1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series 2
6cylinders online, 12sp
M 4 gears
2 SU HD8 carbs
243 hp at 5,500 rpm
A Grande Dame of the automobile that we haveleaving his barn during 2016.
Chassis number: DB4/459/L
Original engine number: 370/402
Delivered new in the color Dubonet Roseau (burgundy metal) and a beige leather interior.
Demonstration vehicle from Garage Mirabeau French importer of the time, personal car of "Md Annie Soisbault" owner of the garage, tennis champion and recognized car racing driver.
The vehicle was returned to the factory to be fitted with an overdrive gearbox, a suitable gear reduction rear axle and an engine oil cooler.
Resold by Md Annie Soisbault on 12/18/1964 the second owner kept it until 2016.
Sales invoice from the Mirabeau garage in support, at the time of this sale it totaled 53,000 km at that time.
All maintenance invoices are present in the file.
Having driven very little over the last 20 years, it has to date 121,000 certified original km.
At the time, we took care of getting the vehicle back on the road, all of the mechanics are exceptional for a car of this age (engine/box/axle etc.).
The entire vehicle is very healthy, including its underbody and body reinforcement tubes.
History of the model
1958, Aston Martin caused a sensation at the London and Paris motor shows by presenting the unprecedented DB4.
It is she who founded the modern era of the firm and who will create, with its derivatives, the highly valued image of the brand.
It was the first Aston Martin built in the Newport Pagnell factory (Buckinghamshire), formerly Salmons and Tickfords.
Under the hood of the DB4 hides an aluminum twin-shaft in-line six-cylinder engine.
Designed by Tadek Marek, this archi-British mechanism bears a striking resemblance to the six-cylinder Jaguar XK. Super square (92 x 92 millimeters),
This 3,670 cc unit develops, with two SU HD8 carburettors, a power of 243 horsepower at 5,500 rpm(the model we are offering you has been equipped with three double Weber body carburettors, mounted on the vantage model, we will be able to replace them and reinstall its two original SU HD8s) .
It gives the Aston Martin DB4 a speed of 225 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h in 9 seconds. It is mated to a David Brown four-speed gearbox.
The rear axle consists of a rigid axle, with struts and Watt bar, braking is provided by Girling discs on all four wheels.
Over the years the model was divided into5Series and 4 complementary versions.
AversionVantagewhich offers 255 hp (81 examples produced between 1962 and 1963).
Even sportierGT lighter by almost 80 kg thanks to the use of thinner body sheet and more powerful thanks to compressors and dual ignition which bring the power to 302 hp "the fastest of the DB4s" which ;can reach 245 km/h
(75 copies produced between 1959 and 1963).
The db4 Convertible produced at only 70 copies.
And the famous and desirableDB4 GT Zagato, an even more powerful version than the GT (314) developed and built by the Italian coachbuilderZagato, (19Examples of this version were produced between 1960 and 1962, plus four reconstructions requested by Aston Martin.
It was rewarded in the British Chassis with Italian Bodywork class at the state competition of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille in 2014.
The DB4 model will be produced at1,210 copies, all versions combined.
Production ended in 1963 to make way for the iconic DB5.