1960 Aston Martin DB4

Series II

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    10/1960
  • Mileage 
    18 694 mi / 30 086 km
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Chassis number 
    DB4/475/R
  • Engine number 
    370/467
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This lovely example of an Aston Martin DB4 was originally supplied by Aston Martin agent Brooklands to the first owner, T Howard of Iver in Bucks on 26th October 1960. In fact, a full record of this early history is found in the original log book that comes with the history folder.

Mr Howard later moved to Hamble but the car moved back up to Surrey in 1965 when it was sold to a Keith Fuller.

A keen AMOC member, Fuller participated in club events and was recorded as achieving a couple of creditable results with the car recording 5th in 1969 at Wiscombe and 6th at Curborough the same year.

Later in 1969 the car passed through the hands of a Maurice Perrin of Surrey who later sold the car in the early ‘70’s to a John Northcott of Sussex. In 1977, the car was acquired by the current owner’s Father and it was transferred to the current owner in 1987.

When the current owner took stewardship of the car, it had been unused for a number of years and a programme of gentle refurbishment took place with 2000 marking the major highlights which were:
• An engine rebuild by Ian Moss of Portsmouth where the car was adapted for unleaded fuel and the capacity increased from 3.7 litres to 4.0 litre.
• Bare metal repaint conducted by VRV Automobiles of Felpham
• Bumpers replaced with stainless steel versions from RS Williams

The final elements of the refurbishment waited until 2011 when the interior was completely renewed and the car’s electrics rewired. The owner's commitment to this car is seen from his reaction to concerns about the car when considering to put it on sale. Local Aston Martin specialist, Bill Goodall of Newlands Motors, undertook some underbonnet refurbishment and addressed some typical rectification in the chassis/sill area - an investment by the owner of around £20,000!

The result is a DB4 that an enthusiast would want to own – over 40 years with the one family, refurbished with affection and proudly owned.