Auction house Bonhams will exhibit one of the most valuable British cars – Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato 2 VEV of 1961 – for the summer auction of the festival of speed in Goodwood. This is one of two machines unofficially released by the Works division, and one of three in the ultralight specification of the DP209. Estimated price DB4GT Zagato – 15 million pounds.
For sale DB4GT Zagato participated in international racing competitions throughout 1961 and 1962, where he competed with such models as Ferrari 250 GT SWB and Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta. One of the riders who got behind the wheel of DB4GT Zagato was a two-time champion of Formula-1 and winner of “Indi-500” Jim Clark.
The last 50 years DB4GT Zagato was in private hands. The car has repeatedly participated in the race of retro cars in the 80-90-ies. After a serious accident in 1993, it was completely restored at the Aston Martin plant.
Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato 2 VEV was equipped with a row “six” volume of 3.7 liters. The power of the unit was 314 horsepower and 344 Nm of torque. From zero to 97 kilometers per hour the car accelerated in 6.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 247 kilometers per hour.
In December last year, the auction house Sotheby’s put up for auction racing Jaguar D-Type Works in 1954, at which “24 Hours of Le Mans” were Sir Stirling Moss and Peter Walker. The approximate price of “Jaguar” was 12-15 million dollars. However, the buyer was not given a rare sports car.