1959 Aston Martin DB4

Works Service Project 'DP2155

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Aston Racing Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Read the Classic Driver driving report on this car: http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/magazine/3600.asp?id=14580
Bonhams Auction of Aston Martina and Related Automobilia
Aston Martin Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
22 May 2010
Automobilia at 10:30
Motor Cars at 14:30
Design Project 'DP2155', The Works Service developed
1959 4.7-litre Aston Martin DB4 Works Prototype
Registration no. UAW 707
Chassis no. DB4/207/R re-designated DP2155
Engine no. 370/682
Estimate: £280,000 - 320,000
Footnote:
Early in 1990 former Aston Martin chairman, Victor Gauntlett, and the General Manager for Service and Parts, Kingsley Riding-Felce, discussed the possibility of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd purchasing a DB4 for restoration within the factory Service Department (Works Service). However, this was to be no ordinary restoration, for the project was to incorporate a number of significant developments and ideas to make a unique and interesting motor car.
In March 1990 a DB4 in poor condition, chassis number