1963 | Aston Martin DB 4 Convertible Vantage
DB 4 Serie V Vantage Convertible
Vehicle detailsVehicle data
Make Aston Martin Model DB 4 Model name DB 4 Convertible Vantage Year of manufacture 1963 Body style Convertible Body detail Convertible Power (kw/hp) 196/266 Cubic capacity (ccm) 3,670 Cylinders 6 Steering Right (RHD) Transmission Manual Drive Rear Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Red Manufacturer colour name - Interior colour Black Interior material Leather Rechtslenker
- 1 of 14 Series V cars produced with SS engine and RHD
- One of the rarest Aston Martin road car of the David Brown era
- Part of an important Aston Martin collection
The DB 4 was perhaps the finest compromise which Aston Martin ever achieved between exceptionally high-quality and high-performance, exceptionally lavish finishing and yet properly contained overall size and weight. It was the first AM with Carrozzeria Touring's 'Superleggera' bodywork, in which light alloy panels were fixed to a framework of light-gauge steel tubes welded to a platform chassis. The result was a car whose sleek lines were described as 'unmistakably Italian and yet... equally unmistakably Aston Martin'.
The DB 4 was developed through five series. The final (5th) Series, manufactured between September 1962 and June 1963, was built on a 3½" longer wheelbase and was fitted with 15" wheels, an electric radiator fan and the DB 4 GT-type instrument panel. One of the most notable developments was the “Special Series” SS (or Vantage) engine that became available as a factory build option. The SS incorporated a 9.0:1 compression ratio, larger valves and triple SU HD8 carburettors, producing 266bhp at 5,750rpm.
Our car is one of only 14 right-hand drive Series V DB 4 Convertibles produced with the SS engine and is one of the rarest Aston Martin’s of all time. Supplied new on the 1st July 1963 by C Williams to John Marsh Esq of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Factory records show that the car has had only 4 previous owners. In the last years this car was part of an important Aston Martin Collection.
Combining Aston Martin's traditional virtues of style and performance with the joys of open-air motoring, the DB 4 Convertible Series V Vantage is one of the most sought after and highly prized motorcars available for sale today. With the exception of the Zagato, the DB 4 Series V Convertible is the rarest Aston Martin road car of the David Brown era.
6-cylinder inline engine (SS specification), 266 hp (fact. spec.)
Condition & Registration
Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 236873 Dealer Vehicle-ID: 6937
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