Bespoke 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Re-creation
Following popular demand for our world famous Aston Workshop DB4 GT Zagato re-creations, the company are now offering the opportunity for an early delivery. With the project currently ready for paint and all the components waiting for assembly this vehicle is in the latter stages of completion. Now only requiring your bespoke specification, our world renowned craftsmen are waiting to complete your re-creation.
The basis of this car is built from a DB4 donor giving the roots of the vehicle real authenticity just like the factory originals. The final vehicle will be fully road legal in LHD or RHD format with DVLA registration and an original Aston Martin DB4 chassis number. Having completed numerous Zagato re-creations to date the refined accuracy of Aston Workshop’s re-creation when compared to the original is second to none.
As with all of the original 19 Zagatos that left Italy there are many variations to take into account. Aston Workshop are most familiar with the body style nuances and have chosen a balanced design using some of the best features from these 19 originals. With a superb basis the purchaser is requested to consider carefully many finishing touches, the completion of which concludes with a final appearance of the bespoke vehicle giving the client great satisfaction.
Body, Chassis & Fittings
In traditional DB4 GT Zagato fashion the chassis is reduced in length by 5 inches and hand built to exacting Zagato specifications. The chassis is then blasted and powder-epoxy coated. The tailored Zagato body is scrupulously handcrafted using techniques akin to the original Italian coachbuilders. After being fitted to the chassis a dry build of the vehicle’s suspension and fittings ensures that all components come together correctly. Aston Workshop re-commission the manufacturing of all necessary components to recreate the original DB4 GT Zagato. This includes all alloy body fittings from grille surround to door handles and fuel caps. They are made in-house to fit each individual vehicle then polished to a chrome-like finish.
The car is to be painted in the colour of your choice, in the latest market leading, high specification water based paints with lacquer using a double-block hand flattening process. The bodyshell is acid-treated, oven dried and then epoxy primed for longevity. High-build primers in between block flattening are used to achieve the ultimate flatness. Full detailing is given to all panel edges and shut areas. Final colour is encapsulated in several coats of high quality two pack lacquer then hand flattened and polished to render a jaw dropping finish.
Interior & Trim
The interior is re-trimmed in a colour of your choice using best quality leather and Wilton carpets. The dashboard, unless requested otherwise is finished in crackle black paint common to most original Zagatos. The correct Aston Martin DB4 GT instruments are stripped and restored to original. The car is to be reassembled using all new seals and trims like a new car. Seat style and comfort is to be discussed, as originally many options were available from Zagato in 1961. New front windscreen, side glass and rear perspex screen are fitted all round.
The engine is machined and fully rebuilt in-house to 4.2 litre Vantage specification using Cosworth pistons, new liners and our developed high performance crankshaft. The DB4 GT 12 plug cylinder head will be built to accept the use of unleaded fuel. All ancillary components will be fully overhauled or replaced as required and finished in original specification paints or plating as appropriate. The engine is test run on our in-house dynamometer before fitting to the car. All under-bonnet components are renewed to concours Zagato specification. A lightweight alloy fuel tank and spare wheel mount are built to original DB4 GT Zagato spec. A full new stainless steel exhaust system will be fitted with extra silencers as DB5 specification unless otherwise requested. Full engine specification can be discussed in detail as we have further options available for your consideration.
The gearbox options to be discussed are David Brown 4 speed manual (original spec.), 5 speed ZF manual, modern 4 speed auto or modern 5 speed manual.
Suspension & Steering
Fully overhauled suspension and steering including sand blasting and bead blasting of all components and refinishing in Bonda primer and 2K black enamel. All moving / wearing components are renewed throughout as a matter of course. The steering rack will be fully overhauled and re-fitted with new mountings and ball joints. Rear shock absorbers are refurbished and a Monte Carlo Handling Kit fitted. New wheels and tyres are fitted to the car ( 7 inch Borrani type rims ). Full specification to be discussed depending on customer preference.
The braking system is to be fully stripped and rebuilt using original spec. or uprated to DB5 spec. with twin circuit brake servo boosters and new master cylinder fitted. All pipework renewed throughout in Kunifer with brass fittings.
Electrical system to have full new wiring harness made in-house, with all ancillaries renewed or rebuilt, discreet high output alternator and hi-speed starter. Halogen headlights.
Inherently by choosing Aston Workshop to build your Zagato re-creation you are opened up to a world of enhancements available. Power steering, air-con, brake, suspension and engine upgrades are just a few to name. We recommend discussing these options with us. Also we have a full section on our website about these.
Testing and Delivery
The car is fully road tested and inspected to iron out any bugs, and delivered with a full 12 month warranty.
A deposit of £485,000, payable on confirmation of order. The remaining balance payable in stage payments plus VAT if applicable. This price includes the donor vehicle.
Please contact a member of our sales team to discuss your personal requirements or for any further information regarding the commissioning of an Aston Workshop Zagato re-creation.
Tel - 01207 233525 (day)
Mob - 07785 115737 (any time)
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