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Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1951-1960 Vehicles
1952 Morgan Plus Four
1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster
1953 Cadillac Series 62
1953 Hudson Hornet
1953 Jaguar XK120
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
1956 Facel Vega FVS
1956 Lancia Aurelia B24
1957 AC Ace Bristol
1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1957 BMW 503
1957 Buick Series 75 Roadmaster
1957 Chevrolet 3124 Pickup
1957 Chrysler 300C
1957 Ford Thunderbird
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1957 Pontiac Bonneville
1957 Porsche 356 A
1957 Triumph TR3
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
1958 BMW 507
1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Series
1959 BMW 600
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California
1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1959 MG MGA
1959 Porsche 356A
1960 Aston Martin DB4
1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI
1960 Cadillac Series 6200
1960 Porsche 356B
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    1960 Aston Martin DB4

    1960 Aston Martin DB4The Aston Martin DB4 was produced between 1958 and 1963 and underwent a variety of subtle changes during that time. This example, chassis number DB4/458/L, is a Series II car, of which only 351 examples were built.

    The DB4 has a modern tube-frame chassis, four-wheel disc brakes, and a 3.7-liter straight-six engine. This example wears Superleggera coachwork by Touring of Milan. It was originally completed in the summer of 1960 and finished in Desert White over a black Connolly leather interior. It was specified for export and constructed with a left-hand drive configuration, a 3:54:1 rear-axle ratio, Smiths instruments, KLG spark plugs and fully chromed road wheels with Avon Turbospeed tires.

    The car was delivered through Mirabeau to Andre Fontaine, who resided in the Place de la République in Paris. The car remained in M. Fontaine's care for two decades then was exported to the United States and to its second recorded owner, Roland Pallas of San Rafael, California. It is believed that while in Mr. Pallas care, the car was refinished in its current shade of silver.

    The current owner purchased the car in 1988. The following year, the car was driven from the Los Angeles area to Laguna Seca and back for the Aston Martin tribute at the annual Monterey Historic Automobile Races.

    After that, the car was put into static state for two decades. The car has had only three owners since new, has 92,905 km, and retains its original leather upholstery and matching-numbers engine.

    In 2012, the car was offered for sale by Gooding & Company at their Scottsdale, Az. auction. The car was estimated to sell for $300,000 - $400,000. The car found new ownership for the sum of $330,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.