The Cars That Money Can’t Buy – Lancia Strato Zero

Sat 21st Apr 2018

Sometimes your chequebook won’t stretch to purchasing your dream motor. But don’t worry too much, there are some cars that even the biggest bank balances can’t buy, the dream cars that will forever remain a dream. These are the concept cars that never get made.

Lancia Stratos Zero
Though the Lancia Stratos did get an outing, with its HF prototype a classic sports car of the 1970s and a also a winner of the World Rally Championship in 1974, 1975 and 1976, its predecessor, the Stratos Zero was nothing more than a concept when unveiled to the public in 1970.

Designed by classic Bertone designer, Marcello Gandini, the Italian had already the Lamborghini Miura and the Alfa Romeo Carabo before he dreamt up the Lancia Stratos Zero.

Based on Lancia’s Fulvia HF (High Fidelity), its remit was to be the lowest car possible and it achieved this goal with its unique wedge shape, which afforded it a height of only 83 centimetres. The Stratos Zero was so low that drivers had to enter it through a hinged windshield.

The futuristic car debuted at the Turin Motor Show in 1970, but that’s about as far as the concept car, as it was soon followed by the more conventional Stratos HF.

The original vehicle was exhibited in Bertone’s museum for many years and also had a starring role in Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker movie in 1988, before being sold at auction for €761,600 in 2011.

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