ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE ZAGATO, (Auto)
SALISBURY BLUE METALLIC
MILEAGE : 6,630 ONLY, UK SUPPLIED, 1 of only 12
SALISBURY BLUE METALLIC WITH MAGNOLIA HIDE
FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE:- AUTOMATIC GEARBOX, LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, METALLIC PAINT, CONNOLLY HIDE INTERIOR WITH BUCKET SEATS AND TILTING SQUABS, , ELECTRICALLY OPERATED LINED EVERFLEX HOOD, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRIC WINDOWS AND SPEEDLINE 16” ALLOY WHEELS.
One of only 12 right hand drive cars from a worldwide total of just 37 vehicles, this Zagato-bodied Volante will appeal to serious collectors of the marque.
The V8 Zagato, as the name suggests, was based on the Aston Martin V8 but with a body by the famed Zagato, Italian coachbuilders. The design was an angular modern interpretation of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato of the 1960s. Apart from the lack of a fixed roof, the major external change from the coupe was a new dummy radiator grill and pivoted ‘eyelids’ to cover the head lamps when they are not in use. Extra strengthening added just 35kg in weight and together with the EFI engine its performance was ahead of the standard V8 Volante, with a claimed top speed of 160mph and 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Although initially Aston Martin Lagonda intended to build just 25 Zagato Volantes, by the time that production ended in 1989, 37 production cars had been completed due to demand from Aston Martin collectors.
Supplied new by Aston Martin of Kensington, London, at a cost of over £190,000, Chassis Number 30024 has only had 2 former keepers, and has been serviced by the Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd Works at Newport Pagnell, and more recently by H.R Owen Ltd.