The long standing collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato has resulted, over fifty years, in a series of collectible cars. All the Aston Martins designed by Zagato were created in a very limited series. This feature ensured that each model, today, is considered not only rare and exclusive but, also, a solid investment. The lineup below gives some look into the history of both companies.
DB4 GT Zagato (1960). The progenitor of this family of models, the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, was entirely designed, assembled and trimmed in Milan in the early 60s. The 19 units that were produced still exist today. Each of them has a listing on the collectible market of at least 6 million dollars.
V8 Vantage Zagato (1985), V8 Volante Zagato (1986). At the beginning of the 80s, with the end of the oil crisis, the general mood of recession passed and finally gave way to a breath of optimism. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage (only fifty) and the V8 Volante (only 33 cars) were commissioned by Peter Livanos and Victor Gauntlett to Elio and Gianni Zagato. Both models were designed and produced by Zagato in the historical factory in Milano.
DB7 V12 Zagato (2002), DB-AR1 (2003) and V12 Zagato (2011) are the latest models in the collaboration. All three were introduced in this century and are shown on the picture above. Check the high resolution picture right here.
I’m afraid you’ve left out one, a very special one indeed, the one-off Aston Martin Vanquish Roadster by Zagato. Shown as a concept in 2004 Geneva, but privately owned over the past years (fully functional and completely street-legal). In fact, right now it’s for sale with only 13800 miles, but don’t expect the price to be low.