoke works, with many of these designs being one-offs, created for customers, auto shows, racing teams, and the like.

As one might imagine, many of these cars end up lost to history as they are stored and forgotten, crashed, or morphed into something else. It would be nigh on impossible to recreate everything, but Zagato has chosen to retrace and reproduce a few of its early designs under a program it calls Sanction Lost. Petrolicious founder and CEO Afshin Behnia recently became an owner of one of these limited-run cars: the Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster Zagato featured in today’s film.