Bonhams Auction - Aston Martin and related Automobilia
Aston Martin Lagonda Works Service
17 May 2008
Aston Martin motor cars 15:30
The DB4 GT is, with the exception of the Zagato, arguably the most sought after of the David Brown Aston Martin road cars. Only 75 were built between 1959 and 1963, and this un-restored example, which has seen relatively little use, remains in quite exceptionally original condition.
The GT was, of course, a high performance development of the DB4 sports car that had debuted at the London Motor Show in 1958. The new car’s competition potential had been recognised from the outset, and the factory lost no time in developing a lightweight version suitable for racing, the resulting DB4 GT debuting at the 1959 London Motor Show. The model had already been proven in competition earlier that year when the prototype (‘DP/199’) driven by Sti