Aston Martin DB4 Serie II 1960

Aston Martin DB4 Serie II 1960

Characteristics

Straight 6-cylinder engine, 3.9 l, 240 hp

 

One of the 49 copies manufactured in left-hand drive

The DB4 stands out for its natural class and restrained sportsmanship, it is a true masterpiece of harmony. With its menacing and enticing nose, its fluid low beltline, its large Borani spoked wheels and its sloping back, the Aston DB4 remains one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful achievement of the David Brown era.While the DB2s were closely related to racing cars, the DB4 no longer had much to do with its siblings still competing in races. The chassis gave way to a new, largely reinforced structure of the Superleggera type, on which was placed an aluminium body.The main objective was clearly Grand Tourism, with the notion of comfort now integrated into the specifications, such as the synchronised gearbox and the refinement of the interior.The series II model corrected the engine defects, more specifically cooling defects, that affected the series I model, while maintaining the superb line highlighted at the rear by the so-called « cathedral » vertical taillights, which were replaced on the following series.Undoubtedly the most desirable of the 5 small series manufactured, 1110 copies in total.This car’s bodywork has recently been completely restored in dark blue.It is a « matching numbers » as certified by the British Heritage Trust certificate. It joined our collection in 2019.

Aston Martin DB4 Serie II 1960

Characteristics

Straight 6-cylinder engine, 3.9 l, 240 hp

 

One of the 49 copies manufactured in left-hand drive

The DB4 stands out for its natural class and restrained sportsmanship, it is a true masterpiece of harmony. With its menacing and enticing nose, its fluid low beltline, its large Borani spoked wheels and its sloping back, the Aston DB4 remains one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful achievement of the David Brown era.While the DB2s were closely related to racing cars, the DB4 no longer had much to do with its siblings still competing in races. The chassis gave way to a new, largely reinforced structure of the Superleggera type, on which was placed an aluminium body.The main objective was clearly Grand Tourism, with the notion of comfort now integrated into the specifications, such as the synchronised gearbox and the refinement of the interior.The series II model corrected the engine defects, more specifically cooling defects, that affected the series I model, while maintaining the superb line highlighted at the rear by the so-called « cathedral » vertical taillights, which were replaced on the following series.Undoubtedly the most desirable of the 5 small series manufactured, 1110 copies in total.This car’s bodywork has recently been completely restored in dark blue.It is a « matching numbers » as certified by the British Heritage Trust certificate. It joined our collection in 2019.