1960 Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe / DB4/488/L Chassis Information

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB41960 Aston Martin DB41960 Aston Martin DB4
FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: DB4/488/L
Engine # 370/491
Sold for $550,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
This Aston Martin DB4 features a modern chassis, four-wheel disc brakes, a dual overhead cam straight six engine, and superleggera coachwork by Touring of Milan. Production of the DB4 spanned from 1958 to 1963 and during that time the model underwent a variety of subtle changes in trim and proportion over five series.

This example is a Series II car of which just 351 examples were hand-built. The car was dispatched to Plimley Motors of Vancouver, BC, in late November 1960 and was first sold in January of 1961. The car left the factory finished in Desert White over a red Connolly leather interior and give left-hand drive. It was equipped with a Motorola radio, Marchal fog lamps, and fully chromed road wheels fitted with Dunlop RS5 tires. The rear axle ratio is 3.54:1, higher than was typical for its US-bound counterparts.

The first owner was Herbert Matson of Victoria, BC. Within the first year of service, the car was sold to Dr. McLennan of New Westminster, BC.

The car was eventually sold to a new caretaker in Europe, eventually coming to France by 1995, spending its next nine years in the custody of M. Dulac. Reportedly, under M. Dulac's ownership, the DB4 received an engine upgrade to 4.2-liter displacement and was fitted with a triple SU carburetor setup as were the Vantage-spec cars of later series. In 2004, it was acquired by M. Bossut and received Parisian plates.

The car has been re-painted in its original color but still retains the original red hides fitted at the factory.

The current owner acquired the car in 2013 and had it imported to the United States.
The car now has a Becker Europa radio, and the dash features a pair of analog stopwatches. The car has its large hood scoop, eggcrate grille, and Lucas cathedral taillights.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014


2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$550,000-$650,000 
Sale Price :
$550,000

2019 1
2017 4
2016 1
2015 4
2014 3
2013 4
2012 3
2011 3
2010 3
2009 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$397,600$397,6001
2017$416,071$555,5004
2016$496,125$496,1251
2015$489,611$512,9604
2014$428,760$550,0003
2013$410,894$632,5004
2012$399,558$495,0003
2011$284,827$344,0173
2010$185,539$240,1263
2009$208,050$231,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/375/R
Sold for $397,600
  2019 Historics at Brooklands - Mercedes-Benz World
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/395/R
Sold for $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 $305,785
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/287/L
Sold for $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 $456,500
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 'SERIES 2' SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: DB4/323/R
Sold for $496,125
  2016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/416/L
Sold for $508,200
  2015 RM Sotheby's London Auction
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/306/L
Sold for $475,284
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4
Chassis#: DB4/398/L
Sold for $512,960
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/310/L
Sold for $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 $274,281
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4
Chassis#: DB4/395/R
Sold for $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 $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 $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 $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 $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 $291,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/355/R
Sold for $373,674
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 
1960 Aston Martin DB4
Chassis#: DB4/287/L
Sold for $495,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  1960 Aston Martin DB4 image  
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Chassis#: DB4/458/L
Sold for $330,000
  2012 Gooding and 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 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  1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle thumbnail image  
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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
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: DB4/580/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

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