1961 Aston Martin MP209 DB4GT Zagato
Sold for £10,081,500 at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
- One of the two legendary ‘VEV’ Zagatos campaigned by works-backed Essex Racing Stable
- Factory-prepared and raced in period 1961-62 as a quasi-works team car
- International period race history including Le Mans and Goodwood TT
- ‘2 VEV’ offered here is the iconic Anglo-Italian Berlinetta twice driven so spectacularly in 1961-1962 by double-Formula 1 World Champion and Indy ‘500’ winning superstar Jim Clark
- Aston Martin’s Ferrari 250 GTO
- More power than a Ferrari 250 GTO - 310 bhp at 5,500rpm against 296bhp at 7,500rpm
- Much greater torque than a Ferrari 250 GTO - 285lb/ft at 4,500rpm against 217lb/ft at 5,500rpBuilt upon upon what proved to be the prototype for Aston Martin’s forthcoming Project 214 chassis frame.
- Single-family ownership since 1971 - some 47 years
- The most prominent and charismatic of notionally only 19 (actually 20) Aston Martin DB4GT Zagatos
- In greater detail - the most prominent of the creme-de-la-creme batch of only three ‘MP209’ specification ‘Super Lightweight’ Zagatos constructed
- A worthy figurehead of any collection and- a golden key to the world’s finest premier events
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The second most expensive DB4GT Zagato to sell at auction. The most expensive was sold in 2015 for $14,300,000 by Sotheby’s.