1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

The DB4Z is called 'one of the most beautiful Aston Martins ever created' by company CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez, and is widely recognized as the greatest street Aston, the benchmark against which the current Vanquish would be judged.

According to Elio Zagato, Koelliker, a friend who was Aston's dealer in Milan, commissioned the DB4 Zagato. 'The idea was a nice street car that could go racing, though that was not its original purpose,' Zagato says. 'It developed into that. When Aston saw the car, they liked it and decided to make it a factory model.'

Thus began one of the most memorable chapters in Aston history. The DB4 Zagato appeared in 1960, its beautiful but aggressive aerodynamic body setting it apart from standard Astons, clearly showing its performance pretenses. The interior was comfortable yet stark, a reflection of the weight saving measures done throughout the car.

The DB4 Zagato was produced for two years, with 19 made. The car's 314 horsepower engine was more powerful than the standard DB4. Coupled with its lighter weight and more aerodynamic body, it easily cleared 150 mph. A number were campaigned frequently, though they could never consistently unseat their made-for-racing Ferrari 250 GTO competition

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The DB name came from the name David Brown (later Sir David Brown), an individual who had purchased the Aston Martin Company. The DB4 series was built from 1958 through 1963. A total of 1040 vehicles and five series were produced during this time frame. The coachwork was performed by Touring of Milan, Italy. The body panels were hand made of aluminum mounted on a steel tube frame and featuring....
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Related Reading : Aston Martin DB4 History

Aston Martin unveiled their DB4 at the 1958 Paris Salon. This was a big achievement for the small British manufacturer as it was a totally new car on a completely new steel platform chassis and disc brakes on all four corners. It was powered by an alloy twin-cam 3.7-liter straight six engine and bodied by Touring of Milan in an elegant fastback aluminum body. This combination was performance oriented....
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The Aston Martin DB4 was first introduced to the public at the 1958 Paris Salon and powered by a 3.7-liter straight eight and clothed in an aluminum body. Touring of Milan was tasked with creating the design. The Aston Martin DB4 GT was introduced a year later at the London Motor Show and was based on the race winning prototype SP1991. 1959 was a great year for Aston martin as they had won the World....
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1961 Vehicle Profiles

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato vehicle information

GT Coupe
Coachwork: Zagato

Chassis Num: 0186R

Only one of 19 Zagato bodied examples of the classic AM DB4 GT race car that was designed to compete against the Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Coupes in international competition. It was delivered new to an Australian racer who competed in regional rac....[continue reading]

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato vehicle information

GT Coupe
Coachwork: Zagato

The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato was introduced in 1960 at the London Motor Show. The DB4 was the first to be built at the company's Newport Pagnell works in Buckinghamshire, England.....[continue reading]

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato vehicle information

GT Coupe
Coachwork: Zagato

Chassis Num: IVEV

This DB4 GT Zagato (IVEV) is one of a pair that were ordered by the Essex Racing Stable. They were further lightened for racing and entered at Lemans in 1961. This car went on to success at Goodwood, driven by Roy Salvadori, and at other race meeti....[continue reading]

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato vehicle information

GT Coupe
Coachwork: Zagato

Chassis Num: 187L

The British sports car specialist Aston Martin was founded in 1914. Five years later, one of Italy's finest coachbuilders, Carrozzeria Zagato, was formed. John Wyer, the owner of Aston Martin, met Gianni Zagato at the London Earl's Court motor show i....[continue reading]

GT Coupe by Zagato
Chassis #: 0186R 
GT Coupe by Zagato
 
GT Coupe by Zagato
Chassis #: IVEV 
GT Coupe by Zagato
Chassis #: 187L 

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1961 DB4 GT Zagato
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Base Price : $12,555

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Aston Martin
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Meteor (1,408,478)

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