1962 Aston Martin DB4

Series IV

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Californian Sage Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

DB4 chassis number '920/R' was first registered on 16th April 1962 by J Blake & Co, 110 Bold Street, Liverpool and on the 26th of that month was sold to Dr A R D Adams living at 18 Menlove Gardens, South Liverpool. Dr Adams moved to Leicestershire in 1969 and in April 1972 the Aston was sold to Geoffrey Smith, who passed on to his son, the current vendor, in 1979.
Dr Adams was the Principal of the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool. Always addressed as 'Dr Adams', he spent many years in Africa and was a keen shot, accumulating many trophies. He owned several Aston Martins, both pre- and post-war models. At around 25,000 miles he knocked a hole in the DB4's sump (while attending a shoot). Blake's stripped the engine, which was found to be OK, fitted new big-end shells as a precaution and replaced the damaged sump. In 1965 Dr Adams crumpled the O/S front wing and panel, which were replaced by Aston Martin, and in 1969 did the same to the N/S front wing. The factory replaced t