1988 Italdesign Aztec Barchetta

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Espace Fontvielle
Monaco
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Registration Number: N/A
Engine: Lancia Delta Integrale
Rarely do radical styling exercises, shown at the world’s most prestigious car shows, become reality which can actually be driven. More often than not, the concept of original prototypes are either forgotten and gather dust in that particular designer’s shed, or the original design will be watered down so much by the time the car reaches production that they only show a distant resemblance to the prototype.
Not so with this fantastic machine. First shown at the 1988 Turin Motor Show, Italdesign’s Aztec not only still looks radical 20 years on but was actually built as a working car and can be legally driven on the road!
Legendary designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, who’s career after art college went from Fiat’s Centro Stile to Bertone’s and Ghia’s chief designer before founding Italdesign in 1968, is responsible for such master pieces as the Masera