1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III : Upgraded Engine and Power SteeringSOLD
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III

Chassis Number: DB4/764/R


Engine upgraded to 4.2 / Unleaded Fuel, Electric Power Assisted Steering, Manual 4 Speed Gear box with Overdrive

The DB4 was launched at the 1958 London Motor Show to a sensational debut: the factory made substantial changes with the introduction to the DB4 making the driving much more pleasurable than the previous model with much improved handling and better driving characteristics. Bodywork was designed by Touring and the building retained the “Superleggera” process of a steel tube frame with an all-aluminium body. The DB4 was a major success for Aston Martin and production continued until 1963. It should be noted that the DB4 was a milestone in the history of Aston Martin that this model was the first car to be built at the company's Newport Pagnell works. Without doubt DB4 is regarded by motoring experts as an iconic motorcar and probably the best sport car of its era.

With a top speed of 140 mph, it was one of the fastest four seaters in the world and was on a par with the best of Italian Grand Turismos. With the decision to have this new model Aston Martin designed by Touring of Milan, delivered slim proportions and outstanding all-round visibility. With the body mounted on a platform chassis, the seats could be set low without resorting to deep sills. The doors, which undercut the windscreen, were wide with frameless windows - no quarter lights and the rear windows opened hinging on their forward edges. An easier access to the rear with its new full width rear seat, past hinged and adjustable front seats.

The series lll models were produced only in 1961, where most of the improvements were hidden to the naked eye, but the principle changes that can be identified are to the rear light clusters which are presented with a polished plate houses the separate indicator, rear/brake light and a red reflector lenses each on heavy polished chrome bases. Optional oil cooler continued from Series ll, selected by 53 Series lll buyers. An additional bonnet stay fitted together with a modified handbrake, clutch cover and brake pedal linkages. A single stalk switch, courtesy switches and an electric tachometer. The heating system was improved with the fitment of 5 rather than 3 demister outlets.

# DB4/764/R was supplied new in September 1961 to Mr Carmichael of Ross-on-Wye via the factory authorized dealer, Brooklands. The factory record shows the sale of the Aston Martin to its second keeper, Weldangrind Ltd of Fulham, London SW6 and then in January 1988 to Geoffrey Baker of Suffolk. Jef Blundell acquired the vehicle in November 2006 and had the engine upgraded to 4.2 Litre spec. by Aston Engineering Ltd of Derby in June 2007 to the tune of £7000. After the engine upgrade the car benefited from an interior refit by Polyfacto of East Sussex and a chassis and body restoration by Phoenix Car Restorations in Surrey, both completed by September 2008. The car was subsequently painted in its current colour of Dubonnett Rosso. The cars engine upgrade and overdrive gearbox offers superb driving characteristics without losing any of its originality or traditional road manners whilst the body and trim restoration retain the sensational looks.

Since the cars restoration in 2008 the current owner has covered less that 3000 miles.

Accompanying # DB4/764/R is a comprehensive chassis file including:

•Manufacturers build sheets and service works
•MOT’s from 1991
•Documented owners from new
•Comprehensive invoices dating back to 1987
•Original Instruction Book

920BCJ is presented in superb order throughout & will benefit from a post sales preparation by an Official Aston Martin Heritage Service Agent prior to delivery. This superb and highly documented Aston Martin DB4 is available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.

Reference Number 207835

as of 11/24/2014

Overview
Car 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III : Upgraded Engine and Power Steering
VIN DB4/764/R 
Exterior / Interior Color Dubonnett Rosso / Tan 
Registration 920BCJ 
Condition Pristine 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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