Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, known worldwide as 2VEV, is eyeing to break a record in the forthcoming Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed auction. Slated on July 13, the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato is gauged at $13.25 million. It is likely to become the most expensive English car sold at an auction.
Interestingly, the 2VEV is one of the most significant Astons along with the DBR1 race cars and the DP215 GT racer. Its beauty and charisma are nonetheless powerful. To recall its enviable power, 2VEV was raced in 1961 against Ferrari GTOs and 250 SWBs. Photographed with stunning drift was Jim Clark at the wheel.
The two-time F1 world champion drove Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato in Goodwood’s RAC Tourist Trophy race for 2 consecutive years (1961-1962). Impressively, 2VEV is one of the two “VEV” quasi-works racers advocated by John Ogier’s Essex Racing Stable and one of the three configured in the ultra-lightweight DP209 category.
The valuable British car had its share of misadventures: a crash at Spa-Francorchamps (1962) and the famous multi-car accident with Jim Clark behind the wheel. The collision was joined by John Surtees who drove a Ferrari 250 GTO and Robin Benson on a Ferrari 250 GT SWB. Nevertheless, it remains to be one of the most desirable cars to date.
The car is to be offered at a European auction. The Festival of Speed is its best home as it searches for a new owner and a new family.