This is one of the only original examples in the world.
Forming part of the DBZ Centenary Collection celebrating the 100th anniversary of Zagato, the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation is Aston Martin's most expensive new model. It's sold with the DBS GT Zagato, which is based on the DBS Superleggera, as a pair for a whopping $7.8 million.
Only 19 examples of the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation are planned for production, but if you missed out on securing an order, a rare opportunity has come up to own an original 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato that's heading to auction. Like the new Continuation version, only 19 examples of the coachbuilt DB4 GT Zagato rolled off the production line.
Just to make it even more desirable, this particular car also happens to be the only example finished in Peony dark red. Based on the DB4 GT, the Zagato version cranked up Aston Martin's 3.7-liter aluminum inline-six engine to 314 horsepower, up from 240 hp in the regular DB4 and 302 hp in the standard DB4 GT. This enabled the DB4 GT Zagato to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds.
The car's first owner acquired the DB4 GT Zagato in the 1960s and held onto it for over two decades. During that time, they clocked just 15,000 miles. Since 1979, the DB4 GT Zagato has had four new owners, including Aston Martin director Victor Gauntlett. The current owner acquired the car back in 1985 and added more than 30,000 miles to the odometer.
While the mileage could be lower, it's reassuring to know this rare beauty has been driven and enjoyed rather than being stored away for decades gathering dust. The bodywork looks pristine, which is remarkable considering the car has never had a complete restoration.
That makes it one of few DB4 GT Zagatos in the world that's practically still in original condition. No wonder it's expected to fetch between $9.2 million and $11.8 million when it goes up for sale at t Gooding & Company's 'Passion of a Lifetime' in the UK on September 5.