Rare Aston Martin V12 Zagato Is A One-Off Beauty

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Only 64 Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagatos were made, but this one is even more special.

Aston Martin recently announced it's teaming up with R-Reforged to revive the beautiful Vantage V12 Zagato. But if you can't wait for it to arrive, a very rare version of the original Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato is currently looking for a new owner.

Originally unveiled at the 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DB4 GT Zagato, the V12 Zagato was limited to 64 examples, so it's already extremely rare. But this example listed for sale by Bell Sport & Classic in the UK is even more special. It's one of only two pre-production models that were built to be shown off at events for potential buyers.

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Bell Sport & Classic
Bell Sport & Classic

While all other V12 Zagatos featured a hand-crafted aluminum and carbon body, this pre-production is the only V12 Zagato in the world with a body made entirely from lightweight aluminum.

This unique V12 Zagato was owned by Aston Martin until 2016. It was due to become part of Zagato's own collection but was bought by a special Aston Martin client, who became the car's first and only owner.

Originally painted in Titanium Grey, the pre-production V12 Zagato was repainted in Racing Green and the interior was also retrimmed.

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Rumors also claim engineers massaged the V12 Zagato's 5.9-liter V12 engine to deliver more power than the standard car, which already produced 510 hp. Under the hood, an original plaque confirms this is a pre-production model. Pricing is only available on request, but if you have to ask then you probably can't afford it.

"We are very pleased to offer for sale this truly unique Aston Martin V12 Zagato," said Tim Kearns, Managing Director, Bell Sport and Classic. "All of the cars in the limited run of 64 are, of course, very special indeed but this outstanding example is one of only two pre-production cars and the only fully aluminum-bodied model ever made. It has been treated to a meticulous recommissioning by Aston Martin itself and would be a wonderful addition to any collection."

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