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1960 Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe / DB4/287/L Vehicle Information

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB41960 Aston Martin DB41960 Aston Martin DB41960 Aston Martin DB41960 Aston Martin DB4
Sold for $495,000 at 2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction.
Sold for $445,500 at 2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach.
Sold for $555,500 at 2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island.
The original owner of this DB4 Series II Coupe was Ernest Swigert of Portland, Oregon. The coachwork is by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan and powered by Tadek Marek's powerful new engine. The car was ordered on August 26th of 1959 through North Country Motors of Long Island, New York and specified with Snow Shadow Grey livery with a red leather interior. Other options included a radio, dual wing mirrors, chrome wheels and the 3.54:1 rear differential ratio.

This car is one of 351 second-series DB5 examples that were produced between January 1960 and April 1961. This car was also chosen by J.S. Inskip, the American importer, for use at the New York International Auto Show in April of 1960.

After the NY Auto Show, Mr. Swigert took delivery of his car. Ownership passed to Oregon resident Earl Grove in the early 1970s. After this point, the recorded history disappears until the late 1990s, when the car came into the possession of a San Francisco dealer of fine motorcars. Acquired in 2002 by John Jordan of Potomac, Maryland, it was treated to a comprehensive restoration that featured a major engine upgrade. The engine displacement size rose to 4.2 liters and was given triple SU carburetors. The bored-out engine was rated at 303 horsepower, which was a significant increase over the stock 266 horsepower. The DB4 GT models produce 302 horsepower.

Along with the engine work, a body restoration and bare-metal repaint was performed in 200, as well as significant refurbishment of the chassis in 2005. The current owner acquired the car in 2008.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at Pebble Beach presented by Gooding & Company. The car was estimated to sell for $325,000 - $375,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $495,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2012



2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $575,000-USD $675,000 
Sale Price :
USD $555,500

2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $425,000-USD $500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $445,500

2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $325,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $495,000

1960 Aston Martin DB4 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/438/L
Sold for USD$340,500
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES II
Chassis#: DB4/339/L
Sold for USD$551,535
  2021 RM Sothebys : Milan 2021
 
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 'SERIES II' SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: DB4/266/L
Sold for USD$390,443
  2021 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/296/L
Sold for USD$575,101
  2021 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4
Chassis#: 264/R
Sold for USD$329,419
  2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I
Chassis#: DB4/241/R
Sold for USD$522,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I
Chassis#: DB4/245/L
Sold for USD$621,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/375/R
Sold for USD$505,723
  2019 Historics at Brooklands - Mercedes-Benz World
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/395/R
Sold for USD$346,500
  2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 Aston Martin DB4 4.5-Litre Lightweight Competition Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/744/R
Sold for USD$305,785
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/287/L
Sold for USD$555,500
  2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I
Chassis#: DB4/211/L
Sold for USD$456,500
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 'SERIES 2' SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: DB4/323/R
Sold for USD$496,125
  2016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/416/L
Sold for USD$508,200
  2015 RM Sotheby's London Auction
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/306/L
Sold for USD$475,284
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4
Chassis#: DB4/398/L
Sold for USD$512,960
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/310/L
Sold for USD$462,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES II SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: DB4/331/R
Sold for USD$274,281
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4
Chassis#: DB4/395/R
Sold for USD$462,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/488/L
Sold for USD$550,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 Aston Martin DB4's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Aston Martin DB4DB4/373/R2021 Artcurial : AUTOMOBILES SUR LES CHAMPS $350,000$450,000
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES II SPORTS SALOONDB4/305/R2020 Bonhams : Quail Motorcar Auction $400,000$500,000
1960 Aston Martin DB4 série 1 CompetitionDB4/228 R2019 Artcurial : Retroobile $200,000$250,000
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports SaloonDB4/267/R2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale $420,000$460,000
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series IIDB4/474/R2016 Bonhams : Bond Street Auction   
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series IIDB4/312/R2016 Silverstone The Salon Prive Sale 2016   
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES I SPORTS SALOONDB4/245/L2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $700,000$850,000
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series IIDB4/415/R2016 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford   
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES 1DB4/245/L2015 Keno Brothers : NY Auto$600,000$700,000$900,000
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II SaloonDB4/361/R2015 Silverstone Auction Salon Prive Sale   
1960 Aston Martin DB4DB4/291/R2011 H & H Pavilion Gardens   
1960 Aston Martin DB4 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $150,000$200,000

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1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle thumbnail image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle thumbnail image  
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Aston Martin DB4 Vehicle Profiles
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1958
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/143/L
Engine Num: 370/146
Model Year: 1959
Profile and Auction History
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/214/L
Engine Num: 370/189
Model Year: 1959
Profile and Auction History

FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1960
Profile
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1960
Profile
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1960
Profile

FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1960
Profile
Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Model Year: 1960
Profile
Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Model Year: 1960
Profile

GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Chassis Num: 0166/L
Model Year: 1960
Profile
Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 0199
Model Year: 1960
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: 1DDB-4/358/l
Engine Num: 370/487
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History

FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/245/L
Engine Num: 370/243
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/287/L
Engine Num: 370/293
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/305/R
Model Year: 1960

FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/310/L
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4/342/R
Engine Num: 370/362
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/347/L
Engine Num: 370/367
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History

FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4/395/R
Engine Num: 370/390
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4/438/L
Engine Num: 370/484
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/458/L
Engine Num: 370/389
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History

FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/488/L
Engine Num: 370/491
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4/530/R
Model Year: 1960
Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: DB4/GT/0119/L
Engine Num: 370/0275/GT
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History

Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: DB4/GT/0141/L
Engine Num: 370/0141/L
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4GT 0103/L
Model Year: 1960
Profile
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4GT/0104/L
Engine Num: 370/0104/GT
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History

GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4GT/0109/G
Model Year: 1960
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4GT/0150/R
Model Year: 1960
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4GT160R
Model Year: 1960

Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1961
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Model Year: 1961
Profile
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 0186R
Model Year: 1961
Profile

GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 187L
Model Year: 1961
Profile
Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/525/L
Engine Num: 370/546
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/527/R
Engine Num: 370/538
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History

Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/527/R
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/558/L
Engine Num: 370/567
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/580/L
Engine Num: 370/584
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History

Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/718/R
Engine Num: 370/755
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: DB4/GT/0180/L
Model Year: 1961
Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB41342R
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History

Fastback Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Fastback Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4527R
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: IVEV
Model Year: 1961
Profile
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
Profile

GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4 /1144/R
Engine Num: 400/1358
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/1121/R
Engine Num: 370/0200/GT
Model Year: 1963
GT Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4/1131/L
Engine Num: 370/1212/GT
Model Year: 1963
Profile

FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4/1176/R
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4/C/1071/L
Model Year: 1963
Profile
FastBack Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4961L
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4C/1083/L
Model Year: 1963
Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB4 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4C/1095/R
Engine Num: 370/1092
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History


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