1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Coupe
Lot 236
1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Coupe
£65,000 - 75,000
US$ 100,000 - 120,000

Lot Details
1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Coupe
1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Coupe
Registration no. D273 FYL
Chassis no. SCFCV81Z5HTR20034
Engine no. V/580/0034/X
With the introduction of the Vantage Zagato in 1986, Aston Martin renewed its association with one of Italy's most illustrious carrozzeria, Zagato having been responsible for that most celebrated and desirable of all post-war Aston Martins, the DB4GT Zagato. Neighbouring stands at the 1984 Geneva Salon facilitated the initial contact between Aston boss Victor Gauntlett and the Zagato brothers, and by following year the project had progressed sufficiently for Aston to accept deposits on the 50 production cars planned. Part of Zagato's brief was to shed some of the standard Vantage's not inconsiderable weight, and this was achieved by the simple expedient of shortening the wheelbase by a little over 17cm and deleting the rear seats, thus creating the first production two-seater since the DB4GT. The 5.3-litre four-cam V8 was, naturally, to Vantage specification, producing a mind-bending 432bhp at 6,200rpm.
The first prototype was shown to the public at Geneva in March 1986, and in June successfully met its design target by achieving a maximum speed of 186mph while on test with the French magazine Sport Auto. The fact that the projected price had risen from £70,000 to £87,000 between the car's announcement in March 1985 and its arrival did nothing to deter the 50 customers who had all paid deposits of £15,000 by August 1985.
Built to righthand-drive UK specification, this example was supplied new via Aston Martin Sales in London and has enjoyed just two owners from new. Finished in Inverness Blue Black with pale blue/grey leather upholstery and dark blue carets, the car has the five-speed manual transmission and benefits from fitted extras including Cobra alarm and immobiliser, vehicle tracker system, up-rated suspension incorporating full handling kit, and K40 front and rear radar detectors. The car has covered c.14,300 miles from new and comes with full service history at Works Service and recognised AM specialists.
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