The db4 gt zagato was famous for its light weight body. Built of steel making it 200 lbs heavier than the standard aluminum db4 the design echoes bertone bodied ferraris of the period.
With the introduction of the series iv in 1961 a high performance db4 vantage was offered.
1961 aston martin db4 gt. Introduced in october 1960 at the london motor show it was effectively a db4 gt lightened and improved by the zagato factory in italy by ercole spada. In all there were 136 saloons and 32 convertibles with the vantage engine. Nick candee with the latter a former owner of db4gt0130l from 1982 to 1999.
It featured three su carbs and special cylinder heads increasing power to 266 hp 198 kw. Most vantage models used the enclosed headlights of the db4 gt. The popularity of the original db4 gt zagato resulted in two subsequent waves of cars based on db4s being.
Its history is also chronicled in the 2016 book the aston martin db4gt by marque authorities stephen archer and richard a. This was achieved by wise choice of materials eg. In 1960 aston martin sent the very last db4 gt chassis number 020il to italy to be bodied by bertones giorgetto giugiaro.
Thin aluminium plates and removal of body trimmings and unnecessary luxuries so that the weight of the db4 gt was reduced by more than 100 kg. Carefully preserved and uniquely personalized by its first owner teddy beck. The sole example finished in peony.
Otherwise it is in new condition. Among the most iconic and desirable of all road going aston martins. The executives at aston martin knew that they needed a new design before the 1960s began to launch the car into the new decade.
One of only 19 db4 gt zagatos built. For you consideration is a 118 cmc m 140 aston martin db4 gt zagato 1961 die cast model. The db4 had a new platform that would be used by the later db5 the db6 the lagonda rapide 4 door saloon and the aston martin db4 gt zagato a car that now changes hands for sums in excess of 11 million usd.
The finished car was soon unveiled at the geneva auto salon in 1961. Initially the factory planned to produce 25 cars but demand was not as strong as expected and production was reduced to 20. 1961 aston martin db4gt london star of british comedy crime caper the wrong arm of the law believed to have been owned by peter sellers optioned with occasional rear seats from new 40 litre engine block fitted at aston martin in newport pagnell in period one of only 75 db4gts.
It possesses all the various accessories that were originally included with the model. The 1961 aston martin db4 gt finished in dark red peony factory color was offered for sale at the 2006 rm auction in monterey ca where it was expected to sell between 750000 950000. The model was opened for inspection and photographs.
The aston martin db4 gt zagato is a grand tourer sports car designed by zagato and produced between 1960 and 1963. Numbered db4gt0130l this 1961 aston martin db4 gt carries outstanding and fascinating provenance confirmed by a wealth of accompanying documentation. Unbroken provenance includes noted collectors victor gauntlett and.
It departed from the works factory on march 23rd of 1960.
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