A pair of lovely Aston Martins signed by Zagato is about to hit the auction block.

Aston Martin and Zagato go a long way back as it was in the 1960s when the two joined forces for the first time to create the DB4 GTZ. Since then, a plethora of cars from Gaydon have received the Zagato treatment with the iconic “double-bubble” roof motif, including these two beauties.

First up, the 2012 V12 Zagato “No. Zero” powered by a 510-hp V12 5.9-liter engine was born to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the aforementioned DB4 GT Zagato. Based on the V12 Vantage, the limited-run edition was the result of investing a whopping 2,000 man hours into each aluminum-bodied car, which is actually five times more than the standard model. Only 65 units were ever made and this particular car, chassis number 31235, is a bit more special than the others as it came to life with input from Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman.

2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato No. Zero
2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato No. Zero

A unique touch would have to be the scarab beetle badge handmade from real beetle wings as a nod to Aston Martin’s original logo created in the 1920s. The bespoke badge has been requested by other customers, but AM and Zagato are saying it will never be made again. In addition, the car bears the name “No. Zero” denoted by an engine plaque and comes with a fancy key etched with the “Z” logo.

RM Sotheby’s estimates the 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato “No. Zero” will fetch anywhere between €625,000 and €675,000.

2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato
2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

As far as the other car is concerned, it’s a one-owner 2003 DB7 Zagato chassis number 700001 and the first of 99 units to ever be produced. It started off as a short-chassis DB7 GT and then travelled to Italy at Zagato’s factory where it received the signature roof and a sculpted rear window. Lurking behind that massive grille is a naturally-aspirated 5.9-liter V12 pushing out 440 horsepower through a six-speed manual gearbox. The hardware grants a sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in five seconds onto a top speed of more than 186 mph (300 kph).

Wearing a Nero Black exterior and a Claret Red leather interior, the DB7 Zagato was ordered with a plethora of goodies, including an upgraded sat-nav, heated windscreen, and a brushed aluminum trim instead of the standard wood finish.

The auction house estimates the 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato will go for anywhere between €350,000 and €400,000.

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RM Sotheby’s will have the two cars up for grabs on February 8 at an auction in Paris where the very first Porsche 911 Cabriolet will also be offered for an estimated €850,000 to €1 million.

Source: RM Sotheby’s

Photos: Tim Scott / RM Sotheby’s

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