Aston Martin to be sold in New York could fetch in excess of £10 million and become the highest priced British car ever to be hammered down at auction
Priced with a guide of £9.9 million to £11.2 million ($15 million to $17 million, €14.1 million to €16 million), a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato could set a new record if it sells in New York at RM Auctions’ Driven by Disruption sale on 10th December.
The car – which is listed as having an “English pedigree [and an] Italian soul” – is the fourteenth of just nineteen DB4GTs tailor-made by Zagato and was originally shipped to Australia for use on racing circuits by its first owner. Returned to the UK in 1993 after twenty years in static storage, the car was exhibited at the Louis Vuitton Concours at the Hurlingham and the Bagatelle Concours d’Elegance in 2002. It won its class at both and subsequently has been shown at Villa d’Este, Pebble Beach, Quail, the Neillo Concours, the Presidio of San Francisco Concours and the Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours.
Described as an “engineering masterpiece and a design icon” and “one of the finest Zagatos in existence”, this Aston Martin will beat the £8.8 million ($13.4 million, €12.5 million) price paid for a 1998 McLaren F1 and become the highest priced British car to be sold at auction if it meets its lower estimate.
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