1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113

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Lot 224
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon
Registration no. YWM 805 Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113

£ 160,000 - 200,000
US$ 210,000 - 260,000
Withdrawn
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon
Registration no. YWM 805
Chassis no. DB4/1034/R
Engine no. 370/1113

Footnotes

  • This DB4's accompanying copy build sheet reveals that it was first registered 'OKA 1' on 19th February 1963 and served as a demonstrator for J Blake & Co Ltd, 110 Bold Street, Liverpool. It is probable that the Aston was driven by Jack Reece, Blake's managing director at that time and a capable Formula 3 and Cooper-JAP driver who also entered the Monte Carlo and Tulip Rallies. 'OKA 1' featured on many of his cars. The Aston was delivered equipped with the overdrive gearbox, chromed wire wheels, heated rear screen and Motorola radio with power aerial, and was finished in Fiesta with black Connolly leather interior. The DB4's next owner was R H Williams of Beddgelert, North Wales who exchanged it for his ex-Monte Carlo Rally DB2/4. He later exchanged the DB4 for a DB6 Volante (see copy of Mr Williams' letter to this effect on file).
    Exported to the USA (date unknown) the car comes with a California Department of Motor Vehicles document stating that in 1979 the keeper was Norman Wolfson, then in 1984 a Gene Butters, then in 1986 Jerry Lee Forney and then a George Thatcher of Indian Wells, CA who sold it via the trade to Ray Cleall of Seaford, East Sussex in 1988. In September 1989 the DB4 was registered to Paradise Garage and in 1991 was sold to a Mr Fenn of Bournemouth (following a road test/report carried out by R S Williams) described as in superb order.
    RSW and Aston Service Dorset looked after the DB4 for Mr Fenn up to its sale in 2004 to RSW from whom it was purchased as a restored car in January 2005 by the current titled owner. The restoration incorporated many mechanical and other upgrades at the owner's personal request, including an engine rebuilt to 4.7 litres capacity and 'unleaded' compatibility; latest specification clutch; rebuilt and upgraded gearbox and overdrive; aluminium radiator and cooling updates; headlamps upgraded to highest specification; high output alternator and a heavy duty battery pack. The car was repainted in Aston Green and re-trimmed in Connolly Autolux light tan hide with green carpets. Improvements made to the interior include sound proofing; a Recaro seat on the driver's side; concealed music system with CD pack in boot; satellite navigation with European compliant traffic information; radar system; and a voice activated telephone and tracker system. A particularly neat touch is the James Bond-style 'ejector seat' button in the gearlever knob, which in actual fact switches on the navigation and music systems. Other noteworthy features include door mirrors, bonnet straps, chromed 'GB' badge, rear lap belts, boot-mounted fire extinguisher, First Aid and spare bulb kits (in the boot), and a Magnalight clipped inside the glove box.
    Some 5,000 miles have been covered over the course of the last seven years, during which period the DB4 has been back to R S Williams for general servicing and maintenance, most recently in February 2012. Presented in beautiful condition, this comprehensively upgraded DB4 comes with a substantial file containing the aforementioned documents, photographs of the restoration, a large quantity of old MoTs and tax discs, Swansea V5C and MoT to February 2013.

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1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB4/1034/R Engine no. 370/1113
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