- 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series 2
- Fresh from a nut and bolt restoration
- Fabulous history file going back to new
- Desirable ‘Series 2’ model with ‘Cathedral’ lights
- Matching numbers example
The Aston Martin DB4 was unveiled at the London Motor Show in 1958 and was the first of the very successful DB4/5/6 line up, featuring elegant coachwork designed by Touring of Milan, Italy. The handmade aluminium bodywork panels were mounted on a steel tube frame using the Superleggera (meaning super light) method of construction. Fitted with all round disc brakes, the DB4’s were powered by an all-new six cylinder aluminium twin overhead camshaft 3670 cc engine designed by Tadek Marek and developed around 240 BHP at 5500 rpm.
Performance was a reputed top speed of 140 mph and 0-60 in 8.5 seconds coupled to a new gearbox designed by Aston’s owner, David Brown. Of all the post war Astons, the iconic DB4 remains one of the most admired and recognisable shapes of all time and the blueprint for the DB5 and DB6.
THIS MOTOR CAR
This 1960 DB4 Series 2 – chassis number DB4/361/R was purchased new by Sir Robert Huntley CBE and used to tour Europe in six months prior to returning to New Zealand where the car remained until late 2014. During the European tour the car visited Paris and the 1960 Paris street map is still with the car along with a programme for the 1960 Le Mans race which the car attended.
On returning to New Zealand the car was featured in a newspaper article showing it was timed at around 140 mph in the Canterbury Car Clubs flying kilometre championship in October 1960. In 1970 the car changed hands and the original handbook had to be found and sent to the next keeper by the original owner. A letter in the file shows that this was quite a task! This handbook is with the car today and signed by the six previous keepers. The car also appeared in various newspaper articles and magazines over the following decades.
In 2015 the car began a 4-year restoration and this was completed by Tudor & Black in 2019. Now finished in Caribbean Blue with grey hide, the engine has also been upgraded to Vantage specification with larger HD8 SU Carburettors.
Also Included is a very comprehensive history file which goes back to the 60s together with a mileage report showing the 83k miles on the speedo to be correct.
Optional two year warranty available with this car