1962 Aston Martin DB4

From Cotswold Classic Car Restorations
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Reg. Date
Year 1962
Mileage 55,051
Engine Size 4000
Type
Doors 2
Colour Green

The DB4 was introduced at the London Motor Show in October 1958. The coach work was designed by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, Italy. Body construction is to 'Superleggera' specification, which means a lightweight body of light alloy construction around a small diameter multi-tubular framework, the whole mounted on a steel platform chassis. The new 3,7 litre, six cylinder twin overhead camshaft, all alloy engine was designed by Tadek Marek. It first ran in 1956 and was raced in the DBR2.

There are five series of the DB4, with various improvements and styling alterations. Just over eleven hundred cars were built in all. The DB4 series IV, was introduced in September 1961 and remained in production for just over a year until October 1962. During this period approximately 260 cars, including 30 drop heads were constructed. The series IV features revised rear lights recessed in to the body and shares the same bonnet air scoop and grill, with 7 vertical bars, as the DB5. Another benefit of the series IV model is the enlarged engine sump to a capacity of 21 pints.

This particular car was supplied new by Messrs Brooklands in 1962. There is an extensive document file which shows thorough and regular maintenance service throughout the cars life. Included is documentation of the Aston Martin DB4 having a complete engine rebuild to 4.0 litre and unleaded specification from Aston Engineering of Derby as well as gearbox and suspension rebuilds from the same experts. In 2003 the car was the subject of a comprehensive cosmetic upgrade with a repaint, new upholstery, carpets and re-chroming. Recent works on the car has continued the tradition of careful and thorough maintenance of its condition. This particular DB4 on the road drives beautifully and is eager to please its occupants with genuinely a wonderful driving experience. If you are seeking such a rare beauty then please register your interest with us ASAP as we guarantee you one thing for sure, this car will be snapped up fast!



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