This very special coupe was built as a strictly limited production run of only 99 cars and was only available in the UK, Europe and South East Asia.
The unique steel bodyshell featured a distinctive, large front grille aperture, and the signature Zagato ‘double bubble’ roof line with sculptured rear window. The rear end was completely unique and had single round tail lights and a drop down boot lid. Zagato styled 5 spoke alloy wheels and a unique Analine leather interior completed the striking looks of this very special car. The Aston Martin DB7 Zagato used a 440bhp version of the DB7 GT engine coupled to a 6 speed manual transmission.
Zagato’s long and illustrious relationship with Aston Martin began in 1960 with the DB4GT Zagato, which was a beautifully styled version of Aston Martin’s extraordinary grand tourer that had been bodied in featherweight aluminium. It was introduced at the 1960 London Motor Show, and only 19 examples would be produced.
Today, these examples are considered to be the most valuable Aston Martins of all time. The DB4GT Zagato was largely influential to both Aston Martin and Zagato, and some of the design cues that debuted on this model would find their way into future Astons. Meanwhile, the car builder and the coach builder would team up twice more, in 1985, for the V8 Vantage Zagato, and in 2002, for the DB7 Zagato.
The DB7 Zagato was an instant classic upon its premiere. It was instantly recognizable as an Aston Martin but still carried many trademark Zagato design features, and unlike the standard DB7 and similar to the DB4GT Zagato that inspired it, it was to be a truly limited-production automobile. The DB7 Zagato, the result of a collaboration between Andrea Zagato and Aston Martin’s then-chief designer Henrik Fisker, was introduced to great acclaim at the Paris Motor Show in 2002.
To many, Zagato’s design greatly improved upon what was already considered to be Aston Martin’s most beautiful car in years. Whilst the car retains special coachwork, the design is still quintessentially Aston Martin. As only 99 examples were produced, they are seldom seen on the open market, and it is even rarer to see one on the road. With only 9,000 kilometres on its odometer, this DB7 represents an excellent opportunity to obtain an extraordinary piece of Aston Martin and Zagato history, and it is a splendid example of coach building in the 21st century.
While the DB7 was considered by many to be one of the most attractive Aston Martins ever produced, the DB7 Zagato showed that there was certainly room for improvement. Although it retains special coachwork, the design is still quintessentially Aston Martin. With just 99 examples produced, they are seldom seen around the world, especially so in North America, where they were never offered for sale. It is a rare occurrence when one becomes available for purchase, and it is an occasion unlikely to repeat itself for quite some time. This example needs nothing and would be an ideal addition to any collection of Aston Martins. It would certainly look stunning parked next to the DB4GT Zagato that was its inspiration.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
This DB7 Zagato was produced in 2003 and wears an elegant Metallic Grey named Mercury Grey with a beautiful Charcoal interior.
The Aston has driven only 11,000 kilometers from new, making this example nearly factory fresh. Its leather interior is still sumptuous, and the gorgeous aluminium bodywork shows nary a flaw. Additionally, the car still retains all its original books and it’s very rare seat covers with Aston Martin Zagato logo.
Even though the car left the factory some time ago, it is presented in showroom-quality condition today. It has been preserved for its entire life in a large collection of collector cars.
The paintwork is flawless and shines bright, and the leather interior shows no scuffs or creases whatsoever.
The car’s interior was equally lavish and upholstered with a special aniline leather with a quilted seat, making the interior a touch more luxurious overall. The interior of the car, is finished in an attractive and eye-catching green.
This example needs nothing and would be an ideal addition to any collection of Aston Martins. It would certainly look stunning parked next to the DB4GT Zagato that was its inspiration.