Significant Aston Martin at Pebble Beach Exposition

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At the London Motor Show in 1960, David Brown came up with yet another trump card when he stole the limelight of the Show from his competitors. On offer was the most elegant version of an Aston Martin sports car yet offered. David Brown had sought the attention of the Italian styling house ‘Zagato’ to create an even lighter version of his DB4 GT sports car. Serious exclusivity was instantly guaranteed by the then enormous price tag of £5,470. In all just 19 of the World’s richest automobile enthusiasts commissioned Aston Martin and Zagato to hand build one for them. The Zagato, as with the DB4 GT, was extremely successful in the sports arena going head to head with the Ferrari 250 SWB and the like. In 1961 Kerguen & Franc reached 9th overall in a DB4 GT Zagato in the Le Mans 24 Hour Race before being forced to retire through mechanical failure after 23 hours racing. The DB4 GT Zagato is now coveted as being one of the most desirable thoroughbred sports cars on the planet today and with only 19 examples out there, ownership guarantees membership to an extremely exclusive and desirable Club.

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