1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato recreation. Images via eBay Motors.
You can buy just about anything on the Internet. From bacon-flavored candy to space rocks, technology has made the world more accessible for those with money to burn. For those with mountains of money to burn, there are opportunities like this 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato--even though it's not, strictly speaking, authentic.
Originally sold in 1969 in Paris, this DB4 GT bears chassis #101, and the auction includes a copy of the original build sheet and registry book. It was originally painted sea green with off-white leather interior. It remained in this configuration until 2005, when a Houston car collector acquired the then-engineless car.
It was then sent to Newport Pagnell, England, for a complete custom treatment, including Zagato coachwork and a new aluminum body, a supercharged engine and a five-speed Getrag transmission out of an Alfred Dunhill Edition DB7, plus numerous custom parts substituted or added. The entire project was built without any apparent budget limit, and though it's not one of the original 19 Zagato DB4 GTs built, it's even more exclusive.
1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato recreation. Images via eBay Motors.Enlarge Photo
As a result, you get the product you see here: a flawless, stunning, and inimitable interpretation of vintage Aston Martin excellence. And a $1.2 million price tag.
For more details and photos than you can imagine, see the links toward the bottom of the eBay Motors listing.