Chassis Number: DB4/818/L Engine Number: 370/791 UK Registration Number: TBA Date of first reg: 29th November 1961 Exterior colour: Aegean Blue Hood: Interior colour: Black Leather Current Odometer reading: 71300 km Mileage Warranty: Steering: Left Transmission: Manual Options: Chrome Wire Wheels Background Background: When the single pale primrose DB4 was launched at the Paris Salon in October 1958, Marcel Blondeau, the French distributor for Aston Martin approached John Wyer on the stand with tears in his eyes “This is not a car, it is a folly, but I can sell as many as you can supply.” With a top speed of 140 mph, it was one of the fastest four seaters in the world and was on a par with the best of Italian Grand Turismos. Not wholly surprising, given the decision to have this distillation of years of Feltham ideas designed by Touring of Milan using their “Superleggera” system. The body consisted entirely of aluminium mounted on a trellis of small diameter steel tubes welded together. Body panels were attached to the trellis and clinched around angle plates which were welded to the members with graphite pads. Items like windscreen, rear window frames an angle sections for the doo
Variant name:SPORTS COUPE , Styled by the internationally acclaimed Italian design house ‘Carrozzeria Touring' of Milan, the DB4 was the first Aston Martin to be constructed using the design and construction methods developed by the Milanese and known as Superleggera, or translated, Superlight. An instant success after first being shown to the public in 1958, the DB4 was continually developed through 5 series, before production ceased at the end 1963 when, the immortal but larger and heavier, DB5 entered production. This Series I example, attractively finished in its original colours of Cardinal Grey with Bordeaux hides, is equipped with the signature frameless side windows and front opening bonnet, unique to the early cars and as originally penned and specified by Touring. Meticulously restored over several years and completed in 2014 the car has covered some 4,500 miles, since. All restoration works have been carried out by the most highly respected marque experts and Aston Martin Heritage specialists, to the highest standards. A matching numbers example fitted with its original 3.7 litre engine, rebuilt with new ‘fast road’ specification, internal components. We are delighted to be offering this exceptional and attractive DB4, in its earliest and purest form. Simply one of the very best and authentically restored. A substantial and detailed history file accompanies the car, including restoration photographs, invoices, factory build records and previous MOT certificates.
Year of construction 1961 color silber leather rot fully restored Factory Left-Hand-Drive Example part of a well known Aston Martin collection matching numbers price auf Anfrage EUR
Designed by Alex Issigonis in 1959, a new concept in car design was born. With a monocoque shell, transversely mounted engine and front wheel drive, the new 'Mini', as it was commonly known, soon became popular across a broad spectrum of the population. The potential for competition use was soon seen by John Cooper and although Alex Issigonis was less keen, BMC were finally persuaded by John Cooper and the two worked together in culminating the birth of the Austin Mini Cooper and the Morris Mini Cooper in 1961. The S had a 1071cc engine with a strengthened bottom end to allow for further tuning. Victories in the 1964, 1965 and 1967 Monte Carlo Rallies set the Mini on the road to fame but probably the greatest publicity was gained from their (somewhat unfair) disqualification for lighting irregularities in the 1966 event after coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This Morris Mini Cooper was manufactured in 1963 but was not registered in the UK until 1965; the first owner, an army officer exported the car during his posting to Germany. This Mini started as a standard 850cc Mk. I but the previous owners, who purchased the Mini 40 years ago, converted the car to 997cc Cooper specification using
The Cortina was Ford's mass-market compact car and sold extremely well. It was produced in five generations, the Mk. I through to the Mk. V although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80. With variants of the Cortina reaching sales of over one million, each successive model proved more popular than its predecessor. Such was its fame in the UK, that the BBC Two documentary seriesArenaonce devoted an entire programme to the car and its enthusiasts. In response to the huge success of the Mini, Ford responded not with a small car but with a larger family offering which they could sell in large numbers. The result was the Cortina; a distinctively styled car aimed at buyers of the Morris Oxford and Vauxhall Victor, launched on 20th September 1962. With eye-catching modern styling, it was originally branded as the Consul Cortina until a modest facelift in 1964, after which, it was sold simply as the Cortina but with four trim levels; Standard, Deluxe, Super and GT. This concours winning Cortina is astonishing for a number of reasons; she has only had two owners in her 53 years on the road, both of whom seem to have an obsession in how the car has to be looked after, secondly t
Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MGB would turn out to be one of the most successful sports cars of all time. Attractively styled, cheap to run and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the 'B' carried on MG's traditional role of providing affordable, sports car motoring for the ordinary enthusiast. The MGB was mechanically similar to the preceding MGA, though with heavier, unitary construction bodyshell. To compensate for the newcomer's increased weight the existing B-Series engine was stretched from 1,622 to 1,798cc, while the MGB's aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the maximum available 95bhp to achieve a top speed which just bested the magic 'ton'. A 'right first time' design that changed little over the years apart from the adoption of a more robust five-main-bearing engine in 1965 (fitted from the start of GT production that autumn) a minor facelift for 1970 and the adoption of plastic bumpers (to comply with US legislation) for 1975, the 'B' enjoyed an 18-year production life and sales totalling in excess of 500,000 cars. Its popularity remaining undiminished today, the classic MGB is one of the easiest sports cars of its era to run and
We are pleased to offer this delightful Austin Healey 3000 BJ7 built to represent the works Healey of 1964. Imported from the USA in 1990, EBW 195B has since undergone extensive restoration works over an 18 year period; works that still exude a quality today. In fact, it is rarely seen with such a motor car, that it displays a character and a patina often missed with the overly glitzy restorations often seen today. Thankfully, EBW 195B still retains the lefthand drive format it started life with. The British Motoring Heritage Trust Certificate states that this big Healey was manufactured between 27 th and 28 th June 1963 and was dispatched to the USA on the 22 nd July of that year. The certificate also confirms that the Healey was dispatched with wire wheels, overdrive, a heater, an adjustable steering column, tonneau cover, whitewall tyres and a laminated windscreen. The Guards red coachwork is in excellent order throughout with the standard continuing on the undersides. Of note are the panel gaps, a detail that is difficult to get right with restorations of motor cars of this construction. The front wings have the addition of the works style vents and what really sets this Healey
The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965. The MGB was a relatively modern design at the time of its introduction utilising a monocoque structure instead of the traditional 'body-on-frame' construction used on both the MGA and MGT types. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind-up windows were standard and a comfortable driver's compartment offered plenty of legroom. The MGB's performance was considered brisk at the time of its introduction, with a 0-60mph time of just over 11 seconds aided by the relatively light weight of the car. Handling was certainly one of the MGB's strong points. After purchase by the previous vendor in June 1985, this early MGB was fully restored and finally completed in 1992. Over the last 24 years, it has covered an average of 750 miles per year with receipts for over £32,000 spent in this period. A full photographic record exists with the comprehensive history fie as well as receipts and copies of every registration document ever issued to the car. An early pull-handle roadster is particularly interesting
-Elegant Series II model -Totally restored by AM Heritage specialists -Original Colour combination of Deep Carriage Green with Off White hides -Matching numbers -Concours standard Born on the 10th June 1960 and delivered via Brooklands of Bond Street, London to Lord Howard the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire. Chassis DB4/342/R finished in Deep Carriage Green with Connolly VM.3323 Off White hides, arrived in time for Lord Howard’s planned European tour of some 4,000 miles, with his new bride. Re-born in 2016, via Aston Martin Heritage restorers, chassis DB4/342/R is now available to be enjoyed and admired over the next 50 years. Completed in original livery, this exceptional Series II example, arguably the prettiest of the 5 DB4 series, has received a highly detailed and quite superb total restoration, completed this year.
Variant: Series II We are delighted to offer this beautiful Aston Martin DB4, immaculately finished in RSW Green with Tan full leather interior. The car was originally supplied by OKE Bros Ltd of Kingsbridge, Devon to Mrs Mary Crook in February 1961. The car then passed to Mr Charles N Hill of Sidmouth in April 1965. The third owner was Mr Colin Bond, who purchased the car in November 1966 and he registered it to his company Thompson Bros Ltd of Bridgewater in Somerset. The mileage at this time was 28,700 miles and Mr Bond managed to drive the car for a little over 6 years until poor health caused him to put the car into storage for almost 10 years. In 1981 the car was fully serviced and made ready for the road again, now showing 57,213 miles however, she only travelled a further 55 miles that year before being placed back into storage. In 1982 the car passed onto Mr Colin Bond's son and it remained in storage until February 1998, when it was then sold to its last keeper, who by chance had actually known the car and its previous owner since 1966. From 1999 until 2002 the car had been subject to a detailed restoration. The full bodywork restoration was carried out by Bodylines Specialist Panel Beaters and Spray Tec Restorations Ltd, with Motorman Engineering tackling the full detailing restoration. The engine was rebuilt to a 4.2 litre unleaded specification, complete with vantage cams. The original SU Carburettors were retained in order to maintain the original standard look. Other works which had been carried out include a full flow oil cooler and electric radiator fan, which have been hidden from view. The suspension has been uprated with new springs, a thicker anti roll bar and Koni shock absorbers to the front. A high ratio back axle with Powerlock limited slip differential has also been fitted. The front brakes have been uprated and new Borrani wire wheels fitted, complete with spinners (an original option from new). The entire restoration has kept originality coupled with practicality at the forefront of its mind. Any upgrades to the original specification have simply been to improve the comfort and drivability of the car, without altering the iconic features and stunning characteristics. In 2004, thanks to the absolutely superb restoration, this car won 1st place in the Elite Class at the Aston Martin Owners Club Concours, held at Woburn Abbey.
Originally delivered under registration plate 5678 JW to Mr J H Kartz of Benson Bond Ltd, Erdington 19th May 1961 as Caribbean Blue trimmed in white gold Connolly hide with extras listed as chrome wheels and overdrive. Duplicate buff log book shows it moving from the Midlands to Gordon James Withers in Putney, London in 1966, then in the 1980s had a brief spell in Ontario, before returning to the UK in 1989. In 2000 Aston specialist Johnathan M Wardle in Staffordshire was commissioned to rebuild the engine, gearbox and braking systems with detailed invoices totalling £30k. With only 1,110 DB4s manufactured across all 5 series, prices of DB4s are going skywards, we are delighted to offer this most useable series 3 DB4. Two large history files from its last owner of 20 years, show extensive mechanical attention. With options to drive or improve, this great driving Aston certainly represents investment with prices of restored cars in excess of £500k.
The first prototype of the Giulietta SS was presented in 1957 at the Turin Motor Show. After two more prototypes were presented in car shows, the official presentation of the production version for the press was on the 24th June 1959 on the Monza race track. The bigger engined 1.6 litre Giulia series replaced the Giulietta and was introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show. As Giulietta is the diminutive for Giulia in Italian, the new Giulia name was a wordplay hinting that the new car was a grown-up version of the Giulietta. In spite of a Giulia SS prototype, Alfa Romeo decided to retain the Giulietta-shaped SS in production. The 1,570cc engine made up to 200km/h (120mph) possible. The 1,570cc engine with Weber 40 DCOE2 carburettors was taken from Giulia Sprint Veloce and delivered 112 hp (84 kW) of power. Production ended in 1965, with a last single Sprint Speciale completed in 1966. Only 1,366 examples of the Giulia Sprint Speciale were built, this however is a particularly rare motor car as it is 1 of only 25 righthand drive examples produced. Delivered new to England, it still retains the original registration plate, first designated to the car on the 22nd January 1963. The acco
This impressive Sunbeam Alpine Series 3 has lead an interesting and eclectic existence from road car specification, to race and now to fast road specification. A rare hard top GT with an even rarer soft top, this example was first restored in 1989 for classic racing and hill climbs to an extremely good standard and has been an ongoing labour of love ever since. Most recently, it was purchased from a former track racer, who in his seven years ownership race prepared this alpine, attended and raced at meetings across Europe with a degree of success. In order to be competitive, a race prepared 1725cc Coltec Engine with twin 40 Webers combined with a 4 speed Gearbox and 3/4 overdrive was prepared along with up rated suspension, brakes and steering. Since its purchase, the current vendor has returned the car to the road. Mechanically, the suspension brakes and steering have been checked and reset due to previous use on the track. The head has been re-skimmed and a new gasket set has been fitted, combined with new plugs suitable for the road, as originally hot running plugs were used. Finally, the tappets have been reset and the engine tuned. In the vendor's own words, "This Alpine goes
Introduced in 3.8 litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. While, inevitably, the car's stupendous straight-line performance and gorgeous looks grabbed the headlines, there was a lot more to the E-Type beneath the skin. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type and, indeed, the E-Type would be one of the last great sports cars developed directly from a successful competition ancestor. Just as in the D-Type, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. With a claimed 265 horsepower on tap, the E-Type's performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed around 500lb less than the XK150 and, secondly, because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. This exquisite Series I roadster was dispatched in June 1963 with the first owner a Mr. J. Field of Iowa with the subsequent owners
The replacement for the DB2 was first considered in 1955 and was a long time coming. Several ideas were considered for the body design but eventually Aston Martin turned to the ‘Touring Company of Milan’ after their collaboration with the DB2/4 Spyders. The ‘Superleggera’ principle of light alloy bodywork supported by a cage of steel tubes utilised by Touring needed a strong rigid chassis which the DB2 set up did not have. So a new chassis was designed by Harold Beach, and due to time constraints was probably heavier and stronger than it needed to be, but as testament to his design this chassis changed very little until the advent of the Virage! The all new engine was designed in house by gifted Polish engineer Tadek Marek who had arrived at Feltham from Austin in 1954 as Chief Designer. The engine was a 3.7 litre, 240 bhp, six cylinder twin overhead cam all alloy design which went on to power Aston Martin cars for the next 20years! So the DB4 arrived in 1958 and became for many the definitive road going post war Aston Martin, strong fast and manoeuvrable it set the bench mark for the models that followed. This 1961 Series 3 car, Chassis DB4/666/R, was first registered in June 1961
The DB4 was launched in October 1958 as the replacement to the successful DB2 and DB MKIII. However the new car owed nothing to its predecessor, being built with a new chassis courtesy of Harold Beach, body design by ‘Touring’ of Milan and a brand new 6 cylinder engine designed by Aston Martin’s talented Polish engineer, Tadek Marek. The DB4 evolved over time with many improvements until its final iteration, the series 5, was introduced in September 1962. The series 5 cars were increased in length by 3”, had faired-in headlamps, modified brakes, GT instruments, overdrive as standard and of course offered with the option of the more powerful Vanatge engine. Only 90 series 5 Vantage cars were built before production started on the almost indistinguishable DB5 in July 1963. This DB4 Series 5 Vantage was first registered in December 1962 by Callanders Garages Glasgow to a Mr Godfrey Scarth from Aberfoyle Perthshire. The factory specification was Desert White with Black Connolly as you see it today. Mr Scarth kept a meticulous log book of every single maintenance event undertaken on the car until the point he sold it in 1985. Subsequent owners continued with this log along with many inv
Finished in Original Factory Order of Desert White with Original Black Hide. A very rare Series. V. Vantage. 1 of only 43 built. Matching Numbers Car. Extensive History File.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 This Spray-Tec DB4 GT specification re-build is based on an original matching numbers DB4 Series 5 Vantage that underwent a comprehensive body off 4 year restoration. Spray-Tec stripped the body and chassis and completed a bare metal re-spray in Aston Martin Black Pearl, chassis & body modification duties were given to Bodylines who created new panels by hand and shortened the chassis to GT specification. RS Williams rebuilt the engine to high torque road/touring specification the engine now produces in excess of 410bhp (standard GT 302bhp). With fully rebuilt drivetrain and soft Tan hide interior makes for a perfect GT/touring car. Having covered less than 6,000 miles since completion in 2007 with recent further detailing and re-fresh, this is an exacting re-build to DB4 GT specification by the world’s leading DB4 GT restoration companies. Sale Includes comprehensive history files with restoration photographic record and restoration invoices. Please contact us for further details.
This particular DB4 is on the market for the first time in in nearly 40 years, with the previous owner, Mr D Banton, having bought the car in December of 1976 and is currently undergoing a complete restoration with ourselves. DB4/449/R was first registered on the 17th November 1960 where it was sold to a Mrs N Cotton of Bournemouth, then sold to a Mr S Dicks of London in 1965, whereupon it was sold to Mr Richard Butt of Grays who subsequently sold it to his brother, a Mr (Roger) Butt who kept the car until 1976. Mr D Banton used the car regaularly in and around London and perhaps more fitting for a car of this style, slightly further afield with trips across Europe to the French Alps for skiing holidays. In 1983 Mr D Banton sent the car for a full bare metal respray, keeping the original colour of Dubonnet Red. Other work includes receipts in the history file dating back to 1976 with hand written invoices from Ian Moss, Aston Martin specialists. Further maintenance was carried out in the late 70's with bills from Aston Martin and Aston specialist Hyde Vale and later in 1996 with Ian Moss once again. Also in the history file is a copy of the buff log book, handbook and a copy of the
--Fiesta Red with Fawn leather interior and Tan carpeting, 55,000 miles from new, Older Restored, Left hand drive, 4-speed David Brown gearbox Rare factory overdrive, Chrome wire wheels. This Series 4 DB4 was originally ordered for the United States market and delivered to its first registered owner, Mr. K. Venturi, Hillsborough, California. Much of its early history is unknown. It is however in the AMOC Registry as having been in the USA until 1992 when it was sold and exported to Germany. While in Germany it was treated to a sympathetic cosmetic restoration as well as a mechanical overhaul. It was then enjoyed for several years in its German ownership prior to being sold to a Japanese collector in 1996. Since being owned and housed in Japan, this DB4 has taken part in several events with the Japanese region of the Aston Martin Owners Club. It has been serviced by well-known Japanese Aston Martin restoration experts to ensure it remains in absolutely exceptional condition throughout. Most recently, this DB4 enjoyed several vintage road rallys having taken place in the Rally Nippon in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 where it performed flawlessly and along side a rare DB4 Series V Vantage
1960; Bordeaux Red with Black Leather Interior; Chassis No: DB4/474/R; Copy of original Aston Martin Build Sheet; a really Good Genuine Matching Numbers Example having been owned by an Aston Martin Owners Club Member for the last 5 years and by a Collector for around fourteen years prior to that. More history details to follow shortly. Pls call with your enquiries & to make an appointment to view - 020 8418 9191 or 07836 522234. Located: Loughton, Essex - 10 mins from M25 Jnc 26
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