2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L

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2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation

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2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation
Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L

4.2-Liter DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Triple Weber 48 DCOE 9W Carburetors
331bhp at 6,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*One of just 25 continuation DB4 GT's built by Aston Martin
*Modernized and FIA compliant safety features
*Exquisitely handbuilt at Newport Pagnell and improved to incredible standards
*Eligible for a number of vintage racing events



THE DB4 GT CONTINUATION

Soon after taking over the marque, Sir David Brown's efforts began a golden age for one of the most coveted brands in the whole of motoring, Aston Martin. Success was achieved both on the racetrack, culminating in an overall victory at Le Mans, and on the road with the DB series of production vehicles helped establish the firm's vaunted status.

Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin's spiritual home, was the epicenter of this grand renaissance. After it became understood in the early 1950s that the company would soon outgrow the current factory located in Essex, a new location for a larger facility would be needed in order to fulfill Brown's vision. In 1954, the Salmons Coachbuliding Works was purchased, and Aston Martin would occupy this land in Buckinghamshire ever since. An inspired acquisition, the coachbuilders had been in business for over a century and in the motoring age finished bodies for a variety of luxury marques including Rolls-Royce, Daimler, and Alvis. It was with this experience that Aston Martin would refine itself into the brand we know today.

The last series production vehicle to be completed at the Newport Pagnell facility, a Vanquish S, rolled off the assembly line in 2007 and since then, the site has been home to the Aston Martin Works. Here, the specialists offer the opportunity for owners of classic Aston's to receive unrivaled restorative work in addition to parts and servicing. With all of the necessary tools and equipment onsite, soon a goal emerged to once again complete a series of low volume, new cars built from the ground up. The highly desirable and hallowed DB4 GT seemed to be the perfect candidate for the Aston Martin Works Team to tackle. With a homologation commitment remaining unfulfilled for over 40 years, it was decided for a continuation series of vehicles to reach the promised production figure of 100 units. As it had previously stood, just 75 original GTs were made in period with an additional 19 Zagato bodied examples being finished soon after.

The 25 Continuation Series cars would be built to the rarest and most sought-after lightweight specification. Differentiating themselves further from the wheelbase and motor modifications of 'standard' GT's, Lightweights features heavy use of aluminum throughout the vehicle, hole drilling in key areas, and deletion of several comfort features unnecessary for competition such as the radio and windshield washer fluid reservoir. In order recreate a vehicle that has been out of production for half a century, Aston Martin studied both extant examples of GT's using the most precise 3D scanning methods available, and cross referenced the data with surviving technical drawings to get the best possible model. Unsurprisingly, the hand-built originals were never truly identical to one another and additionally it was discovered that all of the chassis from the real DB4 GTs possessed a slight kink.

Thanks to advances in modern manufacturing techniques, the inconsistencies and 'flaws' from the originals have been corrected in the Continuation models. Today, Aston Martin is able to produce these DB4 GT's to much higher tolerances, and as such, details like panel gaps are far better than what was capable in the 1950s. Furthermore, the paint is of an exquisite quality and efforts extended to even hand painting the external battery cut off symbols. Additional horsepower is an area few in the hobby can complain about, and Aston Martin delivered by punching the DOHC Inline-6 up to 4.2 liters of displacement. While the accessories around the motor such as the carburetors remain faithful, the output of the motor is now a thoroughly respectful 331hp. Aston Martin also went through the effort of beefing up other components within the drivetrain and suspension to make them robust enough to handle many hours on the track. Safety is another area of welcome improvement, and the continuation cars feature FIA compliant roll cages, seats, and fuel system. These modernization features are perhaps the most important as they provide a level of confidence and usability to the cars for their owners. Consequently, the Continuation series have been made welcome within the world of vintage racing and are compliant for a number of global events.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Delivered new to an incredibly fortunate Texan, DB4GT/0205/L wears a svelte Moonbean Silver exterior with a traditional single stripe of a different shade. Inside, rich, dark red leather swaths the racing buckets, door cards, and transmission tunnel. The sales invoice additionally lists a number of other specification details including: spotlight exterior lighting, electric steering, heater system, and headrest embroidery. Further items requested were a spare wheel and tire with spinners and a spare axle.

With under 100 miles present on the odometer, it is apparent this Aston Martin has been sparingly used since leaving Newport Pagnell. As a result, the vehicle appears factory fresh with little to no signs of use present anywhere on the vehicle. Outside of the modern cage and buckets, one is transported back to the mid-century sitting behind the wheel of this painstakingly assembled vehicle.

Further documentation on file shows correspondence with the EPA in order to achieve a racing exclusion necessary to import the Aston Martin onto our shores. With the heavy lifting already completed on the regulatory side of things, the next owner of this DB4 GT will be ready to take on the calendar of vintage racing events at legendary circuits like Road America, Watkins Glen, Sonoma, and Sebring. Campaigning this racer provides the best of both worlds by alleviating the worry of damaging a rare original all while experiencing a brand new and improved classic.

With only 25 completed, the opportunity to purchase a Continuation GT does not arrive often. This exquisite example is ready to tackle the racetrack with its next lucky owner.

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2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
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2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
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2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation <br /> Chassis no. DB4GT/0205/L
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