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1963 Aston Martin DB4 SS


The DB4 Series V Vantage is one of the rarest and most desirable of the DB family with only 50 cars built in this final incarnation of the DB4. Indeed, the original 'James Bond' car used in the filming of Goldfinger was a DB4 Series V, as they look virtually identical to the DB5 which at that time was not quite ready. 

One of the most notable developments in the DB's development arrived with the introduction of the 'Series IV' in September 1961, when a 'Special Series' (SS) or 'Vantage' engine became available as an option. The 'SS' incorporated a 9.0:1 compression ratio, larger valves, and triple SU HD8 carburettors, producing 266bhp at 5,750rpm, a gain of 26 horsepower over the standard unit. Almost all DB4 Vantages were built with the faired-in headlights of the DB4GT. 

This particular car has just 4 owners on its original brown logbook and its most recent owner has had it since 1981. It has always been correctly maintained and kept in full running order. I've just completed a 100Km test drive and and the car behaved beautifully. 

The accompanying copy guarantee form shows that chassis number '1179/R' was originally built with the Special Series (Vantage) engine '1161/SS' and left the factory finished in Black Pearl with Terracotta Connolly leather interior. That original engine was replaced at some time with another Special Series engine ('1037/SS'), which the car retains to this day. 

Cars like this do not come to the market very often and is really for a collector that understands importance and heritage.

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