Ferrari had Pininfarina, and Aston Martin had Zagato, at least for a small number of very limited-edition models. The first was in 1961, the DB4 GT Zagato, with just 19 made. One of those sold for $9.5M a few years ago. The most ambitions collaboration between the British automaker and Italian designer/coachbuilder was a quartet of special bodies built around the second-generation V12-powered Vanquish model from 2017-2019. RM Sotheby’s 2024 Phoenix, Arizona auction is offering #33 of the 99 Vanquish Zagato coupes built, with an estimated selling price of $600K-$650K.
With Aston Martin confirming plans to re-establish the Lagonda marque by the end of the decade, and also confirming that one can now order the $1 million+ Lagonda Taraf sedan in the U.S., it’s worth taking a look at the Aston Martin-built sedans that have worn this badge.