This 1960 Aston Martin DB4 left the Newport Pagnell factory in England in March of 1961. It was delivered into the care of its original owner who was a resident of Germany. It is a rare and original left-hand drive DB4 that returned back to the factory by 1964. While there, the original engine was removed and a new motor was installed, along with a latest-style sump and oil cooler. Aston martin subsequently changed the chassis tag to reflect the changes made.
Later in the cars life, it was brought to California and in 1993 it received an extensive mechanical overhaul. The engine was completely rebuilt and the transmission stripped, inspected and rebuilt where necessary. A high-performance suspension kit was fitted and vintage specification carburetors and air box were installed. A few years later, the wheels were completely rebuilt and the car was fitted with competition style seatbelts.
In the early 2000s, a full suspension and brake rebuilt was performed on the car. In 2006, the car received some cosmetic updates including fresh paint and upholstery.
In 2009, this Aston Martin was offered for sale by Gooding & Company at their Pebble Beach auction. The car was estimated to sell for $275,000 - $325,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $231,000, including buyer's premium.