Thank you for your patience. Here now is the set of links connecting the 1964 Morris Monaco to the 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato.
BMC sold the Morris Six in Denmark as the Morris Monaco sometime between 1964 and 1976. You might be intrigued to know that a rear centre arm-rest only became available a month after sales began. More interesting than that is that Pininfarina were involved in mitigating Alex Issigonis’ design intentions. I suppose they tidied things here and there though there is still a very great deal wrong with the shape. For the next connection we must
turn to Sochaux, France. Pininfarina contributed to the styling of the eternally delightful Peugeot 604. I never, never tire of looking at this car. As you will know, the 604 had a very sweet PRV V6 engine. The Renault 25 also made use of this much-admired mill.
A version of this engine was fitted to the Dodge Monaco, on sale from 1989 to 1992. That unhappy car came of a ludicrous combination of the Renault 25 body and Renault 21 suspension. It was in essence a rebadged Eagle Premier. The styling was in part done by ItalDesign (the exterior) and I don’t believe Richard Teague lived long enough to have any influence on the interior but Wikipedia still claims this.
Though unsuccessful in their own time, the Eagle Premier/Dodge Monaco chassis elements went on to become the basis for the lauded LH saloons such as the Dodge Intrepid of 1993.
The Intrepid took ideas such as cab-forwardiness from the 1987 Chrysler Portofino which was a one-off show car.
The Portofino was based on a Lamborghini Jalpa chassis and built by Coggiola. In 1971 Coggiola built the Lancia Dunja, based on the Lancia Fulvia. Here is an image (below) not from carstyling dot ru. I got this from allcarindex but most of the images of the Dunja are tied to the other site. Odd that.
“The Lancia Fulvia (Tipo 818) was an automobile produced by Lancia between 1963 and 1976”, says the source of all truth. Zagato produced one of the variants of the Fulvia, the 1965 Sport Zagato. And who pressed the pen to the paper but none other than Ercole Spada. This is the very same Spada who designed the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato.
We can bring the connections back to the Morris Monaco because Aston Martin is connected to Pininfarina by the 1996 Aston Martin Vantage Special AM3, of which three were made. Pininfarina built the bodies.
So, there we are. Everything is connected to everything else.