Who would not want to put a DB4 GT in your garage? If collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato and are highly desirable in itself, the classic of the 60 passes for one of his most quoted, and a car with a most curious history. The DB4 GT was initially presented at the London Motor Show Aston Martin 1960 and produced 19 points in 1963 but in 1991 allowed the construction of four specimens using original parts, and in 2000 two lucky last had the opportunity to purchase a DB4 GT authentic first-hand.
All these cars now record prices at auction scandal, hovering easily a million euros. It is not easy to lay hands on one, so several companies have specialized in building replicas and conversions, offering Evanta one of the more sophisticated solutions. Continue reading →
When the crisis seems that floods everything, suddenly a new world record fell in the week when an Aston Martin Zagato Sanction II DB4GT Coupe 1991 was sold by Bonhams of 1.23 billion pounds (1.54 million euros). When an amount is paid and has to match two factors. The first, someone with a lot of money (there are always people like that, at any time in history) and two that the vehicle comes to auction is truly unique. This is one of four cars built, 30 years after the first round. Also the car was owned by Tony Smith, manager of singer Phil Collins, and had only 4,748 miles on the odometer.
Where does the term Sanction in the name of the car? To find out we must go back in the history of the brand. Has a different meaning to the term Mark, which has become commonly used in Aston Martin. Mark II, for example, meant that the model was a second improved version of a model. However, the term Sanction II did not necessarily indicate an improvement, but a second batch had been sanctioned by the factory.
In this particular case, the Sanction in this DB4GT Zagato Coupe II improved considerably if the initial release, but too late. The original collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato in Milan led to a production of only 19 Zagatos DB4GT built between 1961 and 1963, although the factory had booked 23 chassis numbers. An indication of the affection felt for these beautiful cars is that the 19 are still in existence, after fifty years. Continue reading →
That Aston Martin is not a brand anyone could go through the platitude of the day. In any head could fit as “general estate” a company who makes the chickpeas coupes selling 200,000 euros, but is that a while now Gaydon firm has become even more emphasis on product customization services, leading its emphasis premium levels previously reserved for icons such as Rolls-Royce premium.
In charge of translating into reality the most peculiar whims of their customers is Q, an internal division that today allows us to learn more about their work. This department shares its name with the office and the head of R & D films James Bond lives only to satisfy the whims stranger. Far from thinking only in custom wheels and colors unbelievable, Q by Aston Martin (that’s his name) accesoriza British manufacturer of vehicles almost as if the recipient was a 00 agent, and even create and modify unique amenities. Continue reading →