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1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT ZAGATO RECREATION

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Last update: 03.10.2013

Car location: Houston, Texas, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: aston martin
Model: Other
Year: 1960
Type: coupe
Color: Black
Mileage: 10
Engine: 6 cyl db7 supercharged
Transmission: manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 2 DR
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT ZAGATO RECREATION for sale

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  • 1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT ZAGATO RECREATION

7786 Blankenship Drive | Houston. Texas 77055 | 281. 530. 6000 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO RECREATION INCREDIBLE RECREATION 1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT ZAGATO 5 SPEED AIR CONDITIONED HAND-CRAFTED ALUMINUM BODY BUILT SUPERCHARGED DB7 MOTOR

 

WHEN THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI AND HIS BROTHER PRINCE JEFFRI WERE BUYING ANY AND
EVERYTHING THEY WANTED. THEIR AUTOMOTIVE COLLECTION WAS GROUPING TOGETHER
THE BEST CARS FROM EVERY PERFORMANCE BRAND. THIS INCLUDED SEVERAL CUSTOM BUILT
ASTON MARTINS INCLUDING A VANTAGE SPECIAL SERIES I. TAKING ALMOST ALL OF IT'S
CUES FROM THE CLASSIC DB4 ZAGATO. THESE MODERN INTERPRETATIONS WERE SKETCHED
OUT SPECIFICALLY FOR THE SULTAN MIMICKING THE 1961 RACE CAR WHICH WAS SENT TO
TURIN AND BODIED BY SPECIALIST COACHBUILDER ZAGATO. OF THE ORIGINAL 19 BUILT. br>

WE. THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT. STARTED OUT TRYING TO FORM A MORE PERFECT
UNION BY COMBINING THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT (AS DID THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI). IT
WAS A SIMPLE. YET AMBITIOUS PREMISE. TAKE THE ELEGANCE AND TIMELESS STYLING OF A
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT ZAGATO. MERGE IT WITH THE POWER & ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
OF A PRESENT DAY ASTON THUS CREATING THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. THIS CAR
WOULD HAVE THE LOOK OF ONE OF THE RAREST & HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER CARS IN THE WORLD
ALONG WITH THE DRIVABILITY OF SOME OF THE TOP RATED SPORTS CARS AVAILABLE TODAY.

PLANNING WAS METICULOUS AND THOROUGH. FIRST. WE HAD TO BUILD A COMPLETE NEW
ALUMINUM BODY. INCLUDING THE ZAGATO COACHWORK. THE FRAME WAS SENT TO WORLD
RENOWNED COACHBUILDER. CLIVE SMART. AT THE SHAPECRAFT FACILITY IN NEWPORT PAGNELL. br> ENGLAND. THERE. THE ASTON BODY WAS METICULOUSLY CRAFTED OUT OF NOTHING MORE THAN
PREMIUM ALUMINUM AND THE SKILL OF THE ARTIST'S HANDS MANIPULATING THEIR ENGLISH
WHEELS. STATESIDE. PLANS WERE ENGINEERED TO ACCOMMODATE A SUPERCHARGED DB7 WITH
A 5 SPEED GETRAG TRANSMISSION FROM AN ALFRED DUNHILL EDITION. THEN ANOTHER SLOW
BOAT BACK TO THE U. S. A. WHERE ASSEMBLY OF THE ENGINE. ELECTRONICS. UPHOLSTERY. br> EXHAUST. SUSPENSION. ETC. BEGAN. WHEN IT WAS ALL COMPLETE AND THE LAST LITTLE
BIT OF PERFECTION HAD BEEN LAVISHED ON IT - WE DECIDED TO MARKET THE CAR.

THAT IN AND OF ITSELF WAS NOT EASY AS. AFTER ALL. WE HAD CREATED THIS CAR OUT OF NOTHING.
HOWEVER. AS UNCOMFORTABLE A NOTION AS SELLING MAY HAVE BEEN. IT WAS NOTHING COMPARED
TO WHAT WAS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. AFTER WE UNVEILED OUR CREATION THROUGH SEVERAL
WEBSITES AND eBAY. WE WERE BLINDSIDED BY SOMETHING TOTALLY UNEXPECTED. SOMEONE FROM
HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD WAS CLAIMING TO HAVE ANOTHER ASTON WITH OUR SAME V. I. N.
PLATE. WE WERE DUMBFOUNDED AND DEVASTATED AS WE HAD NEARLY 40 YEARS OF TITLE AND
OWNERSHIP HISTORY. WE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO CEASE MARKETING UNTIL WE COULD UNRAVEL
THE TRUTH. TO THIS DAY WE HAVE NEVER SEEN A SINGLE PICTURE OF THIS "OTHER" CAR OR ONE
SHRED OF EVIDENCE THAT OURS IS NOT THE GENUINE ARTICLE. BUT IN THE INTERESTS OF
FAIRNESS TO A POTENTIAL BUYER. REPUTATIONS. EXORBITANT INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION
COST AND WHO KNOWS HOW MUCH LOST TIME. WE FELT THE ETHICAL & LOGICAL THING TO
DO WAS REVEAL THE FACTS OF WHAT WE KNEW. WITH MUCH ANGUISH WE SECURED AN
UNENCUMBERED TITLE WITH A NEW V. I. N. PLATE ISSUED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS.

SINCE THAT TIME WE HAVE LEARNED THAT RECORD KEEPING IN THOSE EARLY DAYS AT
ASTON WAS NOT EFFICIENT AND DUPLICATE V. I. N. PLATES WERE NOT UNHEARD OF.
WE BELIEVE THIS CAR TO BE THE GENUINE ARTICLE. br> BUT WE KNOWIT IS 100% ASTON MARTIN.


EVERYTHING IN THIS CAR IS EITHER HAND-MADE & FABRICATED BRAND NEW.
NO EXPENSE WAS SPARED WITH NEW PARTS THAT WERE BOUGHT.
MULTIPLE DISC'S WILL BE PROVIDED WITH PICTURES. ACTUAL RECEIPTS INCLUDED.

CUSTOM ARIAS PISTONS. BRAND NEW BORRANI WHEELS.

TEC GT ENGINE MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM WITH UNLIMITED PROGRAMMING.
EATON SUPERCHARGER WAS COMPLETELY REBUILT BY MARSTON AEROSPACE & JET COATED.
SUPERCHARGER HAS UNDERSIZED PULLEY FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE.
AS SOME EXAMPLES THE RING SET ALONE FOR THE PISTONS WERE $2300.

WATER PUMP $2400. $4200. FOR A NEW CLUTCH KIT AND DISC.
FOUR WHEEL DISC BRAKES.
AP RACING FRONT AND DBS REAR.
DBS CONTROL ARMS THROUGHOUT.
CUSTOM STAINLESS EXHAUST.
RACK AND PINION STEERING.

THE INTERIOR HAS THE FINEST MATCHED HIDES
WHICH ARE CUSTOM STITCHED AND EMBROIDERED.

AIR-CONDITIONING.
NAVIGATION SYSTEM. PIONEER HEAD UNIT.
2X DIAMOND AUDIO AMPS 650 WATTS @4 OHMS.
DIAMOND AUDIO SPEAKERS & SUBWOOFER.

PLANNING WAS METICULOUS AND THOROUGH. FIRST. WE HAD TO BUILD A COMPLETE NEW
ALUMINUM BODY. INCLUDING THE ZAGATO COACHWORK. THE FRAME WAS SENT TO WORLD
RENOWNED COACHBUILDER. CLIVE SMART. AT THE SHAPECRAFT FACILITY IN NEWPORT PAGNELL. br> ENGLAND. THERE. THE ASTON BODY WAS METICULOUSLY CRAFTED OUT OF NOTHING MORE THAN
PREMIUM ALUMINUM AND THE SKILL OF THE ARTIST'S HANDS MANIPULATING THEIR ENGLISH
WHEELS. STATESIDE. PLANS WERE ENGINEERED TO ACCOMMODATE A SUPERCHARGED DB7 WITH
A 5 SPEED GETRAG TRANSMISSION FROM AN ALFRED DUNHILL EDITION. THEN ANOTHER SLOW
BOAT BACK TO THE U. S. A. WHERE ASSEMBLY OF THE ENGINE. ELECTRONICS. UPHOLSTERY. br> EXHAUST. SUSPENSION. ETC. BEGAN. WHEN IT WAS ALL COMPLETE AND THE LAST LITTLE
BIT OF PERFECTION HAD BEEN LAVISHED ON IT - WE DECIDED TO MARKET THE CAR.

DESPITE ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED. WE CONTINUE OUR QUEST FOR PROVENANCE.

GETTING THIS CAR FROM WHERE IT STARTED TO WHERE IT SITS TODAY WAS A JOURNEY OF EPIC
SCALE. IT BEGAN WITH NOTHING MORE THAN THE FRAME AND TITLE TO A 1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT
AND A LOFTY IDEA TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE. IT SPANNED 8 YEARS. 2 CONTINENTS. COUNTLESS
ARTISANS AND OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS. THE RESULTS OF ALL THAT TIME. TALENT AND MONEY ARE
DOCUMENTED HERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE. BUT IN THE END. HERE CAN BE ONLY ONE PERSON AS
RARE AND UNIQUE AS THIS CAR ITSELF THAT WILL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO OWN IT.
WE ARE PROUD TO BRING IT TO THE PUBLIC FOR IT'S DEBUT - AGAIN!

Terms of Sale

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

TEXAS BUYERS PAY SALES TAX
WINNING BIDDER PAYS $500. 00 GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT VIA PAYPAL WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE END OF THE AUCTION UNLESS A PRIOR AGREEMENT IS MADE WITH THE SELLER.
BALANCE TO BE PAID WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME FRAME (5 DAYS). BANK WIRE TRANSFER - CASHIERS CHECK - LOAN CHECK . "RUNS AND DRIVES WITHOUT ISSUES". ". OES NOT IMPLY OR INFER ANY TYPE OF WARRANTY. "TEXAS BUYERS GUIDE". PURSUANT TO TEXAS LAWS COVERS WARRANTY ISSUES. BUYER AGREES TO SIGN THIS FORM. SOLD "AS IS" WITH NO IMPLIED WARRANTY. Inspection VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION IN HOUSTON BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. WE WELCOME AN INSPECTION BY YOU OR YOUR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE. COST OF THE INSPECTION IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VARYING OPINIONS. BUYER RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING CHARGES AS A COURTESY. AND WE STRESS AS A COURTESY. COLLECTOR MOTORS LLC WILL ASSIST YOU IN SECURING TRANSPORTATION UTILIZING OUR NETWORK OF SHIPPING COMPANIES WITH THE PROPER LICENSING & INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS. RATES WILL BE COMMERCIAL. SECURE & CLIMATE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT OR OPEN CARRIER. WE TAKE CARE OF THE SHIPPING WORRIES. AS A COURTESY TO YOU. TO MAKE YOUR PURCHASE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE. VEHICLE AND/OR TITLE WILL BE RELEASED OR SHIPPED ONLY AFTER ALL PAYMENTS HAVE CLEARED ALL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. TEXAS BANKING POLICIES PREVAIL. 20 DAY TEMPORARY TAG WILL BE ISSUED. AS A COURTESY. IF NEEDED. BUYER RESPONSIBLE TO KNOW THE DMV REGISTRATION POLICIES OF THEIR HOME STATE. AGREEMENT ON JURISDICTION TO DAMAGES BUYER & SELLER AGREE THAT ANY SUIT. CLAIM OR LEGAL PROCEEDINGS OF ANY NATURE BETWEEN THE PARTIES MUST BE FILED & PROSECUTED IN HARRIS COUNTY. TEXAS AND SHALL BE CONTROLLED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS THEN IN EFFECT. eBAY MEMBER "collector_motors" IS COLLECTOR MOTORS LLC. A LICENSED TEXAS DEALER. TRANSACTION WILL BE BETWEEN THE BUYER & COLLECTOR MOTORS LLC. DEPOSIT VIA PAYPAL PAY SECURELY WITH ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD CONVENIENT. FAST AND FREE SERVICE (FOR BUYER) HI BIDDER FORFEITS AUCTION IF NO RESPONSE AFTER 1 DAY NON-PAYING BIDDER NOTICE WILL BE FILED WITH EBAY

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