1960 Aston Martin DB4
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Under the bonnet was a Tadek Marek designed, all-alloy, twin-overhead-camshaft six-cylinder engine with 'square' bore and stroke dimensions of 92x92mm. Total displacement equaled 3670cc and maximum horsepower was reached at 5500rpm offering 240 bhp. The entire package was mounted on a multi-tubular spaceframe structure with unequal-length wishbones in the front and a conventional live axle located by a Watts linkage in the rear.
Heavy-duty bumpers were added after the first 50 cars left the factory. The 2nd series arrived in January of 1960. The Series II cars included a front-hinged bonnet, larger brake calipers and an enlarged sump. The Series III had separate rear lights, two bonnet stays and a many interior updates. The Series IV, produced from September of 1961 through October of 1962, had a new grille with seven vertical bars, shallower bonnet intake and recessed rear lights. The Series V had 3.5-inches more in length which gave more room to the occupants and more trunk space. 15-inch wheels, an electric radiator fan and the DB4GT-type instrument panel were also new to the Series V cars.
This car is a DB4 Series 2. It is a left-hand drive model and one of a mere 249 SII produced. There is a larger hood scoop and a green exterior paint scheme with matching cream leather interior. It has been well cared for over the years and in its present ownership for many years.
In 2007 this DB4 was brought to Bonhams auction, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia, at the Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club in Carmel, California. It was estimated to sell for $150,000 - $200,000 but failed to find an interested buyer willing to satisfy the reserve. This was very surprising, as the Pebble Beach Concours, happening just miles away, was featuring the Aston Martin Company as one of their celebrated events. It was assumed this car would inspire excessive bidding feeding from the Pebble Beach enthusiasm. Sadly, this lot was unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia|
|Lot was not sold|
|Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia||1950-1960|