|Power||240bhp @ 5500rpm|
|Torque||240lb ft @ 4250rpm|
|Price when new||£3980|
SOLD TO SWITZERLAND Brand Aston Martin Type DB 4 Convertible Color Grey Interior Red Year of build 1963 Price Sold 1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 CONVERTIBLE This wonderful and very rare series 5 version DB 4 Convertible has been sold to Switzerland. Please contact us if you are interested in buying or selling a rare/unique automobile. MORE INFORMATION For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl . Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Please contact us directly or fill in the form to receive more information on this specific car Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your phone number Subject Your Message The information provided on this website has been compiled by The Houtkamp Collection with the utmost care. The information contained within this advert is provided ‘as-is’, without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for informational purposes only. The Houtkamp Collection is not liable for any errors or mistakes.
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
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible 1 of only 70 built Aston Martin Bristol is honoured to offer for sale one of the most desirable and iconic Aston Martin models ever produced; the DB4 Convertible. The DB4 heralded a new era for Aston Martin and put the company back in competition with other high performance sports car manufacturers. The convertible model was announced at the London Motor Show in 1961 and featured a 3.6 litre straight six, which produced 240 horsepower. The DB4 was one of the first production cars capable of 0-60 mph in less than 10 seconds. Our car is finished in stunning Caribbean Pearl with a Dark Blue leather interior – its original factory colour combination from 1963. This DB4 Convertible has a wealth of history, notably including a full suspension rebuild in 2005, a complete engine and engine bay rebuild in 2008, bodywork restoration in 2015 and a complete re-trim in 2016. The car comes complete with a fully restored detachable colour-coded hardtop and cover, which in itself is an incredibly rare option. This gorgeous DB4 Convertible has had a substantial amount of coverage at various Concours events over the years, including numerous entries into the Aston Martin Owners Club Concours, the Royal Windsor Concours and the Louis Vuitton Concours D’Elegance. Every entry is recorded through photographs, entry slips and newspaper cuttings, which all add to the unique and comprehensive history of this car. Linking Aston Martin’s renowned style and performance with the joys of the open-air, the DB4 Convertible is the rarest Aston Martin road car of the David Brown era (with the exception of the Zagato), with a total production of just 70 examples. What’s more, this truly remarkable example is one of only five DB4 Convertible’s known to exist with a matching hardtop. To find out more about this beautiful Aston Martin DB4 Convertible, or to make an enquiry, do not hesitate to contact our friendly sales team today on +44 (0) 1179 007 007 or email email@example.com
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Arriving soon - a very rare and desirable Aston Martin DB4GT RHD This example was constructed in early 1961 and delivered to its first owner a Mr R Aird via dealer Ken Rudd in March of that year. Originally finished in Dubonnet with Black interior it was unusual in having standard DB4 front seats and two occasional rear seats incorporated into the parcel shelf area. The car is also distinguished in having featured in the 1962 Peter Sellers film The Wrong Arm of the Law, where it was driven by Sellers himself, who also briefly owned the car. After just four years of motoring, the car returned to the factory in March 1965 where it received a colour change, to Fiesta Red, and had flares fitted to the front and rear arches. The next significant change in ownership occurred in 1966 when Mr Melville-Smith purchased the car and entered it into a number of club racing events, achieving a first place at Curborough in 1967. By 1975 the DB4GT had been repainted Dark Green and moved to a Mr Kenneth Moses, who emigrated to New Zealand in 1981, taking the Aston Martin with him. During the car’s sojourn abroad it saw little use with only 5000 miles bein
A stunning DB4. Fully restored and ready to go. Richard Williams 4.2 Engine. Drives superbly. Matching Numbers. Original Colour. Original Registration Number. Just wonderful. Please Call.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Coming soon, a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV saloon. Originally supplied to the UK in Off White with Terracotta trim. Original Factory options included, overdrive, chrome wire wheels and heated rear screen. The history file contains details of service records and previous keepers. Acquired by RS Williams in 2001 and restored in association with Bodylines and Shapecraft, the engine was upgraded to 4.2 Litre specification with triple carburettors etc. During restoration the DB4 was converted to LHD and finished in the current colour scheme of Black Pearl with Deep Burgundy hide. Additional information to follow upon the car’s arrival. Photos show a similar car. Please contact us for further details.
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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