The first comprehensive Zagato exhibition at all

Since its opening in 2008, the Pantheon Basel, Forum for Oldtimers, regularly exhibits special exhibitions. Over the years, they have developed into popular and well-visited attractions. As part of the Museum of Mobility, they are shown in each case in the upper exhibition area, while some thirty vehicles are shown in each special exhibition. Individual automarks are at the center, as well as institutions from the classic car world such as the Klausenrennen, and important periods of individual mobility. These were titles of past exhibitions about as the cars started moving, or the history of the bicycle, barn finds, ideas, Gotthard or Swiss cars and coachbuilders. Each exhibition includes an illustrated brochure with information on the subject in texts and pictures and the descriptions of the individual exhibits. The 19th exhibition of Pantheon Basel is dedicated to the great Italian Carrozzeria Zagato. After almost 100 years of company history, Zagato does not stop fitting exciting sports cars. In the third generation, Andrea Zagato and his wife Marella Rivolta run the family business under the present name ZED Milano Srl. The factory is located in Terrazzano di Rho, on the outskirts of Milan, near Arese, where Alfa Romeo once wrote history. The proximity of Zagato and Alfa Romeo is no accident, it has to do with the mutual success of both brands. The Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato caused a sensation on the European circuit in 1929, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato became a legend. As an established Carrozzeria, Zagato subsequently built aerodynamic aluminum bodies for numerous automotive brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Bristol, Ferrari, Fiat, Jaguar, Lancia, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo and others. Thanks to the cooperation with Zagato and various lenders, it was possible to show 27 vehicles from the turbulent Zagato history at the Pantheon Basel. This is the first comprehensive exhibition of Zagato cars at all.