Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato 1961 – UK

Aston Martin DB4 to klasyka sama w sobie, wspaniały grand tourer pochodzący z najlepszych czasów motoryzacji. Zbudowany na bazie Astona DB Mark III, odnosił liczne sukcesy w rajdach i wyścigach. DB4 GT jako sportowa, odelżona wersja, zaprezentowane zostało w 1959 roku, a już rok później za jego karoserię wziął się Ercole Spada z Zagato. Aston Martin DB4 GT w tej egzotycznej, lekkiej karoserii powszechnie uważany jest za jeden z najpiękniejszych, najbardziej kultowych i pożądanych samochodów sportowych swojej epoki. Chociaż zbudowano zaledwie 19 egzemplarzy, jego estetyczne i wyścigowe osiągnięcia pozostawiły potężne, trwałe dziedzictwo. Egzemplarz wystawiony na aukcji to jedyny w kolorze piwonii. Jego pierwszy właściciel, Teddy Beck, zachował go na ponad dwie dekady, nabijając na liczniku jedynie 15000 mil. Od 1979 roku samochód przeszedł przez ręce zaledwie 4 właścicieli. Zdobył nagrody na wiodących w świecie konkursach elegancji i był opisywany w wielu książkach o marce i modelu. Jest jednym z nielicznych egzemplarzy DB4 GT Zagato, które pozostają w mocno oryginalnym stanie, nigdy nie wymagającym całkowitej renowacji. Pewnie dlatego prognoza jego ceny opiewa na 7 – 9 milionów funtów, czyli około 33 – 43 milionów złotych.


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Passion of a Lifetime Auction
1 April 2020
Location:
Somerset House
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
United Kingdom

Lot 008

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Coachwork by Zagato
Estimate: £7,000,000 – £9,000,000
Chassis: DB4GT/0176/R
Engine: 370/0176/GT

✱ Please note that this lot is UK registered and has a DVLA-issued V5C.

Among the Most Iconic and Desirable of All Road-Going Aston Martins
One of Only 19 DB4 GT Zagatos Built; the Sole Example Finished in Peony
Carefully Preserved and Uniquely Personalized by Its First Owner Teddy Beck
Unbroken Provenance Includes Noted Collectors Victor Gauntlett and
Paul Vestey
Widely Regarded as One of the Very Best, Most Original Examples Extant

3,670 CC DOHC Twin-Plug Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Three Weber 45 DCOE Carburetors
314 BHP at 6,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Girling Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bar
Rear Live Axle with Watts Linkage and Coil Springs

By clothing a specially tuned version of its thoroughbred DB4 GT chassis in exotic, lightweight Zagato coachwork, Aston Martin created a car that is now widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, iconic, and desirable sports cars of its era. Although just 19 examples were built, the DB4 GT Zagato’s aesthetic and racing achievements have left a powerful, enduring legacy.

This car, chassis 0176/R, was the sole example finished in Peony, an elegant dark red. Its first owner, Teddy Beck of Cheshire, England, kept the Aston Martin for over two decades, driving it just 15,000 miles and adding a few of his own personal touches. Remarkably, it has had just four owners since 1979, including Aston Martin director Victor Gauntlett and famed collector Paul Vestey. The current owner, who acquired the car in 1985, has enjoyed this magnificent machine on road and track, driving it more than 30,000 miles and demonstrating its athletic, dual-purpose nature. The Aston Martin has won awards at the world’s leading concours d’elegance and was featured in numerous books on the marque and model. It retains its matchingnumbers engine, as documented by factory build records on file, and is one of the very few Zagato-bodied DB4 GTs to remain in fundamentally original condition, having never required a complete restoration. With its irreplaceable, soulful character, unique appearance, and superb provenance, 0176/R is one of the very best, most original examples of this rare and sought-after breed.

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