Britain's most expensive car up for auction

Britain's most expensive car up for auction
By Euronews

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.