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One for one hundred

One-off 2013 Aston Martin concept car created to mark Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary heads to auction in California

 

Shown first at Aston Martin’s Centenary Celebration at Kensington Palace in July 2013 to mark the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin, a one of a kind 2013 Aston Martin Centennial DB9 Spyder concept by Zagato is to be auctioned on Saturday 15th August with a guide of £246,000 – £290,000 ($380,000 – $450,000, €346,000 – €410,000) at the RM Auctions Monterey sale.

 

One for one hundred – 2013 Aston Martin Centennial DB9 Spyder concept by Zagato – Designed by Norihiko Harada for Aston Martin collector Peter Read – For sale at RM Auctions, Monterey sale, 15th August 2015 with a guide of £246,000 – £290,000 ($380,000 – $450,000, €346,000 – €410,000)
One for one hundred – 2013 Aston Martin Centennial DB9 Spyder concept by Zagato

 

Designed for the American car collector Peter Read by Zagato Atelier’s chief designer Norihiko Harada, this is a car that is described by its auctioneers as having “a character all [of] its own and a more aggressive personality [than a standard DB9 Volante]”. It has a “snub nose” reminiscent of Aston Martins from the 1970s and 1980s and unique taillights by Zagato to the rear and of it, in 2013, Harada told Forbes:

 

“[It’s meant to be] simple but strong… I thought it would be nice if the shape of the car reflects the lifestyle of the client. So I started talking with the client and tried to understand his lifestyle or his favourite type of design… With this one, we tried not to compete with the original DBS, we tried to go in a different direction, which is more classic, gran turismo, a nice balance between elegance and sportiness and a lot more romantic”.

 

One for one hundred – 2013 Aston Martin Centennial DB9 Spyder concept by Zagato – Designed by Norihiko Harada for Aston Martin collector Peter Read – For sale at RM Auctions, Monterey sale, 15th August 2015 with a guide of £246,000 – £290,000 ($380,000 – $450,000, €346,000 – €410,000)
Front and rear

One for one hundred – 2013 Aston Martin Centennial DB9 Spyder concept by Zagato – Designed by Norihiko Harada for Aston Martin collector Peter Read – For sale at RM Auctions, Monterey sale, 15th August 2015 with a guide of £246,000 – £290,000 ($380,000 – $450,000, €346,000 – €410,000)
The interior

One for one hundred – 2013 Aston Martin Centennial DB9 Spyder concept by Zagato – Designed by Norihiko Harada for Aston Martin collector Peter Read – For sale at RM Auctions, Monterey sale, 15th August 2015 with a guide of £246,000 – £290,000 ($380,000 – $450,000, €346,000 – €410,000)
The car is a genuine one-off

 

Kept in California since new and having covered just 2,300 miles, this coach-built street-legal race car is described as “presenting as new” and “very special indeed”. It comes with a full factory warranty on mechanical components until March 2016.

 

 

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