1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Superleggera Coachwork, Designed by Touring Chassis No. DB4/305/R Engine No. 370/339 An Extraordinary Example Ideal for Immediate Vintage Touring & Concours Display Desirable SII Coachwork – Amongst the Purest DB Designs 1 of Only 249 DB SIIs Originally Constructed Interesting Period Hill Climb History Supported by Original English Registration Book Verified by Build Sheet & Aston Martin Service Record Retains Original, Matching-Numbers Engine • Upgraded to Vantage-specifications - 4-Liter DOHC, Triple SU Carbureted Currently Fitted with 5-Speed Manual Transmission; Factory Unit Included Recent Mechanical Restoration by Renowned Specialists Kevin Kay Restorations Accompanied by Extensive Dossier(s) of History, Mementos, & Servicing Records Eligible for Numerous Global Events Participant in the NSW AMOC Ringwood Park Hillclimb, Copperstate 1000, Quail Motorsports & Going to the Sun Rallies A Cherished Example, Offering Many Opportunities for its Next Caretaker Classically proportioned and instantly recognizable from the moment of its introduction, the Aston Martin DB4 established a look that would survive, with minor revisions, until 1970. At its launch in October 1958, the DB4 marked a major turning point for post-war Aston Martin as it was completely designed and engineered from a blank slate. Moreover, it was the first Aston Martin to carry Carrozzeria Touring\'s \'Superleggera\' coachwork. The result was a car whose sleek lines were described as \'unmistakably Italian and yet... equally unmistakably Aston Martin.\' According to its Aston Martin build sheet and Service Work log, chassis number DB4/305/R was completed in early 1960 for home market delivery to Alan Stross, a textile merchant in Yorkshire, England. First registered in June 1960, the DB4 wore Peony Red paint over Black Conolly leather and was fitted with a power-lock differential. The Saloon would receive factory engine enhancements, including a modified front bearing and oil passages, machined pistons and rings, elevated oil pressure and valve cover breathers at 195 recorded miles. Shortly after, it would also receive two factory transmission replacements, including gearbox number S.432/3/494 on 11/11/1960 – which accompanies the vehicle today. A factory notation records Car took part in Competition Castle Howard, September 1960. The Castle Howard Hill Climb was supported by the Yorkshire Sports Car Club (Y.S.C.C.) from April 1960-1962. The Hillclimb took place September 17, 1960. The DB4\'s early recorded ownership can be found in the vehicle\'s original English Registration Book. The car would move south and remain relatively local, until 1975 when Verge Hagopain acquired DB4/305/R and exported the Saloon with him to sunny Southern California. Fortunately, the car carries substantial records from invoices, MOT discs, photographs, and documented change of ownerships. In 1981, the car\'s color was changed to Silver-Gray and later Dark Blue Metallic in 1987. The Series II DB4 was later acquired by a new caretaker, Michael Braysher in mid-1980\'s and would remain under his ownership for the following 20+ years, while treated to diligent mechanical and cosmetic refurbishments and upkeep. In 2007 the Aston Martin was exported to Australia by its next custodian. This Series II DB4 was said to have been enjoyed on the open roads, and reported to run soft, loud and satisfying. In 2008, it participated in the Aston Martin Owners Club Australian National Meeting - New South Wales Ringwood Park Hillclimb. Seeking to bring the car back to its best cosmetic and mechanical condition, while not erasing the originality and patina, the native Australian later commissioned a sympathetic restoration by the noted Hills & Company restoration shop in Taree, New South Wales. Carried out from 2010-2011, with specialist work including a repaint of the original Touring Superleggera bodywork to period appropriate Silver B
|Listed Price||$439,500|| |
Excluding price changes of less than $100.
At DriverSource, we specialize in the unique needs of the automobile aficionado. Whether you're searching for a collector car or need a fine-tuning by a race-trained technician, we can assist you in every facet of ownership.
You can be sure your prized automobiles are safe and secure in our custom-built storage facility and looking their best with our show-quality detail service. With our convenient location, DriverSource is fast becoming a popular destination in the motorsport world.
That's because we understand - and share - your passion for cars. At DriverSource, our world revolves around your wheels.