First shown at the 1959 London Motor Show, the DB4GT was described as Britain’s fastest passenger car. A thinly disguised competition car, which could be raced on Sunday and driven to the office on Monday.
The DB4GT differs significantly from the production DB4, in having a shorter wheelbase and a competition developed engine amongst other improvements. The improved power to weight ratio of the DB4 GT, proved competitive in period when pitched against contemporary Ferrari and Jaguar competition models, campaigned in International Sportscar racing. Driven by luminaries Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Innes Ireland and many other legendary drivers, the DB4GT set a new bench mark for Aston Martins, competing from the front of the grid. Homologated in period for International Sports Car Racing, a number of DB4GTs are now successfully campaigned in prestigious historic races, including the Classic Le Mans and Goodwood Revival meetings.
Chassis 0157/R, the car we are proud to offer was built and delivered to its first owner in 1961, unusually fitted with occasional rear seats and finished in Dubonnet Rosso. Reportedly owned for a short period in 1962 by legendary comedy actor Peter Sellers, 0157/R subsequently became the ‘star car’ featuring in the 1963 British film 'The Wrong Arm of the Law’, featuring Peter Sellers himself. Whilst filming, the car was returned to Aston Martin with a damaged engine and rebuilt with a new block to 4.0 litre capacity, which remains installed. After immortalisation on celluloid, 0157/R was driven in a limited number of UK club events in the hands of its next owner, before relocating with the next owner to New Zealand in 1985.
Returning to the UK in the late 1990s, 0157/R was entrusted to well-known UK marque specialists for a complete ‘body off’ restoration by new enthusiast owner Kevin Regan, being completed in 2003. Featured in Octane magazine, November 2003 issue, when pitched against a Ferrari 250 SWB, this superb car has since been part of an extensive UK based Aston Martin collection. Professionally housed and occasionally driven on weekends, whilst being regularly attended and serviced.
With just 75 DB4GT constructed and well chronicled in various AMOC journals including ‘The Aston Martin DB4GT', published by Palawan Press, the DB4GT's place in the pantheon of historic sports racing cars is clearly defined and we are delighted, to bring to market this exceptional example.
Complete with it's interesting and well chronicled history, supported with a comprehensive history file containing build records, early factory service records, a Heritage certificate, maintenance invoices and a photo record, of the restoration and detailed historic dossier of 0157/R, conducted by Aston Martin historian and author Steven Archer.
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I’ve been in business working with classic cars for over 30 years. Mostly, my experience is with classic British sports cars from the 1950s onwards, such as Aston Martin, Jaguar, AC, Austin Healey, Lotus, Triumph, MG, Morgan, but over the years .....
La restauration de cette Aston Martin a été effectuée par la carrosserie Lecoq dans les années 90, un dossier de photos et de factures de la restauration est fourni. Equipée d'un allumage électronique, de la climatisation, de roues Borani, d'une boîte 5 vitesses et d'un toit ouvrant Webasto, .....
Factory records show that this incredibly rare DB4 was returned to Aston Martin on several occasions for servicing and various works up to September 1980 when it was purchased by a gentleman from mainland Europe who then dry stored the car for over 35 years.
Reference Number AW250516
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 2DR
..Factory Left Hand Drive
..Car is thought to be Only DB4 w/
..With Front Vent Windows from/
..From Factory as Special Ordered
..Factory Build Sheet and/
..Service Records at Dorset UK
..Engine Replaced by Factory at Dorset UK
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This RHD Series-3 car was sold new to a client in Gambia in July 1961.
It came with the following non-standard options: overdrive. chrome road wheels, oil cooler, wing aerial, and rce silver peak no. plates.
In August 1985 this car was known to come into the hands of a next UK owner who kept it in .....
One of only five Series IV saloons fitted with the twin-plug GT engine and overdrive and the only example in RHD.
It retains its original registration number and remains in its correct Caribbean Pearl colour
RS Williams maintained since 1977. Engine rebuild and upgrade to 4.2 litres in April 2
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This superb Aston Martin was delivered to its first UK owner on the 6th June 1960. the car has had only three owners from new and has remained in the UK throughout its life. A genuine "all matching numbers car" as confirmed by the build data from Aston Services Dorset. The car is in concours condition .....
A wonderful opportunity to own this stunning Aston Martin DB4 convertible series V. This car has had a recent total body off restoration by ourselves and is powered by a 4.2 engine to Vantage specification complete with the must have overdrive and electric windows.
One of just 70 cars produced .....