A 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato – certainly one of just 19 built – has damaged records to have an Aston Martin by selling for £9.5 million at RM Sotheby’s purchase.
Classic Aston Martin cars can fetch large money, especially should they have a Mission Impossible connection.
But even Mission Impossible Aston Martins haven’t compare to experienceing this kind of cost a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato fetched at RM Sotheby’s ‘Driven by Destruction’ auction – an archive-breaking £9.5 million.
This specific DB4GT Zagato – the 14th of just 19 available – was shipped a new comer to its owner around australia in 1962 and taken part effectively on the right track, but he offered it on following a year, and also the new owner offered it on again in 1968, and remained kept in storage for more than two decades.
It came back towards the United kingdom in 1993, had a minor restoration and went classic racing prior to being acquired by Peter Reid, who commissioned Richard S Williams and Carrozzeria Zagato to perform a complete restoration.
In as-new condition, the Zagato then launched into the Concours Circuit, where it won top honours from Rental property d’Este to Pebble Beach, using its final outing in the Quail in 2013.
Possibly the very best DB4GT Zagato around, it’s two times as rare like a Ferrari 250 GTO and, although never likely to achieve the dizzy prices the Ferrari accomplishes, its purchase for £9.5 million ($14 million) causes it to be probably the most costly Aston Martin ever, and sets a brand new auction record for any British vehicle.
If you have deep pockets – along with a lust for any DB4 Zagato – you’re going to need to search an offer much deeper than you thought. Even though you could compromise having a vehicle that appears exactly the same – the Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction II.