1962 Aston Martin DB4 “Series IV”
Aston Martin of Dorset records visits to 1968, with new clutch fitted at 59,195 miles
Autosport Design – 2007 major service, new wiring, Steel Wings handling package (steering, suspension, brakes), tires, R134 A/C system, alarm system, fire extinguisher, paint and bodywork, 2007 (alarm and fire extinguisher removed now)
Steel Wings – 2011 overhaul brakes, replaced many engine and gearbox seals, repairs to clutch and exhaust
Aston Martin of New England – 2015 complete mechanical service $1,600 US
Interior described as “pleasantly patinated” and believed to be original, but likely re-dyed at some point. It was not noted as replaced during the work in 2007.
Currently we are going over the car and doing some light cosmetic work, as well as examining the bumpers (in transit from Vancouver) to see if they’ve been restored. The DB4 looks very aggressive and “DB4GT” like without them, which we really like, but probably appeals to a wider audience with them back on the car.
We are also trying to source an original period correct radio and will remove the JBL system currently in the car. It works beautifully, but I feel detracts from the 1960s feel.
The steering wheel has fractures in the metal and thus we’ve decided to replace it with a correct Aston Martin Heritage OEM wheel, handmade, but with the black “arms” instead of polished aluminum. They look fantastic in the DB4 and were apparently an option in 62.
The Series IV cars are significantly better looking than the previous three series and are more in tune with the DB5. Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera of Milan, Italy designed the bodywork and fabrication techniques on these DB4 & DB5 Astons completely in aluminum, hence the “under license” badge under the hood and the “Superleggera” badges on the hood.
Overall this DB4 drives incredibly well. We’ve had it out for a good fifty miles with no heating issues. It does not smoke and idles extremely well once warm. There is something about driving a DB4 that reminds me of a Gullwing. They feel lighter than you’d imagine and pull away strongly under acceleration. The engine noise is wonderful and the disc brakes make it a lot safer than the Mercedes.
DB4/905/R has been well-maintained, both cosmetically and mechanically over the past 55 years. It would be perfect for events, long road trips and summer car shows. It currently shows just 82,837 miles, which we believe are accurate and original. The odometer works perfectly and condition matches the mileage. We have owned a number of DB6, DBS V8 Vantage over the past few years and this car is by far the best driving of them all.
Factory build sheet available upon request.
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