Legendary Aston Martin could become most expensive British car to be auctioned ever

This ultra-rare 1961 Aston Martin is set to become the most expensive British car to sell at an auction when it goes under the hammer at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July. What makes it special is the fact that it is one of the most celebrated and storied British racing cars of all time. A total of only 19 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato were ever made, out of which only two wore the 2VEV plaque and were lightweight version optimized for competitive racing. It has a slightly different body shape as compared to the ‘normal’ DB4 GT Zagato, with a lowered roof line, frenched headlights and different wings to make it more streamlined.

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This Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato 2VEV was driven by one of the most iconic British racing superstars of all time, Jim Clark, as a part of Aston-backed Essex Racing Stable. During its racing days, it took on some of the most legendary GT race cars in the history including Ferrari’s 250 GTO. The exceptionally valuable classic car has been in single-family ownership for the last 47 years and experts believe it’s worth more than £15 million ($20M USD approximately). The current record for the most expensive British car ever sold at auction is held by Aston Martin DBR1 Chassis Number One which sold in 2017 for £16.9M and the DB4 GT Zagato 2VEV is most likely to break the record.

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