A fully restored 1955 Fiat 8V Coupé Zagato has sold at auction with RM Sotheby’s for €1,771,250.

One of only 26 coupés ever built, this exquisite example of one of Zagato’s most brilliant creations, was dispatched by Fiat to Zagato in early May 1954 and was painted emerald green, which has been authentically finished in that colour today. The car remained in Italy throughout its life, passing through a modest chain of documented owners residing in cities from Rome to Padova.

The car’s original engine has been treated to a full restoration, including a new two-tone interior and a refinish in the original factory colour of emerald green. This sensational coachbuilt Fiat has accrued less than 500 km since restoration, and it continues to be eligible for the world’s finest touring and exhibitive events, including the Mille Miglia Storica and the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza.