1960 Aston Martin DB4 FastBack Coupe / DB4/395/R 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 DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

1960 Aston Martin DB4 photograph

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FastBack Coupe
Chassis #: DB4/395/R
Engine #: 370/390
Sold for $462,000 at 2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
Sold for $346,500 at 2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours.
The Aston Martin DB4, a replacement for the DB Mark III, was launched in 1958 and was the first Aston martin to be built at the company's then-new Newport Pagnell factory. It was given a number of new components and manufacturing processes that would continue to influence the cars that would leave Newport Pagnell for many years.

Harold Beach was tasked with creating the chassis design, creating the company's first pressed-steel-type frame. Power was from a 3.7-liter, twin-cam inline six-cylinder engine that was engineered by Tadeck Mareck. The block and head were made from lightweight aluminum and was rated at 240 horsepower in standard form. The engine was mated to David Brown's own gearbox, and it had Dunlop disc brakes fitted at all four corners.

The elegant and sporty body was designed by Carrozzeria Touring, of Milan. Touring's patented Superleggera technique was used to produce lightweight but sturdy bodies out of aluminum-magnesium, which were wrapped around small-diameter steel tubing. Aston Martin produced the production bodies at their Tickford Works, under license from Touring.

Production of the DB4 lasted for a five-year lifespan, and during that time it underwent numerous running changes

This particular example, chassis number DB4 395R, is considered a Series II example, of which there were 351 built. The second series cars featured modifications to solve certain problems with the early production examples. They also were the last series with the one-piece 'cathedral' tail lamps, the tall bonnet scoop, and the original grille design.

This car was delivered to W.E.C. Knoff, of Dorset, in 1960. It remained with Mr. Knoff for seven years before being sold to Jack Brunwin, of Croydon, England. That same year, Mr. Brunwin - and the car - moved to New Zealand, where it was registered with plate NZ DX6332. After the Brunwin's ownership, the car remained in New Zealand, going through several owners, before it came into the care of its current owner, who purchased it on February 18th of 1986.

The Aston Martin DB4's engine was rebuilt in 1996. After the engine was rebuilt, the Aston Martin returned to its homeland in 1996, where it represented New Zealand on the FIVA World Rally. Since then, the car was stripped down to its bare chassis, and all of the bodywork, which included outfitting the car with all-new, solid front and rear bumpers, was re-finished. The interior was reupholstered in Black Connolly leather, and the exterior was repainted in Almond Green. The car has accumulated just over 5,000 miles since the completion of its engine rebuild in 1996, and just over 100 miles since its recent restoration.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2014


2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $350,000-USD $400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $346,500

2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $375,000-USD $475,000 
Sale Price :
USD $462,000

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

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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
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


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