Thursday, March 17, 2011

Auction: 1961 Aston Martin DB4 series 3





Some new announcements coming up for Coys Auction in Germany. I found this well-patina-ed 1961 DB4. A lot of buyers are interested in the non-restored cars, but this does not look to be as original as some of the more recent examples we have seen come up. Claims an engine rebuild in 1988.

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COYS AUCTIONS AT THE ANNUAL Techno Classica SHOW AT ESSEN, GERMANY

Collectors Car Auction
Saturday 2nd April 2011 at 14.30

Lot 219 - 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III

Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: DB4/647/R

The famous Aston Martin marque has produced some of the most powerful and handsome post-war high-performance cars in the world. Arguably Britain's first real Gran Turismo worthy of appellation, the DB4 made its debut at the 1958 London Motor Show, to great public acclaim. As a successor to the DB Mk III, it was the first production Aston Martin to use both Tadek Marek's new all-alloy twin overhead camshaft straight-six engine and an extremely elegant aluminium body. It was designed by Touring of Milan and using their Superleggera method of aluminium panels over a lightweight steel tube frame.

Beneath the DB4's sleek and beautifully-proportioned lines, the 3,670cc unit developed 240bhp, while the new platform chassis featured independent coil-sprung wishbone front suspension, a coil-sprung live rear axle located by Watt linkage and parallel trailing arms, also all-round disc brakes. With a top speed of 140mph and 0-60mph in around nine seconds it ranked amongst the fastest grand tourers available. Its Connolly leather and Wilton-carpeted interior ensured that it was also one of the most luxurious.

This well-presented matching numbers DB4 comes to us with good history, copies of the works specification sheet, a works service list to 1964, ownership history and R.S.Williams invoice, including an engine rebuild in 1998 amongst other major work done. Interested parties are advised that this documentation is available in the car’s file. Registered GEL 23, this tax-exempt Aston comes with a UK V5 and is strikingly finished in its original colour of pacific blue with original white-gold leather interior, the same combination as it left the factory 50 years ago. Aston prices, especially those of the DB series cars, have risen considerably and continue to do so. This is your opportunity to purchase the English Ferrari, and surely a must for Aston Martin connoisseurs is this elegant specimen.

Dieser Aston - Klassiker mit matching no.s Motor besitzt eine gute Historie, Kopien seiner Auslieferungs - Spezifikation vom Werk und weitere Dokumente, einschließlich einer Rechnung von R.S. Williams über umfangreiche Arbeiten und einer Motor Revision in 1998. Noch immer in der Lackierung wie bei seiner Auslieferung versehen, ebenso im gleichen originalen Lederinterieur, ist dieser DB 4 eine solide Gelegenheit für Sammler und Liebhaber der feinsten englischen Sporwagen - Marke Aston Martin. Wahrlich der Sportwagen der Königshäuser.

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