The parade of ultra-limited Aston Martin reveals continues, as Zagato recently debuted its one-off Virage Shooting Brake. Built for a customer in Europe, the sleek, hatch-equipped two-door is yet another wagon-like vehicle you can’t have. The model coincides with the design house’s 95th anniversary, and follows the Lamborghini 5-95 as the second car Zagato has debuted in 2014. The car was commissioned by a European client who wanted a modern collectible. The shooting brake design draws on both Zagato’s and Aston Martin’s heritage. Aston Martin first offered the body style beginning in the early ’90s, though custom coachbuilders had been modifying examples of the DB5, DB6, and DBS since the ’60s. In 1995, Zagato introduced its Mercedes-Benz S600 V12 Shooting Brake. Zagato didn’t give us any clear shots of the front end, but what we can see looks similar to the nose of the four-door Aston Martin Lagonda. Zagato says it drew inspiration from the … [Read more...] about Zagato Debuts One-Off Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake
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It’s a question TG has often asked itself: if Sean Connery’s James Bond had grown bored of shooting baddies in the face, and instead settled down with a wife, a couple of kids and a dachshund, what would he have driven? Here, surely, is the answer. This is the Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake, and it’s coming up for sale. For more pics and info, visit ddclassics.com TG drives a Vanquish in the Lord Mayor’s Parade 150 Aston Martins rumble into London TG chats to Aston design chief … [Read more...] about Buy an Aston DB6 Shooting Brake
For Zagato, 2014 is a very important year. It commemorates 95 years of continuous activity, innovative design and three generations of Zagato family leadership. Following the world debut of the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, Zagato Atelier continues celebrating its 95th anniversary with the grand debut of the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato at the Chantilly Art & Elegance. This mark’s Zagato’s second world premiere in 2014. This one-of-a-kind car was commissioned by a European client who desired an atelier-level, collectible modern car. This project signifies: A bespoke Zagato design for an elite Aston Martin model with cutting-edge styling cues; It pays homage to Zagato’s artistic, Italian coachbuilding tradition on the canvas of a shooting brake body shape; The completion of the Aston Martin-Zagato centennial trilogy, which started in 2013 with the highly-acclaimed DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial and DB9 … [Read more...] about 2014 Zagato Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake
► The top lots from the Aston Martin Sale ► From brutal twin-supercharged Vantage… ► … to delicate DB2/4 Drophead CoupeIf you’re looking for an owner’s manual for your DB5, or a barn-find Aston Martin to restore, where do you head? You could trawl the internet, get on the phone to the specialists or traipse around countless autojumbles.Or, alternatively, you could attend the annual Aston Martin sale. It’s hosted at the company’s Works facility in Newport Pagnell, and auctioneers Bonhams carry out the sale of countless Aston-related lots.From complete restoration projects through to pin-sharp examples, and everything in between, numerous cars are offered. As it’s hosted by Aston and Bonhams, the auction also tends to attract some of the most desirable and attractive lots – as well as countless items of memorabilia, including signed Bond posters, … [Read more...] about The CAR Top 10: stars of the 2016 Aston Martin sale
The most popular James Bond car ever, a silver Aston Martin DB5, was equipped with a number of gadgets including an ejection seat, smoke screens, and machine guns. As a man who plays as hard as he works, however, Bond might have been better served by a car with a little more cargo room for, you know, lady friends and stuff.This 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake sounds like it could’ve done the trick, were it not a few years too young for Bond’s DB5’s onscreen debut in 1964.Shortly after the DB5’s launch, David Brown, chairman of Aston Martin, wanted a vehicle he could use to transport his dogs around the countryside. The resulting DB5 Shooting Brake was well received by Brown’s friends and a limited number were put into production. The first 12 examples were built on DB5 platforms and the last six using DB6s. The custom body’s manufacturing was outsourced, with most being built by London coachbuilder Harold Radford and the remaining few by FLM … [Read more...] about Why Didn’t Q Order James Bond a Shooting Brake, Like This One?