In 1958 the all new Aston Martin Db4 was debuted at the London Motor show. The engine was a Tarek Marek design, a 3670CC unit with DOHC , producing 240bhp. Aston Martin employed the famous Italian coach builder Carrozzeria Touring for its Supperleggera lightweight Aluminium body construction.
This particular Aston Martin DB4 Series 1 is one of approximately 73 original left hand drive variants built, supplied new in Snow Shadow Grey with a red connolly leather, optional extras included a set of fully chrome road wheels and a continental spares kit. The car retains it original engine and chassis with the gearbox being replaced in 1959 under warranty by Aston Martin as per the works build sheet. Delivered new to the bay area of California, the first owner kept the car for the first 10 years of its life.
The car would stay in California and pass through a couple more owners until 1994 when it was bought by a French custodian end exported back from the USA to Europe. The car has always been maintained well but never restored and represents a very rare original example of the most desirable 1st series Aston Martin DB4 in left hand drive configuration.
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The car is a very honest example of a very rare and sought after first series DB4, being a fantastic candidate for an original driver or a restoration.
The car has been maintained in running condition and starts with ease. The engine bay is tidy and retains it correct and original unit that it was produced with in 1959.
The car is the ideal candidate for either a sympathetic restoration or simply to use as is. The interior boost the original red connolly leather that is consistent with the condition of the car.
The 550 Maranello marked Ferrari's return to a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout for its 2-seater 12-cylinder model, 23 years after the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. When realised the car commended great reviews with the likes of Nikki Lauda saying “You can forget the 512. No comparison. This is the first modern Ferrari, and the first I would really want to own.”
This wonderful, original Super specification 356 has spent its whole life in California and more recently Nevada. As confirmed by the Factory Certificate of Authenticity, it was delivered new in its current colour combination of black paintwork with black interior trim, a rare combination at the time. It was also fitted with the chrome wheel option from new. Correct Hella spotlights adorn the nose of the car, whilst the interior boasts original headrests and a Nardi wood-rimmed steering wheel.