One of the 19 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagatos ever produced has been consigned to RM Sotheby’s New York auction
One of the most valuable sports cars ever produced, and certainly the most coveted road-going Aton Martins ever produced, the DB4GT Zagato, is being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s. The sale, named ’Driven by Disruption’, will take place in New York on 10 December.
This particular DB4 Zagato was originally sold new in Australia, the only one of the 20 original cars sold down under. Wearing the chassis number DB4GT/0186/R, it was built in 1961, and bought by Laurie O’Neil, a businessman.
Doug Whitehead successfully raced the DB4GT throughout the 1962 season in various events, including a particularly hard fought victory in the South Pacific GT Championship. Following its successful racing career, the Zagato remained in Australia for over 30 years before it was shipped back to the UK in 1993.
Since then, it has been seen at various Goodwood events, and has undergone a comprehensive restoration by UK specialists RS Williams, as well as some bodywork carried out by Carrozzeria Zagato. While no estimate has been given by RM, the Aston Martin could fetch in the region of £8million on the open market, as original DB4GT Zagatos very rarely come up for sale.
While the DB4 GT Zagato is the star of the show, there are plenty of other exceptional cars heading to the New York auction. Also included is a Classiche certified 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe, which is clothed in a one-off Vignale body. It’s estimated to sell for $3.8m-$4.5m.
As well as the interesting Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder prototype that was announced for the sale some time ago, there is also a fully restored Countach LP400 S going under the hammer, painted in a striking shade of Verde Metallizzato.