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
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