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1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT For Sale

  • 1960
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom

Description

One of only 45 RHD cars produced from a total of 75 examples of the beautiful competition variant of the Aston Martin DB4, the DB4 GT that was formally introduced in September 1959 at the London Motor Show. The new competition car was based on the race winning prototype DP199/ 1, and that same year Astons took the World Sportscar Championship title. The GT prototype won its first outing at Silverstone in May 1959 on the Bank Holiday weekend in the hands of Stirling Moss

The DB4GT was developed for increased performance by making it shorter, lighter and more powerful. In order to save weight, the wheelbase was reduced by 13 cm (approx. 5 inches). Altogether, weight was reduced by 91 kg (200 lbs), and the engine was extensively modified, featuring a higher compression (9:1) twin plug cylinder head and breathing through triple twin choke Weber 45 DCOE carburettors. Power output was outstanding: 302 bhp at 6000 rpm, a useful increase from the claimed 240 bhp of the standard car and qualifying the GT as the most powerful British car of its era. Maximum speed was 153 mph with a zero-to-sixty time of 6. 1 seconds. It was also one of the first cars that could go from standstill to 100 mph and then brake to a dead stop in under 20 seconds ? a tribute, in part, to its upgraded Girling braking system, as used on Aston?s competition sports racers of the era

Our motorcar was supplied on the 19th of August 1960 to Mr J B Swift of Trentham, Stoke on Trent. Mr Swift sold the motorcar in 1963 to Mr H Chambers who was its custodian for the following year. In 1964 this DB4GT began its illustrious racing career under the stewardship of Mr R J Duncan, an Ulsterman who in that same year won the Kirkiston Ulster 500. The Aston returned to England in 1969 & was most successfully campaigned by well-known historic sportscar racer John Goate, notably winning numerous events held at Silverstone, Le Mans & Spa Francorchamps

In 1986 the Aston moved to the USA & under the auspices of Mr Murray Smith, it continued its winning ways, culminating in a 1st place at the Aston Martin Festival at Monterey in 1989. The second placed car, also a DB4GT was driven by none other than Stirling Moss! In 1993 our DB4GT returned home to the UK and later resumed its racing career in 2003 with Tarek Mahmoud, the motorcar having been maintained without regard to expense by respected Aston Martin specialists Goldsmith & Young. The DB4GT is presented with the following documentation, held in two large files

Factory build sheet, original Green/ buff log book/ registration, original drivers instruction hand book, extensive maintenance history from new, MOT certificates dating back to 1985 and previous FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form

Dylan Miles Ltd are proud to present for sale this outstanding and important DB4GT with its superb historic racing history, restored over an 18 month period with a no expense spared and completed in late 2015 with a 100 point ?body off? restoration by marque exponents Aston Engineering to the exact DB4 GT full road specification as originally manufactured together with the added benefits of a 4. 7 Litre lead-free specification engine and electric power steering

Supplied with a complete photographic record and detailed invoices of the restoration, this highly significant Aston Martin is offered with two large historical chassis files and a copy of the collectible Palawan ?Aston Martin DB4GT? book numbered to this cars chassis number

Dylan Miles Ltd

Dylan Miles Ltd

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Vehicle location

12-16 London Road Tunbridge Wells
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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Region:
Kent
Reference number:
C1645606
Listed on:
14/07/2024
Model:
DB4
Year:
1960
Seller type:
Dealer

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