One of only two ‘VEV’ 1961 Aston Martin Zagato’s became the most valuable British car ever sold last week, as reported by Hypebeast.
The ‘MP209’ DB4GT Zagato went under the hammer at Goodwood’s 50th auction on July 13th to an anonymous European buyer for an eye-watering amount of £10,081,500 (nearly $18 million AUD). The car has been owned by a single family since 1971, but was notably driven by F1 world champion Jim Clark in the RAC Tourist Trophy at Goodwood and in the Paris 1,000km in Montihery
The ex-Essex Racing Stable car has somehow become a more sought-after product than the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 made famous by numerous on-screen appearances in the Bond franchise.
Speaking of, the DB5 used in the opening scene of GoldenEye – one of the most iconic automotive scenes in cinematic history – also went under the hammer last month for upwards of $2 million. It’ll always be more beautiful than the Zagato in our eyes, but fails here to even scrape the surface of such a price tag.
Images courtesy of Goodwood Festival of Speed.