Aston MartinDB4 Series II LHD
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series 2; original LHD example finished in Silver over Red and complete with original matching-numbers engine.
The Aston Martin DB4 was revealed to the public in September 1958 at the Paris Motor Show, The DB4 was the first car to be complete made at the new factory at Newport Pagnell that would continue to be the home of Aston Martin for more than a half a decade.
Production of the DB4 ran from late 1958 to June 1963 and within this time there were a number of derivatives and series, although according to Aston Martin, there was only ever a DB4 and DB4 GT model officially produced. A five-series system for identify DB4s is generally applied today, even if it is always worth remembering that the hand-built cars often came with subtle differences even within the same series.
Series 1 and 2 cars came with ‘cathedral’ rear lighting, as opposed to the individual triple lights of the later series, with a key styling change being the introduction of the ‘bar’ style front grille for series 4 and 5. Even with such variation only 1110 DB4s were produced in the 5 years of production, including just 70 convertible examples.
The car we are offering is a stunning Series 2 DB4, of which there were only 350 produced in total, this being an incredibly rare original left-hand drive example. The vehicle was supplied new to the Mr. Marvin Johnson for a price of £2,170 in May 1960 complete with factory options such as chrome roadwheels, twin wing mirrors and Avon Turbospeed P tyres.
The car then enjoyed long term-ownership in the state of California, clearly benefitting from the rust-free environment. This DB4 then changed hands and returned to Europe to take pride of place in a large collection in the Netherlands, again enjoying both long-term ownership and the very best in maintenance.
Finished in a stunning combination of Silver over Red, this Series 2 remains one of the most beautiful DB cars produced and is in very good condition in all aspects. Complete with its original matching-numbers engine, this is one of the finest DB4s available today and will only continue to gain further appreciation from enthusiasts and collectors alike.