1960 Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe / DB4/347/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
FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB4/347/L
Engine #: 370/367
Gearbox #: S432/3/444
Sold for $632,500 at 2013 RM Auctions - Monterey.
David Brown's first DB2 series of road cars, produced from 1949 through 1958, were largely based upon pre-war technology. The DB4, however, was a totally new and thorough modern motor car. They made their introduction at the 1958 London Motor Show to rave reviews. The monocoque, punt-type chassis, developed under Harold Beach, featured a coil-over A-arm front suspension with an anti-sway bar and a live rear axle located by trailing arms and a proper Watts linkage. The coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring was in the company's lightweight Superleggera process. A skeleton of small diameter steel tubing supported the all-alloy body paneling, creating a rigid and very light structure. Though they were styled by Touring, the DB4's fastback body was actually produced by Aston Martin's own skilled panel beaters in Newport Pagnell.

Powering the DB4 was an alloy six-cylinder dual overhead cam unit which displaced 3670 cubic centimeters and developed approximately 240 horsepower. It was designed by Czech-born Tadek Merak and would enjoy a long life powering the DB4, DB4 GT, DB5 and DB6 series of road cars. The alloy-cased, four-speed synchromesh gearbox was designed in-house and built by David Brown's gear and machine tool division. Brakes were either Dunlop or Girling depending on the model.

chassis 347/L
This car was one of only 45 LHD Series II cars and was completed on August 12th of 1960, prior to being dispatched to Montreal, Canada's Aston dealer, Budd & Dyer. The car was sold to the first owner, the proprietor of Percy Dress Inc. on 460 St. Catherine Street West in Montreal, and registered on June 12, 1961. It is not known how long this DB4 remained with the first owner in Quebec, but, by 1979, it was acquired from the second owner, the Performance Garage in Ontario, by the current restorer. The new owner commenced a total body and mechanical restoration, which was to occupy the best part of a decade, being completed in 2008.

The car earned a First Place in the DB4 class (2008) and the Elite class (2009) at the Lime Rock Park Aston Martin Owners Club Meeting. Further wins at British Car Day in Bronte Park, Ontario, as well as First Place in the 2012 Marques d'Elegance at Paletta Mansion in Burlington, Ontario, confirm the car's current condition.

Since the restoration, the car has travelled around 4,000 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014


2013 RM Auctions - Monterey

Sale Price :
USD $632,500

1960 Aston Martin DB4 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
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  
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/347/L
Sold for USD$632,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/287/L
Sold for USD$445,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 Aston Martin DB4 'Series 2' Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/290/L
Sold for USD$274,077
  2013 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Sale: Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/305/R
Sold for USD$291,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
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 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

Comparables

Similar sales to the $353,366 range.
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition
Chassis#:WDDRJ7JA5EA011085
Sold for $352,331
2019 RM Sothebys : London
2006 Ford GT Coupe
Sold for $352,500
2019 Collector Car Productions - The Manitoba No Reserve Collection
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe
Chassis#:AR1900C*02163*
Sold for $351,500
2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle thumbnail image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle thumbnail image  
2018 Ferrari California T '70th Anniversary'
Sold for $353,384
2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
2012 LEXUS LFA
Chassis#:JTHHX8BH5C1000444
Sold for $352,000
2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
JEFF GORDONS 2009 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1
Chassis#:1G1YR26R595800005
Sold for $350,000
2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
Chassis#:WP0AD2A92JS156676
Sold for $350,000
2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Coupe
Chassis#:03048
Sold for $352,212
2019 Silverstone - Race Retro Classic Car
1952 Connaught A-Type
Chassis#:A-6
Sold for $351,328
2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
2008 Ferrari F430 GTC
Chassis#:2604
Sold for $350,000
2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1951 Spartan Royal Mansion
Chassis#:33513987
Sold for $351,500
2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
2001 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT
Chassis#:ZA9DU01B61LA12744
Sold for $352,000
2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
2005 Ford GT
Sold for $352,000
2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost 'London-to-Edinburgh' Tourer
Chassis#:48CE
Sold for $350,826
2018 Bonhams : London Olympia
2018 MCLAREN 720S
Chassis#:SBM14DCA8JW001567
Sold for $352,000
2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 3.0-Litre Drophead Coupé
Chassis#:LML/1047
Sold for $355,837
2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita by Bertone
Chassis#:AR1493/E 04159
Sold for $350,000
2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle thumbnail image  
1970 Dino 246 Série L
Chassis#:01106
Sold for $350,273
2018 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
1983 BMW 635 CSi Group A
Chassis#:RA1-22
Sold for $355,355
2018 RM Sothebys : Monaco
1965 Porsche 911
Chassis#:300835
Sold for $355,355
2018 RM Sothebys : Monaco

Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT1960 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT1960 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT1960 GT Coupe
Chassis Num: 0166/L
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT1960 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 0199
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Chassis Num: 1DDB-4/358/l
Engine Num: 370/487
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/245/L
Engine Num: 370/243
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/287/L
Engine Num: 370/293
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/305/R
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/310/L
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Chassis Num: DB4/342/R
Engine Num: 370/362
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/347/L
Engine Num: 370/367
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Chassis Num: DB4/395/R
Engine Num: 370/390
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/458/L
Engine Num: 370/389
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41960 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/488/L
Engine Num: 370/491
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT1960 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: DB4/GT/0119/L
Engine Num: 370/0275/GT
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT1960 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: DB4/GT/0141/L
Engine Num: 370/0141/L
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT1960 GT Coupe
Chassis Num: DB4GT/0104/L
Engine Num: 370/0104/GT
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 Series II1961 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato1961 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato1961 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 0186R
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato1961 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 187L
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 Series II1961 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/525/L
Engine Num: 370/546
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 Series II1961 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/527/R
Engine Num: 370/538
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 Series II1961 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/527/R
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 Series II1961 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/558/L
Engine Num: 370/567
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 Series II1961 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/580/L
Engine Num: 370/584
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 Series II1961 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/718/R
Engine Num: 370/755
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato1961 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: DB4/GT/0180/L
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 Series II1961 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB41342R
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 Series II1961 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4527R
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato1961 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: IVEV
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41963 GT Coupe
Chassis Num: DB4 /1144/R
Engine Num: 400/1358
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41963 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/1121/R
Engine Num: 370/0200/GT
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41963 GT Coupe
Chassis Num: DB4/1131/L
Engine Num: 370/1212/GT
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB41963 Convertible Coupe
Chassis Num: DB4C/1095/R
Engine Num: 370/1092


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.