A pair of these very-rare Aston Martin Zagato specials are set for RM Auctions big sale in Arizona Janaury 15th and 16th. Somewhat surprising? The cabrio is estimated to earn near $100,000 less than the coupe.
It looks like after this auction we’ll know the true value of the famous Zagato double bubble roof…. even if the Roadster is arguably more stylish with its flowing hardcover tonneau.
2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 by Zagato
15 – 16 January 2015
2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 by Zagato
$200,000 – $250,000
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