Aston Martin DB4 GT

FOR SALE: Aston Martin DB4 GT

Aston Martin DB4 GT for sale

Price: £695,000
Year: 1959
Make: Aston Martin
Model: DB4 GT
Engine: 4.2 Liter 6-Cylinder
Transmission: David Brown 4 Speed Syncro
Exterior Color: Light Grey
Interior Color: Red Leather
Mileage:
Location:
Offered By: Trofeo Cars
Contact Name:
Phone: ‭+44 (0) 7798 764467
Email: alastair@trofeocars.com
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Vehicle Description

An exceptional and rare DB4, restored and rebuilt to full GT specification.

A racing legend.

Chassis no.: #DB4/813/R

Engine no.: #370/804(799)

The DB4, the new supercar of that era, was launched in September 1958 at Garage Blondeau in Paris, which was Aston’s largest dealer outside the UK. Rumour has it that at that time, Marcel Blondeau told John Wyer, (Aston Martin General Manager and Race Team Manager) that his clients wanted an Aston GT with two seats so they could take on the Ferrari 250 GT that kept winning the Tour de France.

Whilst in Paris, Wyer had already convinced David Brown to start the GT project using Ted Cutting to design it. It was a busy time for Aston Martin, particularly as David Brown was keen to concentrate on the new Lagonda.

The DB4 GT was produced during an era when all the main companies in this specialist market were offering the best that their designers and engineers could produce and which ultimately paved the way for the modern supercar. When the GT was launched, it was the fastest passenger sports car available and could be driven on the road or the track. The DB4 GT was firstly a GT racing initiative and secondly a road car.

In the period 1959-63 only 98 DB4 GT chassis were built. There were 75 standard-bodied DB4 GTs, a prototype, one by Bertone, two Project cars and 20 cars bodied by Zagato. This stunning DB4 was restored and rebuilt to full GT specification by John Goldsmith of Goldsmith and Young in 2011/2012 and has had one owner since, having covered less than 2,500 miles.

Immaculately finished in light grey with red leather interior, Ridgard (RS4) racing seats, Securon 4-point harness seatbelts and red carpets. The full specification is detailed below.

Engine & Transmission

  • 6-cylinder Tadek Marek designed engine, bored to 4.2 litres.

  • DB4 GT specification twin plug cylinder head.

  • Twin Lucas DMBZ6A distributors converted to electronic ignition (Lumenition) with original copper core HT leads.

  • Triple Weber 45 DCOE carburettors.

  • Remote oil filter conversion to use modern filter (Mocal).

  • Full flow oil cooler with braided hoses.

  • Electric fan conversion.

  • Output likely to be approx 320 – 340BHP.

  • David Brown 4 Speed syncro gearbox.

  • Stainless Steel exhaust system including skid guards.

    Fuel System

  • GT spec polished aluminium fuel tank (110L) to FIA approval.

  • GT Spec twin fuel filler caps.

  • GT spec spare wheel carrier mounted over the fuel tank.

    Suspension & Brakes

  • Koni SP2 front shock absorbers.

  • Rear telescopic shock absorber conversion with Koni 80-1350 dampers.

  • Lowered rear roll centre (lowered watts link centre pivot point) for reduced body roll during cornering.

  • Solid steering rack mounts for increased steering response.

  • Uprated front ARB.

  • Girling 4 pot calipers fitted front and rear.

  • GT spec twin master cylinder pedal box with bias bar.

  • Drilled and lightened pedals.

  • Hanging throttle pedal conversion.

  • 16” chrome steel wire wheels with painted centres.

  • Pirelli P6000 tyres (215/65 R16).

    Body & Trim

  • Series IV DB4 converted to GT Spec – 5 inches shorter, removed from behind the b-pillar, boot floor updated to GT spec and spare wheel well removed.

  • 6-point roll cage mounting points installed (cage not fitted).

  • De-bumpered and bumper holes deleted.

  • GT spec lightweight aluminium side strakes.

  • Lightweight polycarbonate rear quarter windows and rear screen.

  • Front tow point mounting.

  • Lightweight HVAC fan conversion.

  • Securon 3-point harnesses.

  • Ridgard RS4 bucket seats.

  • Stack Electronic tacho replacing original mechanically driven one.

  • Mohair headliner.

  • Battery isolator switch mounted behind driver’s seat.

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