Historic Aston Martin DB4 Rediscovered After Over 30 Years

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This is the first Series IV Aston Martin DB4 ever produced - and now it's looking for a new home.

If you're looking for a new restoration project to occupy you during lockdown, this decaying Aston Martin DB4 is for you. For the last 30 years, this historically significant Series IV DB4 has been sitting in storage gathering dust and rust. Only around 1,200 Aston Martin DB4s were built between 1958 and 1963, but what makes this example so special and worth preserving is that it's the very-first Series IV model that rolled off the production line in 1962.

After the previous owner returned from Vietnam in the 1970s, he went to work at a local body shop. He agreed to help repair his boss's car and was gifted the Aston Martin DB4 in return.

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He had the car towed home and planned to restore the grand tourer, but never got round to it. Consequently, the DB4 was parked in a barn where it remained in storage for over 30 years until it was recently rediscovered.

As you can see in the photos, it's not in great condition. A significant amount of rust has tarnished the lightweight body designed by Carrozzeria Touring in Milan and is begging to be restored back to its original glory. Under the hood, this DB4 retains its original 3.7-liter engine that originally produced 240 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.

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When it was new, the DB4 became the world's first production car to achieve 0-100-0 mph in under 30 seconds. The DB4 also has plenty of racing pedigree spawning the track-only DB4 GT, which is being reborn by Aston Martin as a Continuation car along with the DB4 Zagato.

The latter is limited to 19 examples and is being sold with the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato as a pair for $7.8 million. This historic DB4 costs a lot less than that however: Gullwing MotorCars is currently selling it for $325,000. That's more than a brand new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, but this is a rare opportunity to save an important car from Aston Martin's history.

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