But you can now save it from neglect!
As part of its "Second Century Plan," Aston Martin is putting a few of its most iconic models back into production for a limited run of continuation cars. The program began in 2017 with the DB4 GT, the predecessor to the modern-day 2021 Aston Martin DB11, and has since moved on to the most icon Aston model of all, James Bond's DB5 from the movie Goldfinger. All of these cars are built in extremely limited numbers and each cost several million dollars due to the immense amount of work that goes into assembling them.
It is rare that any of these cars go up for sale secondhand but the first-ever DB4 GT Continuation model ever built has now come to market. The car is being sold by Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, the same place where it was originally built. Not only is this the very first example from the Continuation program but it is also being sold with delivery miles only on the odometer.
You read that correctly, someone took delivery of this magnificent creation and proceeded to never drive it. We find it hard to believe that a person living out there could take one glance at this stunning car and never get behind the wheel to see how it feels on the road but perhaps the next billionaire owner will be less neglectful to it. The next owner will hopefully fire up the 4.2-liter straight-six engine, which sends 342 horsepower to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission with a limited-slip differential.
This particular car is painted in Snow Shadow Grey with a hand-painted triple stripe in black, white, and black as well as white meatballs on the hood and doors. Each car was hand-assembled using a blend of modern and old school building techniques, retaining the originality while also improving on the car for a new era.
"Painstakingly hand-built here at Aston Martin Works, the historic home of the brand since 1955, this particular car is special not only by virtue of being the first Continuation car built for a customer but also, today, for having such a low recorded mileage," said President of Aston Martin Works, Paul Spires. "I'm sure it will attract very significant interest from potential owners around the world, and I very much look forward to seeing how and where it begins its racing career in due course."
The car is likely not street-legal but if you can afford the asking price, you can afford to rent a racetrack to drive it. Aston Martin Works has not published an asking price but we are sure the original owner will be handsomely rewarded for taking delivery of this car and never driving it.