Aston Martin and Zagato have been collaborating for decades – ever since they partnered in the 1960s to deliver the lovely DB4 GTZ. Now there’s a pair of more modern double bubble roofers out for grabs if you have the cash to compete at an auction.
First and foremost is the 2012 V12 Zagato “No. Zero”, which is motivated by 510-hp V12 5.9-liter engine that was created to mark the 50th anniversary of the aforementioned DB4 GT Zagato. It started life as a V12 Vantage and the special series model needed 2, 000 man hours for every aluminum-bodied car, five times what the standard model requires. Just 65 examples were produced and this example, chassis number 31235, is also special because it was born with the help of Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman. There’s also a bespoke scarab beetle badge handmade from real beetle wings as a nod to Aston Martin’s original logo from back in the 1920s. RM Sotheby’s believes the 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato “No. Zero” can be had for anywhere between €625,000 and €675,000.
Next up is the one-owner 2003 DB7 Zagato chassis number 700001, the first out of 99 units that were manufactured. It was first a short-chassis DB7 GT and then went to Italy at Zagato’s plant to receive the unique touches – signature roof and a sculpted rear window. Under the hood sits a naturally-aspirated 5.9-liter V12 delivering 440 horsepower to a six-speed manual gearbox – enough to travel to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just five seconds and reach a maximum speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). The auction house has a price estimation for anywhere between €350,000 and €400,000.