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Rare Aston Martin Series V to headline Salon Prive sale

Rare Aston Martin Series V to headline Salon Prive sale Classic and Performance Car

One of just three automatic DB4 V Vantages heads to Blenheim for auction.

A 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage promises to be the main attraction at this years Salon Prive sale.
One of only 50 DB4 V Vantages believed to leave the factory, this example is also one of only three to be built with an automatic ‘Borg Warner’ gearbox.
The rare-Aston will join over 60 other cars in crossing the auction block at Silverstone Auctions Salon Prive sale on September 2, where it is expected to fetch up to £775,000.
Finished in its original Goodwood Green paint and red leather interior, this V Vantage example of the DB4 features a longer wheelbase (3.5-feet) compared to earlier DB4s, and is powered by the same 3.8-litre six cylinder used in Aston Martin’s top speed world record holder, the DB4GT.
The V Vantage also takes a number of styling cues from the DB4GT, including the GT’s instrument panel, cowled headlights, and a lack of overriders, as were more common with the rest of the DB4 range.
Delivered new on 24 August 1963, this particularly model, chassis #1197, is believed to be one of the last to leave the factory - the last being #1215L - before building of the later DB5 model commenced. The matching numbers Vantage variant has a unique and fully documented history as well as being recently restored to fast-road specification, by specialist Aston Martin race preparers.
During the restoration a four-speed David Brown manual gearbox with overdrive was fitted along with a full handling kit comprising of springs, roll bars and Koni dampers. The brakes were also upgraded as well as adjustable power steering. A set of custom made ‘off-set’ Borrani wheels completed the job.
The DB4 Series V was the car originally used in filming for 1964 James Bond movie, ‘Goldfinger', as the intended DB5 had not yet been finished by Aston Martin.

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