1960 Aston Martin DB4

Lightweight racing car, ex-Lord Downe/Richard Williams/Mike Salmon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Metallic Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Sale of Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
21 May 2011
Aston Martin Works Service
Newport Pagnell,
Buckinghamshire, MK16 9AN
Motor cars: 13:00
Lot No: 331
The ex-Lord Downe/Richard Williams/Mike Salmon
1960 Aston Martin DB4 4.2-Litre Lightweight Sports Saloon
Chassis no. DB4/315/R
Engine no. RSW11
Estimate: £100,000 - 120,000
Footnote:
The desire for competition success was the driving force behind Aston Martin co-founder Lionel Martin's arrival on the scene as a motor manufacturer in 1915; indeed, the 'Aston' part of the name refers to the eponymous hill climb in Buckinghamshire, scene of his earliest successes. For the first few years of its life the firm confined itself to building a handful of racing prototypes, only branching out into series production in the early 1920s. Even then, cars sold to the public were seen as little more than a means of financing the racing programme. Throughout many changes of ownership the company has never lost sight o