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The 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

The ultimate coachwork brought out the voluptuous appeal of the Aston Martin and presented the car in a more dynamic and fluid shape on top of the lightweight bodywork and added horsepower.

Feb 20, 2018 | By LUXUO

The 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

This 14th of just 19 tailor-made 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato with a chassis number 0186 is unquestionably an attractive iteration, taking cue after the vaunted DB4. During its racing career, the Zagato has been honoured with awards at numerous European and American concours events. After it went through a restoration by marque specialist Richard Williams and Carrozzeria Zagato, the DB4GT Zagato was delivered new to its first lucky owner and a very successful businessman in Australia, who had a penchant for car racing. Moreover, he owned a handful of grand prix cars.

Boasting a slightly elongated shark-like nose, the tail lights of the Zagato were set into the fenders. The C-pillar was reduced by featuring a larger rear windshield. Under the hood, the DB4GT is powered by 314bhp, 3,670cc DOHC twin-plug alloy inline six-cylinder engine.

There’s the triple Weber 45DCOE carburetors, four-speed synchromemesh alloy-cased manual transmission with overdrive, front and rear coil-spring suspension, and four–wheel Girling hydraulic disc brakes, as well as a wheelbase size of 95-inch.

While the DB4GT was already a highly attractive automobile, the Zagato coachwork brought out the voluptuous appeal of the Aston Martin, smoothing out the harder edges in favour of a more dynamic and fluid shape. Changes were more than just skin deep, as Zagato and Aston Martin also endeavoured to make this car faster than its standard brethren, reducing nearly 50kg of weight and adding 12 horsepower to the total output.

More details on the car model can be found at RM Sotheby’s. The next auction will take place on Amelia’s Island in Florida on March 10. Visit the site to view more cars available for bidding.

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