Aston MartinDB4 Convertible 'Vantage'
1963 Aston Martin DB4 convertible; 1 of just 21 Series 5 examples with Special Series engine finished in Fiesta Red over Black.
Revealed at the Paris Motor Show in September 1958, the Aston Martin DB4 was the first car to be entirely produced at Aston Martin new home and factory of Newport Pagnell. With a production run that would last until June 1963, the DB4 was a car that to this day remains one of the most important and beautiful cars in Aston Martin’s history, with iconic models such as the DB4 GT and Zagato assuring the models revered status.
In the 5 years of production, there were a number of variants created within the DB4 family, two of which have already been outlined, but with total production of just over 1,000 cars, each of these remain extremely rare to this day. Today, DB4s can generally be divided into the 5 series, although these are not officially stated by the factory and there are slight variants within each series.
Key stylistic changes from Series 1 to Series 2 were the introduction of window frames and a front hinged bonnet, where series 3 saw the car gain triple individual rear lights and a move away from the cathedral strip lighting of 1 and 2. Series 4 and 5 were to benefit from the new ‘horizontal bar’ grille, with the series 5 being distinguishable from the former due to a longer body and raised roofline, as well as ‘closed’ headlights now being offered on non-Vantage saloons.
One of the rarest and most beautiful variant of the DB4 was the convertible version, which was introduced late in 1961. In total, only 70 cars were produced, 30 of these being series 4, with the remaining coming in the later series 5 guise. The car we are proud to offer to market is a series 5 DB4 convertible complete with special series engine, making it just 1 of 21 cars produced of its type. Finished in Fiesta Red over Black hide, the car wants for absolutely nothing, presenting in fantastic condition in all areas, having recently enjoyed a full mechanical overhaul to complement the exceptional paint, trim and roof.
This DB4 has enjoyed long-term ownership and in-turn the very best of maintenance and care, seeing it compete in a number of AMOC concourse events. In addition, the original special series engine on the car has been upgraded to 4 litres, making this one of the very best examples in existence, let alone on the market. The DB4 remains one of the brands most iconic and important cars with this convertible an extremely rare opportunity to invest in the history of Aston Martin.