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1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring Coupe / DB4/GT/0156/R Vehicle Information

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring photograph

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring photograph

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring
Between 1959 and 1963 there were 75 examples of the DB GT with coachwork by Touring created. The GT version was the high performance development of the DB4 sports car that had been debuted at the London Motor Show in 1958. The lightweight and competitive version, the DB4 GT, made its debut at the 1959 London Motor Show. It had been proved in competition earlier that year when the prototype 'DP/199' driven by Stirling Moss won its first race at Silverstone.

Modifications to the GT included 5-inches off the standard wheelbase and the rear seats were replaced with a luggage platform. There was lighter, 18-gauge bodywork. All these changes helped reduce the car by around 200 lbs.

The engine received much attention. When equipped with a twin-plug cylinder head and triple Weber 45DCOE carburetors, it produced just over 300 bhp at 6,000 RPM. This was a significant increase over the standard 240 BHP engine. Girling were used to bring this performance monster to a stop. There was a choice of five rear axle ratios and a Power Lok limited slip differential.

The front end of the car had faired-in headlamps with Perspex covers. The rear screen and quarter windows also were made of Perspex on many examples. Wind-down windows were frame-less within the doors. Sitting atop the rear wings were twin, quick-release, Monza competition fuel over-fillers. This led to a 30-gallon fuel tank mounted flat in the trunk, which it shared with the spare wheel. The GT cars came standard with lightweight Borrani 42-spoke wire wheels with alloy rims and three-eared 'Knock-offs.'

The interior featured Connolly leather upholstery and Wilton carpeting. The instrumentation cluster had the addition of an oil temperature gauge.

In competition, the DB4 GT, campaigned by the Works team and John Ogier's Essex Racing Stable enjoying numerous victories. In the capable hands of drivers such as Roy Salvadori, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark and Innes Ireland, the DB4 GT often set the pace of the race.

This 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe with coachwork by Touring is chassis number 0156. It was completed by the works in early January of 1961. Under its bonnet was engine number 370/0142/GT and mated to gearbox 401, which it still retains today. It left the factory in Snow Shadow Grey livery with red Connolly leather interior.

Its first owner was Dr. Michael J.R. Dawes of Brookline, Massachusetts. Its racing history, if any, in the United States is unknown. It was entered in a concours event at Fort Belvedere in the U.K. with Dawes in 1962 and at Wiscombe in 1963. It later was passed to F.J. Fielding of Atlas Works, Gloucester and in 1966 it was shown by its then owner - Paul Gardner of Lymm in Cheshire, U.K. at Wiscombe. Gardner retained the car until around 1970.

In 1975, the car returned to America where it has remained ever since. The next owner was Tony Clarkson. The next owner was Jim Morrisey. In the mid-1980s, the car was purchased by its present owner. While in his care, the car has been rebuilt to high standards. It is current painted in dark blue and there is a dark red leather interior.

In 1995 it was shown at the Aston Martin Owners Club Lime Rock Concours where won the Roberts Harrison Memorial Trophy for best overall track and concours, the Ziebart for most improved in concours, and the Charles L Turner for Best of Show. It was the Chief Judge's Choice at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in 1998.

In 2008, the car was offered for sale at the 'Quail Lodge, A Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia' presented by Bonhams Auction. It was estimated to sell for $1,500,000 - 2,000,000 but would leave the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2008


2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,500,000-USD $2,000,000 
Lot was not sold

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT
Chassis#: DB4GT/0144/L
Sold for USD$3,771,365
  2021 Gooding & Company : European Sporting & Historic Collection
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4GT 'Lightweight' Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4GT/0169/R
Sold for USD$3,113,552
  2019 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III Superleggera
Chassis#: DB4626R
Sold for USD$349,388
  2019 Historics at Brooklands - Motor Museum
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT
Chassis#: DB4GT/0130/L
Sold for USD$3,600,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 'Series III' Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/619/R
Sold for USD$366,413
  2019 Bonhams : Aston Martin Sale
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III
Chassis#: DB4/664/L
Sold for USD$527,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 'Series IV' Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/829/L
Sold for USD$682,897
  2016 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 'SERIES 3' SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: DB4/666
Sold for USD$218,053
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 'Series 3' Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/604/L
Sold for USD$240,102
  2013 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Sale: Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/775/R
Sold for USD$344,876
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV
Chassis#: DB4/828/L
Sold for USD$385,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III
Sold for USD$290,780
  2011 Coys Auctions - Techno Classica
 
1961 ASTON MARTIN DB 4 SERIE 3
Sold for USD$255,473
  2011 Automobiles sur les Champs 2
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV
Chassis#: DB4/827/L
Sold for USD$440,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III
Chassis#: DB4/672/R
Sold for USD$226,024
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/760/R
Sold for USD$282,901
  2008 Bonhams - Aston Martin and related Automobilia
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series 3 Saloon
Chassis#: DB4/701/L
Sold for USD$243,539
  2007 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT
Sold for USD$891,000
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Sports SaloonDB4GT/0161/R2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival   
1961 Aston Martin DB4GTDB4GT/0162/R2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $3,000,000$3,400,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III SuperleggeraDB4626R2019 Historics at Brooklands Motor Museum $370,000$390,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4GTDB4GT/0157/R2018 RM Sothebys : London $3,000,000$3,400,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IIDB4/568/L2015 Gooding & Company Arizona $1,000,000$1,400,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III SaloonDB4/664/L2013 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'Elegance $530,000$580,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring 2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia $1,500,000$2,000,000
1961 Aston Martin DB4 series III SaloonDB4/677/L2004 Bonhams Gentlemen's Sale $150,000$200,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT
1959 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT
1959 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4GT/0151/R

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT
1959 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4GT0168L
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT
1959 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DP199/1
Engine Num: 370/0184/GT

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring
1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring
1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring
1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 014ZL or DB4GT1042L
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring
1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4 GT/0129/L
Engine Num: 370/0133/GT

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring
1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/827/L
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring
1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/GT/0156/R
Engine Num: 370/0142/GT

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring
1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4GT/0130/L
Engine Num: DB4GT/0130/L

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0153/L GT
Engine Num: 0152 GT
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 778

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: B4/910/R
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/589/L
Engine Num: 370/565

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/794/L
Engine Num: 370/841
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/817/L
Engine Num: 370/790

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/836/L
Engine Num: DB4/836/L
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/870/R
Engine Num: 370/879

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/886/L
Engine Num: 370/0209/GT
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/958/L
Engine Num: 370/994/SS

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB4/965/L
Engine Num: 370/992/SS
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Convertible Coupe
Chassis Num: DB4C/1064/R
Engine Num: 370/1016/SS

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Convertible Coupe
Chassis Num: DB4C/1175/L
Engine Num: 370/1178
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB4
1962 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: DB4GT/0186/R

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DP214
1963 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0194
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DP215
1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: DP215
Engine Num: 400/215/01

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring

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