The First-Ever Cizeta V16T Is A Very Special Supercar

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This is the second time in a year that RM Sotheby's has listed the supercar.

The Cizeta V16T is not a particularly common car. Fewer than ten were ever made in the first run before three more were produced five years after the company closed. But even in such exclusive company, some cars stand out more than others. The one we're looking at today is particularly noteworthy as it's the first example ever made, a prototype. As such, it has a unique interior and slightly different bodywork, along with a special name. While subsequent production cars were named differently due to a reported breakdown in the relationship between company co-founders Zamolli and Moroder, this car was produced before things went awry and is named the Cizeta-Moroder V16T. Formerly owned by Giorgio Moroder, this very rare and very interesting car is now heading to auction.

RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's

The car was designed by Marcelo Gandini, the same man responsible for the Lancia Stratos and even the original Lamborghini Countach and Miura supercars. That alone makes it special, and with a pearl white body over a red leather interior, chassis 001 truly captures the striking design that was almost typical of the era. It has spent much of its life in storage but has been completely restored since and has gained some necessary upgrades, including additional heat shielding around the fuel tanks. The restoration appears to have been carried out well, as RM Sotheby's, the auction house set to auction this car, says that it "still stuns audiences."

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RM Sotheby's
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Interestingly, this is not the first time that we've come across this very car. The example being offered here was previously announced for auction by the same company in July, and it's unclear if that car simply didn't sell or is being resold after a short period of ownership. If you'd like to give it a forever home, RM Sotheby's will be bringing it to its Phoenix, Arizona auction on January 27, 2022. But bring deep pockets - no estimated hammer price has been listed and when new, the car was worth $300,000 (approximately $650,000 in today's money). Still, its future value is all but guaranteed, so get your banker on the phone ASAP.

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RM Sotheby's
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