1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato
Patrick Ernzen ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

“Driving a 250 SWB is like wielding a hammer; it commands your respect through aggression and raw power. The Zagato, however, feels more like a tailored suit. It’s agile, sophisticated, and equally responsive… it’s a truly beautiful car to drive. And it fits perfectly.” — Peter Read

After restoration, chassis 0186R hit the concours circuit, where it immediately accrued an enviable record of accolades. On its very first outing at the Louis Vuitton Concours at the Hurlingham Club in June 2002, the DB4GT Zagato not only won its class but was also named Best of Show. That win ensured an invitation to the Bagatelle Concours d’Elegance later that month, where the Aston also won its class.

Further Best in Class honors were also earned at Villa d’Este, Pebble Beach and the Niello Concours in 2007, as well as at the Presidio of San Francisco Concours and the Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours in 2009.

At virtually every event the car attended, it found itself driving across the stage in honor. Shown most recently at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in August of 2013, the car remains breathtakingly beautiful. Not just a concours queen, 0186R has also been driven respectfully on several tours, where it performed marvelously and without issue. As one of the finest DB4GT Zagatos in existence, it will surely continue to excel at future events.

Stephen Serio

SCM Contributor

Stephen is the president and owner of Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports Inc. in Waltham, MA, although for the most part, vintage European cars are where his heart is. His need to over-indulge in vintage European cars of the 1950s and 1960s inevitably leads to coveting one more car. Recent garage inhabitants include a Porsche 356A Speedster and 356A European coupe, Ferrari 275 GTS and 246GT, BMW 2002 and a Hudson Hornet. HIs vintage-Porsche-driving wife, Amanda, tolerates this all nicely.

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