1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
Location: United Kingdom
Built and delivered new in June 1960, finished in Sea Green with Black hide, this outstanding DB4 Series 2, is a great tribute to the care and attention, extended by its previous owners, in maintaining and preserving this exceptional example.
The Series 2 DB4 is distinguishable by the high scoop bonnet profile and pressed alloy grille, shared with the DB4GT model and it’s appropriately termed, ‘cathedral’ tail lamps and arched rear wing profile. Beautifully proportioned this early DB4 is as originally imagined and designed, by Italian Carrozzeria ‘Touring of Milan’. Entitled Superleggera, this design principle formed the basis of Aston Martin’s golden age of car production, for a further 11 years.
Body-off restored and engine overhauled in the late 1980’s by highly regarded specialists and continuously maintained thereafter. A substantial number of receipts and invoices contained in this car’s history file, attest to the care and maintenance carried out by its successive owners. Passing hands to its third long term owner in 1997, chassis No:- 355/R was purchased after an exhaustive search, to find an original factory specification and 3.7 litre example, as the car remains today, with a known history.
Subsequently, DB4/355/R, has recently been subjected to a bare metal re-paint in its original colour and the interior completely re trimmed with Connolly Vaumol Tan hides. New Wilton carpeting and a new headlining in period correct material were simultaneously, tailored and fitted. Highly original and with matching numbers, this exceptional car has been regularly serviced and maintained by our ourselves for some years and when not being driven, stored in a climate-controlled environment.
A delight to drive in its original specifications and beautifully presented, in delightful colour Sea Green, the highly detailed and extensive history file accompanying the car includes early restoration details, photography and copious invoices covering many years, from renowned Aston Martin specialists. Also contained within the file, is copy of the original build sheet, previous MoT certificates and a former owner’s concise history, of DB4/355/R from 1960 to 2013.