1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Lightweight SOLD
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Lightweight I.D.#DB4GT/0191/R Reg. #63PH Only 19 DB4 GT Zagatos were built. Two Zagatos were built for the Essex Racing Stable, they being DB4GT/0182 and 0183/R. These lightweight cars were about 150 lbs. lighter than the standard road Zagato. This DB4GT/0191/R was one of two special factory lightweight Zagatos built known as Design Project 209 (DP209), they were thought to have been even lighter than the Essex Racing Stable cars and possibly intended for use as Factory team cars. Records show that DB4GT/0191/R was built in 1963 and was originally White with black trim. 1963 – 1964 Raced extensively by David Skailes. Car was repainted Almond Green as per Aston Martin’s Le Mans team car, DBR1. 1965 - crashed while racing at Castle Combe – damage relatively light – Car remained un-used and damaged until 1970. 1970 – E.L Maybury found the car and purchased, he recorded mileage was appx. 7,000 miles. 1970 -1979 Mr. Maybury put car in dry storage intending to restore it. 1979 – E.L. Maybury had the car rebuilt to Concours standard by Bob Smith of R.S. Panels Ltd. The engine was removed and sent to Aston Martin specialist R. S. Williams for a total rebuild. 1979 – August the gearbox was also sent to R.S. Williams for the same. 1985 – Vehicle was virtually complete. The speedometer was zeroed and a new MOT certificate was obtained. Mr. Maybury accompanied the A.M.O.C. on their Golden Jubilee Tour of Europe. Total recorded mileage of just under 11,000 miles. Mr. Maybury confirmed that the engine is the original unit as fitted new by the Factory, as is the gearbox and differential. All numbers still matching. No deviations from original were taken during the restoration with same specifications to that in which it left the Factory in 1963 with exception of paintwork. “I understand it to be the most original example of the two DP 209s built, apparently 0193/R was heavily modified in 1968 by the fitment of a DB6 7 Litre Vantage engine, 5 speed ZF gearbox and limited slip differential. I also consider 0191/R to be largely much more original than either of the Essex Racing Stable cars, both of which have been heavily crashed and or extensively modified. I know 0191/R to be the lowest mileage and therefore most genuine example of the four special extra – light examples built.” The vehicle was the subject of a comparison test entitled “High Noon” in Classic & Sportscar June 1987. Details of the above vehicle by Mr. E. L Maybury, letter April 15, 1996

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as of 8/10/2006

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Car 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Lightweight
VIN DB4GT/0191/R 
Exterior / Interior Color      Green /      Black 
Options Exterior: Wire wheels
Interior: Leather interior 
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