In love with the classic DB4 GT? You're in good company. The first of a series of collaborations between Aston Martin and Zagato is one of the most beautiful automobiles ever made. But getting your hands on one would not be a cheap proposition.

After initially unveiling the DB4 GT at the 1960 London Motor Show, Aston Martin built 19 examples through 1963. In 1991 an additional four examples were built, followed by another pair in 2000. But no matter which batch you're looking at, prices still exceed the million-dollar mark whenever one goes up for auction. In fact, a Sanction II coupe recently sold at the Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell for a record $1.9 million. So what's a fan to do?

British coachbuilder Evanta Motor Company claims to have the solution. The company has a background in creating modern replicas of the DB4 GT, among other classic Astons, but for this example, it didn't start from the ground up. Instead it took a DB7 – of which Aston produced some 7,000 examples in its ten-year production run – and rebodied it to look like a classic Zagato.

This particular conversion is based on the DB7 V12 Vantage model, with an earlier version of the same 6.0-liter V12 still employed in the latest Astons producing 420 horsepower. That's considerably more than the 314 hp offered by the 3.7-liter straight six in the original DB4 GT, and it is mated to an automatic gearbox and all the modern accoutrements, from air conditioning to air bags.

The blueish-silver bodywork hides a red leather interior complete with full rollcage and retrofitted dashboard and seats. While all the details surely didn't come cheap, you can bet it cost less for Evanta to create than an original DB4 GT – or for that matter, a 2002 DB7 Zagato.


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      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously starting to love everything that has the name "Zagato" attached to it...
      futuramautoblog
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow.. that front shot up there is MONEY. Absolutely stunning.
      chirowolf
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love it. the boot is a bit long, but everything else works.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      that's not bad looking at all. Sure, it seems much larger, with different proportions, but I like the brutal cues they added from the original. Looks like it's the kind of car that would look better mud-splattered and with bugs on the hood, after an early morning ride in the country.
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow. 314 horse power out of 225 cubic inches in 1963. The new car is really cool. Very few retro cars look right. This one does it.
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why if it isn't Fin McMissile the British spy....
      GFB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Perhaps it was influenced by the donor DB7 chassis, but the proportions of this car from the B pillar back are all wrong. The only DB4GT Zagato that I saw on the street (greenwich Village in the '60s) was black but I wonder why this car was not painted an up-to-date version of British racing green. Love those late vintage Borannis.
      Raul Rosa
      • 3 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the last Ford T-bird.
      Dingleberrypiez
      • 3 Years Ago
      That stance is looking hellaflush. Just needs a touch of negative camber.
      Jonathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should of used any of the brand new Astons . I'd love to see a classic Lagonda based on the new Rapid .
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      What an absolute beauty
      Kwijiboz
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is so gorgeous it hurts! Shame the steering wheel looks like the kind flogged at cheap aftermarket shops of the early nineties tho...