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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Superleggera

Restored, Matching Numbers Example. A Timeless, Gentlemen's Classic.

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VIN DB4/528/R
Exterior Color Aston Martin Racing Green
Interior Color Tan Leather
Mileage 76585 Miles
Engine 3.7 Litre Inline 6 Cylinder no. 370/542
Transmission 4-Speed
Status Sold
Stock FJ893

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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
s/n DB4/528/R, engine no. 370/512
Aston Martin Racing Green with Tan Leather

When it was first unveiled, the Aston Martin’s DB4 was a tremendous step forward for the firm, and represented a technologically and aesthetically impressive car that has now reached cult status for collectors and casual enthusiasts alike. Much of this has been fueled by the substantially similar DB5’s association with James Bond, but many seasoned collectors prefer the compact dimensions and purity of the early DB4. From a technological standpoint, the car was quite impressive, with an all new 3.7 liter twin-cam inline-6, disc brakes all round, and rack and pinion steering. The bodywork, by Touring of Milan, is achingly gorgeous, and constructed in their famous Superleggera style of aluminum skin wrapped around small tubes.

This particular example is a restored example that presents very nicely. The current owner purchased the car in August of 2007, and has had much mechanical sorting work performed, including rebuilding the carburetors, restoring the fuel tank, performing some rebuilding work to the transmission including replacing the synchros, rebuilding the starter, rebuilding the water pump, replacing the valve cover gaskets, adjusting dwell and timing, installing and adjusting the choke system. The total for this work was over $15,000.

Cosmetically, the car is in very nice condition. The paintwork was completed to high standards and remains very nice, with only a few small blemishes. Close inspection reveals a few small bubbles, but the paint is excellent overall. The body is very nice, being straight with very good gaps. The chrome is very good as well, with very light pitting only. The glass and lights are excellent as well.

The interior is striking and has been comprehensively restored to include upholstery, carpets, dashboard, and headliner. The leather is excellent throughout, and the carpets are high quality and fit well. The dashboard was included in the restoration and is excellent, including the leather dash top and instruments. The steering wheel has been beautifully restored, and the car retains its correct type visors.

The trunk has been nicely restored with high quality wool carpeting, and the car includes a 5th matching spare. The engine compartment is very clean and tidy, and is nicely detailed throughout. The underside makes an extremely strong impression, being very solid and very clean throughout. Structurally, the car is excellent, and this impression is confirmed by the excellent performance from the chassis. The car handles well and tracks straight, both on and off the brakes. A recent inspection reveals that some attention is required to the braking and fueling systems, though the car was found to be in excellent order structurally.

Overall, this is a high quality driver that is fundamentally sound and presents very well. It does have a few mechanical needs for its next enthusiastic owner, but represents an excellent example with no significant cosmetic needs and the hardest work associated with a restoration already complete. The car comes with service records from the last few years.

 


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