Barn Find Aston Martin DB4 Convertible Heading for Bonhams
The car has been recovered and is heading for the auctioneer’s block at Bonhams, where it should fetch a pretty penny.
Richard Truesdell of AutomotiveTraveler has taken the time to break down the history of this very rare model into easy to swallow chunks. This jewel in the rough has had three previous owners and shows 60,000 miles on the odometer. The original engine is gone, but the lump under the bonnet is a factory unit, which was installed in the late 1970s.
When it was new, the car came with a Tadek Marek-designed 3.7-liter DOHC aluminum straight-six that produced 240 horsepower mated to a David Brown all-synchromesh four-speed manual gearbox. Disk brakes were fitted to each corner, as were Girling tires.
The convertible will be sold in its barn find condition, so expect endless hours of fun sourcing parts and doing repairs, with the end result being one of the coolest cars on British roads.
Earmaked for auction on May 21st, auction experts expect the car to go for between £80,000 and £140,000, which is around $130,000 to $227,000. The Bonhams sale notes that this particular car has flown under the radar all its life, never being registered with the Aston Martin Owners Club. The DB4 was received an MOT back in 1979 and has stayed in dry storage ever since.