RM Sotheby's to sell Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato in New York

Uri Slav

Uri Slav

2015-10-09 08:51:09

RM Sotheby's has announced further additions to its forthcoming 'Driven by Disruption' sale in New York. The special auction, described as "a showcase of automotive perfection and beauty", will include a stunning and highly rare Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato amongst its line-up of 30 hand-picked, revolutionary cars.

The Aston Martin features lightweight aluminum bodywork created by the Italian designer Ercole Spada at the Zagato factory near Milan. Just 19 original examples were built, between 1960 and 1963, and today they are regarded as "the most valuable and coveted road-going Aston Martin ever built".

The car set to be offered in New York is the only example delivered new to Australia, and was raced extensively during the 1962 season.

After enjoying numerous victories and podium finishes, the car spent 30 years in the ownership of just two collectors, before it returned to the U.K in 1993 and began a successful second career on the vintage circuit.

Having won awards at events including the Louis Vuitton Concours, Villa d’Este, Pebble Beach and the Quail, the car is now expected to realize a seven-figure sum when it crosses the block in December.

"Nevermind being the greatest Aston of all time, this is one of the greatest GT cars ever produced," says Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Sotheby’s.

"To many, it is more beautiful than the stunning Ferrari 250 SWB but it is also vastly rarer. To my mind, the DB4GT Zagato begs closer comparison to the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO, although far fewer Zagatos were built than even that. It is an absolute jewel of a car and truly an opportunity that presents itself once in a generation."

The RM Sotheby's 'Driven by Disruption' sale takes place in New York on December 10

 

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