Arguably the most famous Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato – ‘2 VEV’ – will make its appearance on the open market without precedent for 50 years once it crosses the square at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on the 13th of July. Bonhams anticipates that the auto will reel in an excess of £10m. (Approx $17.6m AUD)
The Essex Racing Stable 1961 Zagato ‘2 VEV’ is effortlessly the most well known make of the 19 vehicles made, and positions itself someplace close to the highest point of Carrozzeria Zagato’s most crucial and acclaimed creations. Raced in period by Jim Clark, ‘2 VEV’ is one of only two semi works vehicles and one of just three manufactured in the ultra-light and sought after- DP209 spec. Inconceivably, the FoS deal speaks to the first occasion when that the car has been offered up for around 47 years, having invested the majority of that time under the watchful eye of the same family.
The car has a rich tapestry of history worthy of investigating for yourself, being driven by the likes of famed racers and big names in the automotive community such as John Ogier, Jim Clark, Roger St John Hart, and later by Nick Cussons.
A productive career in history-making racing took off after the Zagato resigned from top-flight competition, being raced with incredible accomplishment all through the ’80s and ’90s.
The model profited from full, official Aston Martin industrial facility resto in the mid ’90s and is portrayed as being prepared for track action. Bonhams’ James Knight stated: “Bonhams is absolutely delighted to be bringing this landmark vehicle to auction, which continues our history of offering the world’s most important and celebrated sports and collectors’ motor cars to market. It is, by some distance, the most valuable British motor car ever to be offered at a European auction, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for this historically significant vehicle.”
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