The 1991 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction II Coupé that we recently mentioned has fetched a record-breaking price of £1.23 million ($1.9 million). Sharing a place with other iconic Aston Martin cars, this rare beauty set a new world record for such a car at auction. It was owned by Tony Smith, the manager of rock star Phil Collins. James Knight International MD of Collectors Cars at Bonhams stated, “With only four Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction IIs made, ‘0198/R’ represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of these fabulous cars, which will become increasingly collectible.” The DB4GT Zagato is undoubtedly the best-loved and most respected of the DB series of six-cylinder cars.
This one was first owned by Tony Smith and a historic racer who has owned some of the world’s greatest cars over the years. The Aston passed to Germany’s current owner via Michael Brinkert and David Clark of Taylor & Crawley some 17 years ago. Now offered from long-term ownership and with only 4,748 miles showing on the odometer at the time of cataloging, it is described as in good overall condition.