Name: 1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Sanction III
Year(s) Produced: 1960-1963
Number Built: 2
Class: Grand tourer
Body Type: 2-door sports coupe
Engine: 3670 cc Straight 6, DOHC
Power: 314hp @ 5400 RPM
0-60mph: 6.0 seconds
Top Speed: 150 mph
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Wheelbase: 93.0 in.
Length/Width/Height: 168 in./ 61.3 in./50 in
Base Price: (?)
Highest Price: US$1.78 million
$35 million worth of classic cars took to the streets of a night time London in a film which highlights their enduringly beautiful design. Titled ‘Icons of the Road’, the short film features the likes of Aston Martin, Ferrari , Porsche , Jaguar – the most desirable (and expensive) classic cars ever brought together under one film. With a total price tag of $35 million, it’s worth a second look.
Perhaps reminiscent of Disney Pixar’s highly celebrated ‘Cars’, this film created for specialist dealers Hexagon in London, features these classics cruising the night time scene along the streets of London driving autonomously.
All of the cars in the short film come from Hexagon’s stock of classics – an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Sanction III, an ex-Sir Stirling Moss DB4 GT Lightweight, a Ferrari 250 GT California Spider, a Porsche 356 Speedster and a Series 1 Jaguar E-type Roadster. Aptly titled as ‘Icons of the Roads’, the film was produced to mark and celebrate the start of building work of Hexagon’s new north London showroom.
Filmed for several nights along the famous streets of London, the four-wheel stars of the film find themselves driving around the capital, cruising past some of its most famous landmarks and picking up sighs of admiration from pedestrians and other motorists. The story ends with the cars coming gathering together at Hexagon’s new London site in Great North Road, East Finchley. Post production state-of-the-art techniques have been used to remove the drivers from these vehicles so that they seem to be independently slipping around the city streets at night time.
Hexagon chairman Paul Michaels said: “We commissioned Icons of the Road because we wanted to celebrate classic cars in a way that no-one has done before.
“The film is all about the cars – not who is driving them. It’s an amusing story about how cars relate to each other, which we hope everyone can enjoy.
“We wanted to do something outstanding and unusual, something that would show just how serious and ambitious we are. Our plans for The Hexagon are just that.
“It will be a real destination and a true lifestyle experience, a place where you can enjoy the finest coffee, the finest food – and indulge your love of the finest cars too.”
Watch this video of these ‘autonomous’ classics and tell us what you think.