1963 Aston Martin DB4

Series IV 4.7-Litre

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Aston Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This DB4's accompanying copy build sheet reveals that it was first registered 'OKA 1' on 19th February 1963 and served as a demonstrator for J Blake & Co Ltd, 110 Bold Street, Liverpool. It is probable that the Aston was driven by Jack Reece, Blake's managing director at that time and a capable Formula 3 and Cooper-JAP driver who also entered the Monte Carlo and Tulip Rallies. 'OKA 1' featured on many of his cars. The Aston was delivered equipped with the overdrive gearbox, chromed wire wheels, heated rear screen and Motorola radio with power aerial, and was finished in Fiesta with black Connolly leather interior. The DB4's next owner was R H Williams of Beddgelert, North Wales who exchanged it for his ex-Monte Carlo Rally DB2/4. He later exchanged the DB4 for a DB6 Volante (see copy of Mr Williams' letter to this effect on file).
Exported to the USA (date unknown) the car comes with a California Department of Motor Vehicles document stating that in 1979 the keeper was Norman Wol