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While it would seem quite limited production, the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato is easily considered one of the most exciting and beautifully British sports cars thanks to an iconic partnership between Zagato of Italy and Aston Martin. In 1958, the first DB4 GT would be released in standard form. It would have distinct modifications to prepare the car for racing endurance, including a shortened wheelbase, less interior, a lighter body, and enclosed headlights. In 1960, the Zagato version of the Aston Martin DB4 would be released. Well known for their lightweight body construction, Zagato had established themselves by building aluminum bodies for Alfa Romeo and was quite successful in outfitting many prewar Le Mans winners. The 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato would be a smaller, more lightweight version of the DB4 GT. Many steel components were replaced with aluminum, and most non-essential elements, including bumpers, would be removed. In all, nearly 100 pounds were shed. The body was also quite different, with a unique curvature that was married with many different sharp angles. In total, fewer than 20 examples of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato would be produced. While most were made for private race teams, a handful would be built as road cars.
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Whether you’ve always wanted to add a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato to your collection or have recently fallen in love with the uniqueness and rarity of this 1960’s Aston Martin classic, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to assist you in finding the model you desire. As these classics can be quite rare, the biggest Buyer’s Tip that The Beverly Hills Car Club can offer to potential buyers is to partner with a classic car expert to ensure you are constantly staying abreast of new models that are becoming available. You’ll also want to ensure that you have carefully considered your budget and any restoration costs that may be associated with the model you choose to purchase, as finding available parts can be costly and time consuming. Another important Buyer’s Tip for the classic Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato is to ask the seller for any documentation they have regarding ownership or racing history, maintenance and repair, or restoration. These items will not only give you insight into how the car was cared for over the years, but can also increase the value of the classic should you decide to sell it down the road.
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