Aston Martin and Zagato – this partnership has been formed for around 60 years, and when the two names are put together it signifies something special. While the latest collaboration, the DBS GT Zagato, may be difficult to bag as it’s limited to 19 examples worldwide, A rare 1986 Aston Martin V8 Zagato prototype is currently available in the market.
Chassis 20011 was one of the three prototype V8 Zagatos built before the final 50 production coupes, and was one of the two with right-hand drive and an integral roll bar. The limited model has a lighter weight, shorter wheelbase and no rear seats, and this particular prototype was fitted with a 432 bhp motor that allowed it to achieve a 0-60mph time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 186mph in 1986.
Chassis 20011 was originally owned by legend Aston Martin collector Wensley Hayden-Baillie. The current owner had it for 20 years, and oversaw a four-year restoration before showcasing it at the Concorso Elegeanza Vill d’Este at Lake Como in 2016. Now finished in Gladiator Red with black leather interior, the prototype comes with all the original manuals and documents, but most interestingly factory memos about how this special built come to life.