RM Sotheby’s has just announced that at its New York auction on the 10th of October, it will be selling a very special 1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT by Zagato.
The DB4 GT Zagato was originally unveiled at the London Motor Show in 1960 and was similar to the ‘regular’ DB4 GT except for the new Zagato bodywork. A total of 25 were originally planned for production but due to lower than expected demand, the vehicle’s production run was cut short to 19 units. Arguably however, that just means they’re now even more valuable due to their rarity and exclusivity.
This particular example is the 14th unit built and was originally delivered new to Australia where it competed in a number of racing series. It resided in Australia for most of its life before being sold to its existing owner in the England. When under their possession, it underwent a restoration from Richard Williams and Zagato itself. Since the restoration was completed, this DB4 GT Zagato has been displayed at a number of concours events in the United States and Europe. It is of such high quality that it has won 1st in class awards at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Powering the car is a 3.7-litre, twin-spark straight-6 cylinder engine with a 9.7:1 compression ratio. This results in a total of 314 hp, a 0-96 km/h acceleration time of 6.1 seconds and a 246 km/h top speed.