The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Aston Martin DB4. We make the process of selling your Aston Martin DB4 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The DB4, by British car maker Aston Martin, is one of the most iconic sports cars of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. It was the next incarnation of the DB line, following the DB Mark III. However, it looked radically different than its predecessor, because it had an entirely new body designed for it, by coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring from Milan.
The new body was a lightweight tube frame called the “Superleggera.” The design and building techniques were Italian, but the heart of the car was British. Its looks and performance made it a hit at its 1958 debut at the London Motor Show.
The engine was a 3.7 L (3670 cc/223 in³) inline-6 engine with a head and block made of cast aluminum. The engine unfortunately had a tendency to overheat, but that did not seem to deter buyers. Perhaps that is because it could pump out an impressive 240 hp and it had a top speed of 140 mph. The 0-60 mph speed was a fast 9.3 second, when tested for The Motor magazine in 1960.
The car was assembled at the Newport Pagnell factory in Buckinghamshire, England. 5 different series models of the DB4 were made. Each had its own unique look. The DB4 Convertible was introduced in 1962. It had body styling similar to the saloon touring car. It had a top speed of 136 mph. The lightweight DB4 GT had a 3.8 liter engine with 2 spark plug per cylinder, two distributors and 3 Weber carbs. It had a top speed 151 mph (243 km/h) with a 6.1 second sprint to 60 mph (97 km/h). The Vantage was notable for its 266 hp engine. A small number had a high performance engine and were called the Vantage GT.
1110 DB4 cars were made in total. Some of the most rare include the convertibles, of which only 70 were ever made. Few still exist. The Vantage GT only had 14 total cars made and only 19 DB4 GT Zagatos are still in existence, making them an exceedingly rare and valuable cars.