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There are a few key words and phrases that stand out amongst our morning email inbox, which is usually over-flowing with exciting news about all sorts of shiny new sheet-metal. Amongst these, the words “Aston Martin” and “Zagato” are pretty much at the top of the list. When this is followed by the offer of a test-drive, well, you’ve officially got our attention.
According to the description sent to us, this Aston Martin began life as a lightweight DB4/GT, but was converted to the highly coveted and rare DB4 GT Zagato body-style during four years of intensive work. A “completely modern day powertrain” is now under the hood – though we’re not certain what was wrong with sticking with the DB4/GT’s original 302-bhp inline-six.
Work was done on both sides of the Atlantic and cost nearly one million dollars to build. The car is on the application list for the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and, apparently, there are “forty thousand” pictures documenting the restoration. Luckily the email sent to us included only three.
Judging by the photos, it appears a supercharged 3.2-liter inline-six from a DB7 has found its way into the engine bay. Delivering 335-bhp in stock form, this should give the classic Aston some extra straight-line speed and the promise of everyday usability.
This car might not appeal to purists – and we’re curious about the condition of the DB4/GT before it began this lengthy conversion. In its defense, an Aston Martin Zagato is now worth millions and they almost never come to market. Only 25 were built in total and there is little chance any owner would risk taking one on public roads. Is this the next best thing to owning the real deal?
We’ll reserve final judgment until we get behind the wheel.