1962 Aston Martin DB4

Series IV Vantage 4.2-Litre

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • 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: 319
1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon
Registration no. 6292 KC
Chassis no. DB4/940/R
Engine no. 370/985/SS
Estimate: £120,000 - 150,000
Footnote:
'The best all round car, however, is probably the Series IV Vantage with the Special Series engine before the car put on weight to become the Series V.' – Robert Edwards, 'Aston Martin – Ever The Thoroughbred'.
Classically proportioned and instantly recognisable from the moment of its introduction in 1958, the Touring-styled Aston Martin DB4 established a look that would survive, with only minor revisions, until 1970. Designed by Tadek Marek and already proven in racing, the DB4's new twin-cam six-cylinder engine displaced 3,670cc while the gearbox was a new David Brown four-speed all-synchromesh unit. An immensely strong platform-t