The 1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
1 of just 19 examples made. ‘0189’ was the very last Aston Martin Zagato to be built and has a colourful early history.
This particular DB4 GT Zagato is 1 of 11 right-hand drive Zagatos and 1 of only 3 to receive English paintwork. Finished in Caribbean Pearl, its striking original colour scheme is entirely unique. The interior is adorned with Connolly red hide and carpets.
Although this particular car was completed on the 14th December 1962, it did take rather a long time to sell, longer in-fact than any other Zagato to be sold at the time!
It was finally bought in a package with ‘0176’ by Mr Mike Harting at HWM for £3,950. In the spring of 1963, Mr Harting finally found a buyer in Mr S Miller of Horsham, Sussex, for the then handsome sum of £6,000.
Chassis ‘0189’ took part in several British hill climbs but otherwise led a sheltered life. The car was relocated to South Africa in 1970, joining DBR1/5 in the collection of Howard Cohen, who successfully competed with the Zagato at Kyalami.
In 1976, the vehicle returned to the UK with Ian Campbell-Mclaren of Glasgow, and in 1983 entered German ownership. After spells in Switzerland and the UK, the Zagato was acquired in 1995 by a serious Dutch collector, who in turn entrusted the car to Aston Martin Works Service.
“Aston’s restoration of 2 VEV was remarkably comprehensive but this was a tour de force.” – Palawan Press.
Recently added to British enthusiast and collector, William Loughran’s collection ‘0189’ is one of the most important British Gran Turismos in existence.