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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

Chassis number : DB4527R

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High bid of $140,000 at 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions. (did not sell)
The development of the all-new Aston Martin DB4 began in 1956. It made its debut at the London Motor Show during the autumn of 1958. The DB4 brought with it an updated engine designed by Tadek Marek, whose name became synonymous with Aston Martin engineering.

Powering the DB4 was a DOHC inline six that was constructed from aluminum and offered 240 bhp in standard tune with its dual SU carburetors. The engine would be used by Aston Martin in various states of tune and development through mid-1973.

Along with its potent powerplant, Aston Martin turned to Milanese design firm Carrozzeria Touring for its Superleggera (meaning super light) body design. This lightweight body clothed the rigid framework constructed of small-diameter tubes cloaked in aluminum panels. The chassis was designed by Harold Beach. At all four corners were Dunlop (later Girling) disc brakes.

The Aston Martin DB4 was the first production car capable of travelling from 0-100-0 mph in less than 30 seconds.

The current owner of this right-hand drive DB4 acquired it in 2006. Prior to that, it had been in Japan for a number of years, where it saw little use as part of a private automobile collection. Currently, there are about 79,800 miles on the odometer.
In 2011, this car was offered for sale at the RM Auction sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $175,000 - $225,000. Sadly, this was one of the few lots to cross the block and leave the auction unsold. Bidding reached $140,000 but was not enough to satisfy the car's reserve.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011

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2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $175,000-USD $225,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $140,000

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Aston Martin DB4 Series II

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Aston Martin DB4
Chassis#: DB4/664/L
Sold for USD$390,000
  2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : Monterey Jet Center Auction
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/621/L
Sold for USD$371,144
  2022 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/496/L
Sold for USD$473,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/558/L
Sold for USD$577,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon Coachwork by Touring
Chassis#: DB4/525/L
Sold for USD$434,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II image  
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/580/L
Sold for USD$748,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 'Series III' Sports Saloon Project
Chassis#: DB4/748/R
Sold for USD$291,316
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 'Series III' 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/709/R
Sold for USD$515,584
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/490/L
Sold for USD$690,368
  2016 RM Sotheby's : London Sale
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4
Chassis#: DB4/679/L
Sold for USD$600,646
  2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4
Chassis#: DB4/580/L
Sold for USD$797,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Lightweight Racing Car
Chassis#: BC7A
Sold for USD$249,116
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/755/R
Sold for USD$214,973
  2012 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Service Sale
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Coupe
Chassis#: DB4/GT/0142/L
Sold for USD$1,201,372
  2012 Bonhams - Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Convertible
Chassis#: 1068L
Sold for USD$697,087
  2011 RM Auctions - Salon Privé
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sport Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/527/R
Sold for USD$189,937
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/529/R
Sold for USD$252,437
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4GT 4.0-Litre Recreation
Chassis#: DB4/683/R
Sold for USD$359,581
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 
1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES III SPORTS SALOON
Sold for USD$151,234
  2011 Rétromobile
 
1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES III SALOON
Chassis#: DB4/634/R
Sold for USD$250,921
  2011 Rétromobile
 

Aston Martin DB4 Series IIs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Aston Martin DB4DB4/566/L2019 RM Sothebys : London $310,000$350,000
1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES II 2017 Dragone Lime Rock Park $575,000$625,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports SaloonDB4/569/L2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale $350,000$400,000
1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES 2 SPORTS SALOONDB4/566/L2016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale $550,000$600,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon529/R2015 Bonhams : Bond Street Motor Car Sale   
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IIDB4/558/L2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $800,000$1,000,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4DB4/718/R2014 RM Auctions at Monterey$290,000$300,000$375,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports SaloonDB4/541/R2012 Bonhams The Aston Martin Works Service Sale $150,000$170,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GTDB4/GT/0145/R2011 RM Auctions London$1,255,800$780,000$880,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 CoupeDB4527R2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions$140,000$175,000$225,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II 2+2 CoupeDB4/527/R2010 Bonhams Quail Lodge $200,000$250,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III Sports SaloonDB4/672/R2009 Aston Martin Lagonda Limited $90,000$110,000

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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Profiles

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB4/527/R
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB41342R
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB4/527/R
Engine #: 370/538
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB4527R
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB4/718/R
Engine #: 370/755
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB4/580/L
Engine #: 370/584
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB4/525/L
Engine #: 370/546
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II vehicle information
Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB4/558/L
Engine #: 370/567