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1959 DB4 Series I Saloon

Aston Martin Works

1959 DB4 Series I Saloon - £495,000

Chassis # DB4/168/L
Engine # 370/178

This beautiful and early Aston Martin DB4 Series I was sold new in Paris, France, in October 1959 after being dispatched by the Newport Pagnell factory to the dealer Societe Mirabeau a short time earlier. The options chosen when new were chrome wire wheels and yellow headlamp bulbs.

Just over twenty-five years later in 1985, the DB4 was acquired by someone in France to form part of their Aston Martin collection consisting of several other DB4's, DB5's and DB6's, as well as a DB2/4 MkIII and a 1951 Lagonda DHC.

After reportedly being restored by the Aston Martin specialist Garage Lamy in Paris in 1998, the colours were changed from its original black paint and beige leather combination, to the metallic blue it wears today and black leather.

The collection was dispersed in 2007 and the car was acquired by its previous owner for their marque collection, and as before, the car saw very little use.

Recently patriated to the UK, Aston Martin Works retrimmed the interior in beige leather in 2018 and the cars original engine has been rebuilt.

This early DB4 is in very good condition and benefits from a new interior and freshly rebuilt engine. All it needs now is an enthusiastic owner to enjoy it.

Description

£495,000 Chassis # DB4/168/L Engine # 370/178 This beautiful and early Aston Martin DB4 Series I was sold new in Paris, France, in October 1959 after being dispatched by the Newport Pagnell factory to the dealer Societe Mirabeau a short time earlier. The options chosen when new were chrome wire wheels and yellow headlamp bulbs. Just over twenty-five years later in 1985, the DB4 was acquired by someone in France to form part of their Aston Martin collection consisting of several other DB4's, DB5's and DB6's, as well as a DB2/4 MkIII and a 1951 Lagonda DHC. After reportedly being restored by the Aston Martin specialist Garage Lamy in Paris in 1998, the colours were changed from its original black paint and beige leather combination, to the metallic blue it wears today and black leather. The collection was dispersed in 2007 and the car was acquired by its previous owner for their marque collection, and as before, the car saw very little use. Recently patriated to the UK, Aston Martin Works retrimmed the interior in beige leather in 2018 and the cars original engine has been rebuilt. This early DB4 is in very good condition and benefits from a new interior and freshly rebuilt engine. All it needs now is an enthusiastic owner to enjoy it.

Brand : Aston Martin

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  • 1 J 046

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In 1955, Sir David Brown moved Aston Martin to Newport Pagnell and later introduced Aston Martin Works, setting the company on a path that never wavered in the pursuit of uncompromising excellence, innovation and understated style.
 
Over 60 years later Aston Martin Works continues to operate from the same legendary Newport Pagnell facility where 13,300 cars were once hand-built and has become a world-famous exemplar for the British sports car marque.
 
Discover our sales showrooms, extensive aftersales service, restoration and production facilities with original tools and unrivalled craftsmanship; not only used to build icons but meticulously maintain them. From scheduled servicing to authentic restorations, accident repairs to our unique Assured Provenance program, Aston Martin Works offers the most comprehensive levels of expertise and service.
 
In 2017, new car production restarted at Aston Martin Works with the limited production DB4 G.T. Continuation. An authentic recreation of the coveted 1959 original built to factory lightweight specification, each of the 25 examples is a blend of old-world craftsmanship and modern techniques. Following this, 19 DB4 GT Zagato Continuations were built in 2019, forming one part of the DBZ Centenary Collection and in 2020, production continues with the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation. Formed of 25 examples, the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation will re-create the legendary Silver Birch DB5 that found fame on the big screen, complete with an array of functioning gadgetry.