An extremely rare and bought after Aston Martin is set to sell for over half a million pounds at auction. The classic car is for sale with Bicester Heritage based, specialist dealer, Pendine Historic Cars. Car, chassis 20011 is one of three prototypes, and one of two configured in right hand drive, built ahead of the original limited production run of around 50 Aston Martin V8 Zagato coupés, all of which were pre-sold before production had even started. It is finished in Gladiator Red and has been fully restored.
This prototype was commissioned with a unique specification by Aston Martin enthusiast Wensley Hayden-Baillie, a close friend of former Aston Martin Lagonda chairman, Victor Gauntlett.
This is the first time in 20 years the car has come to market from. Private collections and perfect for Aston Martin collectors.
It would equally be fitting due to 2019 being the 100th year of the Zagato brand.
“Chassis 20011 is a well-known Aston Martin and is surely one of the finest examples of all of the V8 Zagatos built,” comments James Mitchell, founder, Pendine Historic Cars.
“According to the current owner, who has raced and driven more V8 Zagatos than most, it drives unlike the other cars and is visceral by comparison.
“This is a special car which seriously deserves recognition for its place in the marque’s genesis.”
The car is based on the Aston Martin V8 but with a Zagato coach built body.
It has an angular appearance and squared-off grille and is a far cry from the new crop of Astons in terms of appearance.
The factory quoted a 0-60 time of under five seconds with a top speed of around 190mph, making it Aston Martin’s fastest ever car at the time.
Built with a 432bhp motor and is one of just two with an integral roll bar and also has high spec black leather seats, leather covered steering wheel and dashboard, walnut centre console and authenticity plaques.
Back in 2009 to 2013 it was subjected to a restoration by Pebble Beach winning specialist, Auto Restorations in New Zealand.
The asking price is £530,000 and comes with all of its original manuals, delivery and warranty documents as well as copies of the fascinating factory memos about this special build.
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