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Britain's most expensive car up for auction

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This 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato ‘2 VEV’ is expected to reach up to £15m at auction in Paris

Classic car fans should head to Paris for the sale of the most valuable British motor car ever to be offered at a European auction.

Worth as much as £15m, the 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato ‘2 VEV’ is an exceptionally rare car racing version of an already-rare sports car.

The model is one of just two lightweight cars optimised for competition.

James Knight, of auction house Bonhams motoring department explains the car's appeal: "It sort of epitomises everything that's so great about Britain - bespoke, handmade, beautiful quality - and then when you clothe the car in this Italian Zagato style, you get the best of both worlds."

The car was once driven by iconic British Formula 1 racing driver Jim Clark.

It is part of a wider retromobile exhibition in Paris bringing together over 600 cars.

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