This week RM Sotheby’s New York City auction will take place on Thursday, December 10th, 2015. Among the entries in the auction is an absolutely stunning British coupé: 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato.
“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 car, which is chassis DB4GT/0186/R, was delivered new to Australia in 1961. Owner Laurie O’Neil raced the car extensively in the ’62 season winning multiple times in the hands of driver Doug Whitehead. The car stayed in Australia for 30 years only changing hands twice.
The car is highly desirable because of its rarity. Only 19 examples were ever built. Starting with Aston’s DB4, Zagato lighted the car with its own aluminum bodywork.
The car returned to England in 1992 and underwent a full between Richard S. Williams in England and Carrozzeria Zagato’s own facilities in Italy. It has been well known at events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Louis Vuitton Concours, Villa d’Este, Pebble Beach and the Quail where it has won many accolades. The estimated sale price is in the range of $15,000,000 – $17,000,000.
Source: RM Sotheby’s