2017 Aston Martin Vanquish

Zagato Coupé Villa d'Este

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2017
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    178
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black

Description

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' London event, 24 October 2019.
Estimate:
£400,000 - £550,000

  • Single ownership and virtually as-new throughout with delivery miles
  • The 19th of 99 examples built, the serial number matching the exact number of DB4 GT Zagatos produced
  • Serviced by HWM Aston Martin in May 2019

Amongst the most celebrated partnerships in the automotive world, Aston Martin and Zagato have only collaborated a handful of times over the course of both companies’ illustrious histories, but those automobiles that they have created together are considered to be amongst the most desirable Aston Martins in existence.

This was to be no different for the introduction of the Vanquish Zagato, first unveiled in 2016 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como. The Vanquish Zagato bears a number of design hallmarks from its coachbuilder, including Zagato’s famous ‘double bubble’ roof and signature wraparound glass. Elements such as the grille shape and side strake that runs from the wheel arch to the door remain wholly Aston Martin; hints of the track-only Vulcan and road-going One-77 shine through in the ‘bladed’ LED taillights and the side mirrors that appear to float in the air.

Despite the car’s very much one-off flair, Aston Martin approved the Vanquish Zagato for limited production, alongside Vanquish Zagatos in convertible, roadster, and shooting-brake body styles. Only 99 of each would be built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon, Warwickshire, factory, with each example being individually numbered.

Delivered new to its native UK market in February of 2017 and offered from the collection of its first and only owner, this Vanquish Zagato Coupé is finished in Scorching Black paintwork and features the desirable Villa d’Este package, an option costing over £16,000. This package consists of badges, wheel spokes, and side strakes finished in gold, a theme which is continued within the car, and the dashboard vents, centre console switchgear, and steering wheel also feature gold trim. Inside, the car boasts black aniline leather with brown highlights and a colour-keyed One-77 steering wheel.

Amazingly, the car has been driven only 22 miles as of cataloguing and remains in virtually as-new condition throughout. Invoices on file show that the car has been serviced regularly by HWM Aston Martin, once for its first service in May of 2018 and for an annual service exactly one year later this May.

Beautifully blending Italian style and British craftsmanship, the Vanquish Zagato will surely remain desirable for years to come and will be remembered as a worthy addition to Aston Martin and Zagato’s respective résumés. This well-specified example certainly stands out from its peers and would be a thrilling addition to any collection of Aston Martin, Zagato-designed automobiles, or modern supercars.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19.