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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

Chassis number : DB4/525/L

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Sold for $434,000 at 2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
This Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon Coachwork by Touring is an early example with several styling cues of the series of this model, including the large hood scoop and 'cathedral' rear lights. Just 351 examples were built with most remaining on the home market in right hand drive configuration.

This example has recently been retrieved from long-term storage, having spent more than fifteen years in a slumber. At some point in its history it was given a repaint in the gold color it wears today.

This car left the factory finished in Pale Primrose with a black leather interior. It was fitted with optional chrome wire wheels, rear view mirrors and 3.77 rear axle ratio. It was sent through U.S. agents Inskip to Sidney Langsam in Denver, Colorado. It came into his care on April 24th of 1961. It is believed to have remained with Mr. Langsam until his death in 1973. It is also thought to have remained in Colorado through the 1970s. In the early 1980s, it moved East, and was seen driving around New York City. It was soon put into storage where it would rest until 2018.

The car is said to be in good 'barn find' condition. Its body and chassis are straight, and the doors and trunk have a good fit.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2018

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2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $425,000-USD $475,000 
Sale Price :
USD $434,000

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