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1960 Aston Martin DB4

When the Aston Martin DB4 was debuted in 1958, it was instantly apparent that the British could rival (or even best) their Italian rivals at creating the ultimate Gran Turismo. The touring-styled car would have a very long production career, lasting until 1970 with only minor revisions along the way.

Under the bonnet was a Tadek Marek designed, all-alloy, twin-overhead-camshaft six-cylinder engine with 'square' bore and stroke dimensions of 92x92mm. Total displacement equaled 3670cc and maximum horsepower was reached at 5500 rpm, offering 240 bhp. The entire package was mounted on a multi-tubular spaceframe structure with unequal-length wishbones in the front and a conventional live axle located by a Watts linkage in the rear.

Heavy-duty bumpers were added after the first 50 cars left the factory. The 2nd series arrived in January of 1960. The Series II cars included a front-hinged bonnet, larger brake calipers, and an enlarged sump. The Series III had separate rear lights, two bonnet stays, and many interior updates. The Series IV, produced from September of 1961 through October of 1962, had a new grille with seven vertical bars, shallower bonnet intake, and recessed rear lights. The Series V had 3.5-inches more in length which gave more room to the occupants and more trunk space. 15-inch wheels, an electric radiator fan, and the DB4GT-type instrument panel were also new to the Series V cars.


by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019

Related Reading : Aston Martin DB4 History

The DB name came from the name David Brown (later Sir David Brown), an individual who had purchased the Aston Martin Company. The DB4 series was built from 1958 through 1963. A total of 1040 vehicles and five series were produced during this time frame. The coachwork was performed by Touring of Milan, Italy. The body panels were hand made of aluminum mounted on a steel tube frame and featuring....
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Related Reading : Aston Martin DB4 History

Aston Martin unveiled their DB4 at the 1958 Paris Salon. This was a big achievement for the small British manufacturer as it was a totally new car on a completely new steel platform chassis and disc brakes on all four corners. It was powered by an alloy twin-cam 3.7-liter straight six engine and bodied by Touring of Milan in an elegant fastback aluminum body. This combination was performance oriented....
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Related Reading : Aston Martin DB4 History

The Aston Martin DB4 was first introduced to the public at the 1958 Paris Salon and powered by a 3.7-liter straight eight and clothed in an aluminum body. Touring of Milan was tasked with creating the design. The Aston Martin DB4 GT was introduced a year later at the London Motor Show and was based on the race winning prototype SP1991. 1959 was a great year for Aston martin as they had won the World....
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1960 Vehicle Profiles

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: DB4/458/L
Engine Num: 370/389

The Aston Martin DB4 was produced between 1958 and 1963 and underwent a variety of subtle changes during that time. This example, chassis number DB4/458/L, is a Series II car, of which only 351 examples were built. ....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: DB4/347/L
Engine Num: 370/367
Gearbox Num: S432/3/444

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....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4/342/R
Engine Num: 370/362

This car is a DB4 Series 2. It is a left-hand drive model and one of a mere 249 SII produced. There is a larger hood scoop and a green exterior paint scheme with matching cream leather interior. It has been well cared for over the years and in its pr....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: 1DDB-4/358/l
Engine Num: 370/487

This 1960 Aston Martin DB4 left the Newport Pagnell factory in England in March of 1961. It was delivered into the care of its original owner who was a resident of Germany. It is a rare and original left-hand drive DB4 that returned back to the facto....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: DB4/287/L
Engine Num: 370/293

The original owner of this DB4 Series II Coupe was Ernest Swigert of Portland, Oregon. The coachwork is by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan and powered by Tadek Marek's powerful new engine. The car was ordered on August 26th of 1959 through North Country....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: DB4/488/L
Engine Num: 370/491

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 un....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: DB4/395/R
Engine Num: 370/390

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 reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Only 45 left-hand drive 1960 Series II DB4s are listed in the Aston Martin Owners Club Registry. The Registry has DB4s in five series to (roughly) define the minute differences in specification.....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: DB4/310/L

This Aston Martin DB4 Series II is an original left-hand-drive, Touring-bodied example. The car was ordered on May 24th of 1960, through English car distributor Charles Hornburg of Los Angeles, California. It was ordered in California Sage Green over....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe

First unveiled at the 1958 Paris Motor Show, the Aston Martin DB4 is a very traditional English grand touring car. With ample room and ample power, it is wrapped in a discreet, yet sporting body by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan.....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: DB4/245/L
Engine Num: 370/243

This Aston Martin DB4 Series 1 is a left-hand drive example that was delivered new via Aston Martin's United States West Coast importer Charles Hornburg. Its first owner was Paul S. Pollack of Los Angeles, California. The factory order recorded that ....[continue reading]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

The DB4 was introduced in 1958 and was Aston Martin's first completely new and modern motorcar following World War II. The coachwork was styled by Carrozzeria Touring and produced by Aston Martin's panel fabricators in Newport Pagnell. The sleek fast....[continue reading]

FastBack Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: DB4/458/L 
FastBack Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: DB4/347/L 
FastBack Coupe
Chassis #: DB4/342/R 
FastBack Coupe
Chassis #: 1DDB-4/358/l 
FastBack Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: DB4/287/L 
FastBack Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: DB4/488/L 
FastBack Coupe
Chassis #: DB4/395/R 
FastBack Coupe by Touring
 
FastBack Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: DB4/310/L 
FastBack Coupe
 
FastBack Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: DB4/245/L 
FastBack Coupe by Touring
 

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Price Comparison

$825-$10,550
1960 DB4
$11,255-$22,745
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Price Range: $10,550 - $11,255

$12,555 - $13,500

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Aston Martin
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)

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