|Power||240bhp @ 5500rpm|
|Torque||240lb ft @ 4250rpm|
|Price when new||£3980|
1 OF 45 ORIGINAL LEFT HAND DRIVE Brand Aston Martin Type DB4 Color Silver Interior Red Year of build 1961 Price € 685.000,- ASTON MARTIN DB4 1 of only 45 original left hand drive series II Aston Martin DB4’s. Newly delivered to fanatic race driver Resprayed in attractive James Bond color scheme When it was first unveiled, the Aston Martin’s DB4 was a tremendous step forward for the firm, and represented a technologically and aesthetically impressive car that has now reached cult status for collectors and casual enthusiasts alike. Much of this has been fueled by the substantially similar DB5’s association with James Bond, but many seasoned collectors prefer the compact dimensions and purity of the early DB4. From a technological standpoint, the car was quite impressive, with an all new 3.7 liter twin-cam inline-6, disc brakes all round, and rack and pinion steering. The bodywork, by Touring of Milan, is achingly gorgeous, and constructed in their famous Superleggera style of aluminum skin wrapped around small tubes. ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE This example, is one of only forty-five left-hand-drive Series II DB4s recorded in the 2005 Aston Martin Owners Club Register. The Aston was
1 OF ONLY 17 ORIGINAL LEFT HAND DRIVE EXAMPLES Brand Aston Martin Type DB4 series V Color Shadow Grey Interior Black Year of build 1963 Price Price On Request ASTON MARTIN DB4 One of only 17 left hand drive Series 5 examples Benefitting from a body restoration Superb and original (James Bond) color combination Ordered new with unique features such as electrical windows and side window vents. ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE This specific Aston Martin DB4 is very rare being an ORIGINAL Left Hand Drive example from the last series of the DB4 built. Amongst this rarity, the car is fitted since new with features which were later fitted on the Aston Martin DB5. Examples of these features are: Electric Windows as well as a heated rear screen and side window vents. The Aston has been newly delivered to a gentlemen named Mr. Rossi in Barcelona, Spain. It was delivered new in Shadow Grey with a black interior, which is still the color combination of this DB4. All optional details are still in the car including the Motorola 808 radio as well as the 2 wing mirrors. CONDITION EXTERIOR When driving this Aston Martin, the reactions are fantastic. It seems as everybody becomes a classic car enthusiast
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Just arrived, a very rare 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage Convertible with the very desirable Special Series engine. In September 1962 Aston Martin introduced the final version of the DB4, which was designated the DB4 Series V (Five) and featured a number of changes over previous versions including recessed three piece tail lights, a taller and longer body to provide more interior space and slightly smaller wheels, which kept the overall height the same. The front of many Series V cars had the same aerodynamic design with closed-in headlights as that already used on the DB4 GT, a style that was later carried over to the DB5, but a number retained the open headlight styling of the earlier series cars. Of the 1,110 DB4’s constructed, only 70 were convertibles, and just 14 were constructed as Vantage specification. Originally finished in Fiesta Red with fawn Connolly hide trim this right hand drive DB4 was specified with chrome wheels and a Motorola radio and Special Series Vantage engine upgrade. Displayed on the Aston Martin stand at the 1962 Earls Court Motor Show, the car was sold new to Fendar Limited of Old Bond Street, London W
Engine Size 3.7l Mileage 67,900 miles Previous Owners 3 Bodystyle Coupe Seats 4 Transmission Manual Exterior Colour Imperial Blue Interior Trim Red True to the original designer’s pen, the Series I DB4 represents the very first, of a long line of iconic and highly successful 1960s DBs. Adulterated thereafter on account of growing families and increasingly, higher performance early Series I DB4s are identifiable in having rear hinged opening bonnets and frameless side windows. With the Superleggera construction, the Series I cars weighed in at just over 1,300 kilos. Of the 149 Series I cars built, this delightful matching numbers example has been extensively mechanically overhauled over the last 13 years. During this period, the car has been frequently driven and shown at various classic events. The foundations and integrity of its current condition and believed low mileage of just 67,900 miles, is rare to find and could only be improved with some sympathetic cosmetic refurbishment. Originally finished in Snow Shadow Grey with Burgundy hides this pleasing Series I DB4 has the hallmark of originality, lost on later series cars and overly restored examples. Supplied with a history fil
Engine Size 3.7l Mileage 14,800 miles Previous Owners 6 Bodystyle Convertible Seats 4 Transmission Manual Exterior Colour Caribbean Pearl Interior Trim Navy Blue The car we are delighted to offer, Chassis Number 1076/R is a series 4 example from the first batch produced. Completed in October 1962 and delivered via Aston Martin Agents, Brooklands of Bond Street, in January 1963 to renowned socialite, Sir William Piggot-Brown. Finished in Caribbean Pearl with dark Blue VM.3282 interior hides, with matching hood and carpets. Fitted with Overdrive transmission and oil cooler. First changing hands in 1970, just 4 subsequent long term owners have since enjoyed and carefully maintained this very rare car. Upgraded to Special Series engine specifications in the 1980s, major restorative works carried out on 1076/R between 1999 and 2002, have included a chassis and body restoration, a bare metal repaint and rebuilds to the engine, gearbox, suspension & brakes, electrics and chrome plating where necessary. Additionally a body coloured, pre fitted and restored factory hardtop is supplied with the car. All restoration works have been carried out by highly respected Aston Martin specialists. Mor
Engine Size 3.7l Mileage 56,800 miles Previous Owners 1 Bodystyle Coupe Seats 2 Transmission Manual Exterior Colour Snow Shadow Grey Interior Trim Red Elegantly finished in Snow Shadow Grey, this delightful and restored 1961 Series III DB4 is one of just 164 of the series built. Delivered via agents Brooklands of Bond Street, the car found its way into the ownership of one Mr Marsh in 1962 and in 1967 was sold to South Africa where the car remained until 1987. Tracked down, the car was purchased and repatriated to the UK, by Mr Marsh’s son, Geoffrey. Well know in Aston Martin circles, Geoffrey Marsh oversaw the highly successful Marsh Plant stable of racing Aston Martins, employing the services of amongst others, the late great Gerry Marshall. Mercifully this car remained part of Mr Marsh’s road car collection and was never used in competition. Changing hands in 2009, the car has subsequently benefitted from a full chassis and body restoration by highly respected Aston Martin Heritage agents and was completed in 2013. Post restoration, servicing and maintenance have been meticulously carried out by Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell on an annual basis. Supplied with a substantia
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Just arrived a very rare 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V saloon with the very desirable Special Series engine. In September 1962 Aston Martin introduced the final version of the DB4, which was designated the DB4 Series V (Five) and featured a number of changes over previous versions including recessed three piece tail lights, a taller and longer body to provide more interior space and slightly smaller wheels, which kept the overall height the same. The front of many Series V cars had the same aerodynamic design with closed-in headlights as that already used on the DB4 GT, a style that was later carried over to the DB5, but a number retained the open headlight styling of the earlier series cars. In total only 50 DB4 Series V saloons were built between 1962 and 1963 with open headlights and of these only 16 were finished in RHD with the very desirable SS or Special Series engine, which was fitted to these cars as an optional extra (as opposed to being standard on the Vantage closed headlight cars). This SS engine featured three HD8 SU carburetors and a revised cylinder head, which combined to give an increased power output of 266bhp. The car
--Goodwood Green with Tan leather interior and Beige carpeting, 4-speed David Brown gearbox, Original Left-Hand Drive specification, Matching #’s, Older Restored-Excellent throughout, cosmetically, mechanically and structurally. This DB4 Coupe has been well-known to Autosport Designs throughout the years. Although never having maintained this DB4 until recently, we have always been contacted by previous owners, we have sold parts to help with the maintenance and restoration over the years. In the most recent past, this DB4 has had much mechanical work and maintenance by a well-known Connecticut based Rolls Royce-Bentley specialist. In its most recent ownership it has been housed in a Long Island-New York collection, maintained properly and used for the Spring, Summer and Fall season in and around East Hampton, NY. This DB4 Series II is original left-hand drive from the factory and One of only 165 Series III DB4’s built. It was originally sold by the factory and delivered directly to U.S. diplomat Henry L.T. Koren, Washington, D.C. Mr. Koren was the Director of the Office of Southeast Asian Affairs at this time in the early 1960s and would continue a career with positions as Ambassa
DB4 series 2 coupe Year 1961 Engine size 3800 Doors 2 Colour Silver Interior Navy Bkue print this Ref: 00531
Description This particular DB4 Series 2 is on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years, with the previous owner, Mr D Banton, having bought the car in December of 1976 and has just undergone a complete restoration through 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 regularly 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 an
Chassis No: DB4/1119/R Engine 370/1074/SS ] The Aston Martin DB4 was produced between October 1958 and June 1963. It featured highly evocative coachwork, designed by Touring of Milan using their “Superleggera” system of alloy panels fixed to a tubular frame. The new engine was an all alloy, twin overhead camshaft, six cylinder unit of 3.7 litres. The DB4 evolved through five ‘Series’ as developments were introduced. This car is a rare and beautiful example of the ultimate specification; an original right hand drive ‘Series V’ Vantage and is correctly finished in its original colours of ‘Fiesta Red’ with fawn leather to the interior. The up-rated Vantage engine specification had been introduced as an optional extra in 1961. This car therefore benefits from three SU HD8 carburettors, 9:1 compression ratio and larger valves producing 266 bhp at 5,750 rpm. In addition the car was fitted from new with an oil cooler, which was another optional extra and a high-ratio back axle. This Aston Martin DB4 has an impressive mechanical specification and this is complemented by the styling improvements that had been introduced for the ‘Series V’ which principally were covered headlamps and the DB4
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
Registration: TBA Chassis No: DB4GT/0158/R Engine No: 370/0145/GT Aston Martin were very aware that the benefits of their success on the race track were far greater than the costs of taking part and had a significant effect on sales and the public perception of the brand. The DB4, their new model for 1958, was a great success featuring the Tadek Marek all alloy engine and iconic coachwork by Touring, but the design team knew it was not really a high performance sports racer and were working on the ‘GT’ before the DB4 had entered production. To achieve the performance they were looking for the car needed to be lighter. This was principally achieved by shortening the wheelbase by 5 inches and making the body out of lightweight 18 gauge magnesium alloy as opposed to the weightier 16 gauge aluminium used for the DB4. Weight was shed wherever possible and accordingly the car had no rear seats, bumpers without over-riders and Borrani wheels. The weight saving was 185lbs and the car was also fitted with disc brakes all round, Perspex covers to the headlights and a large bonnet air-intake and another below the grill to service the oil cooler. The engine was uprated and notably fitted with
Registration No: FAS 302 Chassis No: DB4/272/R Aston Martin had all but withdrawn from racing by 1960; they had won Le Mans and the Constructor’s Championship in 1959 and felt that they could rest on their laurels. However, it quickly dawned on them that the benefits of their success on the track were far greater than the costs of taking part and had a significant effect on sales. Accordingly, shortly after the launch of the DB4 GT it was decided to get back into racing. They found the competition had grown even more formidable and they needed a faster, lighter and more competitive car. Initially Aston Martin approached Touring to see if they could come up with a new design, but their preferred coachbuilder already had its hands full with its own high volume work. However they introduced Aston Martin to the local firm of Zagato, a smaller company that could produce the specialist work required and in small numbers. However, at Zagato the project was given to a 23 year junior designer fresh from University, Ercole Spada. Despite his inexperience and as he recalls that he spent no more than a week on the main design and much of that polishing what he had produced in just a few days,
This Series 2 DB4 retains all of its particular- to- series body features, including the early ‘Art Deco’ rear lights, grille and bonnet scoop. It’s all a matter of taste, but these fittings do make the early DB4s purer for many collectors than the later cars. The engine is the original ‘matching numbers’ unit, but the cylinder head has been considerably upgraded some years ago to unleash a notable amount of the extra power potential that these units have in reserve. This includes special camshafts and porting, and a triple SU carb set-up. Not only is the engine straining at the leash when blipped from idle, but the performance on the open road is far more satisfying than a standard DB4. This lovely example was delivered on 26th November 1960 for the use of Mr John Bowthorpe, bearing the distinctive registration plate JB 720. Originally finished in Pale Primrose with black Connolly hide, the car has subsequently received a high quality colour change to a very attractive shade of deep red. Following two further owners in the UK and warranty work recorded until 1968 it was later purchased by the President of the Italian Section of the Aston Martin Owners Club, Massimo Meli. During his ownership in 1999 the publication Ruote Classiche used the car as a cover car in a 10page article. In 2011 it was brought back to the UK and was able to once again maintain the original ‘James Bond’ registration initials as delivered back in 1960. This new owner used the car at UK AMOC events over the years and had Aston Specialists check the car annually, only travelling a few hundred miles each year. With only 1,110 DB4s manufactured across all 5 series and prices of DB4s going skywards, we are delighted to offer this most useable Series 2. With options to drive or improve, this great driving Aston certainly represents investment with prices of restored cars now in excess of £500k.
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.
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