Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Fantastic Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

by Mike -

The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato is one of the most recognizable cars in the world even though there were only 19 originally made.

The body was styled by Ercole Spada at Zagato and is considered to be one of the most beautiful cars ever.

The engine is a straight 6-cylinder DOHC 3670 cc displacement and the transmission is a 4-speed manual producing 314 hp, a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of just 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 154 mph. 

What a jewel.

Some of these cars were raced at The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1961, 1962 and 1963. They also raced at other European races in the early 1960s.

That door handle looks just like the handles in the Bizzarrini.

This perfect Aston Martin was parked next to my Bizzarrini GT 5300 at the Presidio of San Francisco Concours d'Elegance in 2009. I have seen this car at other car shows in Northern California and I always stop and look every time. It is owned by a well known California Aston Martin collector, a very nice gentleman.

Doesn't it look great next to the Bizzarrini? Aston Martin racing green and the silver of the Bizzarrini are a great compliment.

I wonder which one would win a race?

James Bond did not drive this Aston, pity. Although I have noticed that many of the cars driven by James Bond have accidents and I could not stand to see that happen to one of these. So, maybe it is not such a pity.

The judges are taking a very close look and the closer you look the better this Aston looks. It won first in class.

Some of these pictures were taken by my friend Michael Menetto.

Click on the images for a larger view.


  1. I came very close to buying an Aston Zagato back in the day. It was red and left-hand drive. I still wonder what might have been had I bought it instead of the GTO.

    Thanks for posting these great photos!

  2. Stephen,

    A left hand drive DB4 Zagato is rare but you had a great time with the GTO.