Classics, passion for the past

1960 Aston-Martin DB4 GT Recreated

£ 795000

Carrosserie Coupe
Brandstof Petrol
Motorinhoud 4200 cc
Transmissie Manual
Kleur Green metallic
Kleur interieur Black
Bekleding Leather
Stuur Rhd
An exceptional example of the iconic & extremely rare lightweight, high performance version of the Aston Martin DB4.

Originally introduced in 1959, only 75 cars were ever built to this specification.

Featuring bespoke specifications including a shortened wheelbase, thinner gauge aluminium for the bodywork, enclosed headlights – at the heart of these special cars was a highly modified engine, featuring High compression pistons, modified cylinder head with twin spark plugs, per cylinder, twin distributors & triple twin choke weber carburetors.

So iconic were these limited run cars that over the years several ‘continuation’ cars have been built, with latterly Aston Martin Heritage running a small number of GT SWB cars for track use only, & for a limited & invited only group of lucky purchasers.

The car on offer today at Bell Sport & Classic, was originally supplied back in 1960, to a Mr G. Claridge of Berkhamstead in Hertfordshire, as a regular DB4 Saloon.

Originally finished in Peony Red, with White Gold (Cream) Hide, our car went through several owners throughout the 60’s & 70’s, spending many years in the north east of England. The car remained in storage for a number of years with Goldsmith & Young, renown Aston specialists. It was whilst with them, that it found a new keeper in 2002, who decided to undertake the conversion to GT SWB specification.

The conversion work was carried out to the highest standard, under the guidance of John Goldsmith, with the bodywork being removed, and the chassis work all carried out to original SWB GT specifications.

Engine uprated to 4,200 cc with Cosworth pistons, converted to run on lead free petrol
The cylinder head is the correct twin spark GT spec, with twin distributors
Both inlet & exhaust manifolds are the correct type, with new triple Webers fitted
David Brown gearbox has overdrive fitted for driving the car in modern traffic conditions
Correct GT fuel tank fitted in the boot, with spare wheel attached.
Rare set of aluminium brake calipers fitted with a remote servo.
Suspension built to ‘fast road’ spec, with lowered roll centres & adjustable Watts linkage.
Luggage space is equipped with a vintage suitcase & leather straps to secure safely.

This is a car that has been built to exacting standards & represents amazing value today against the potential cost of the original item.
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