Rare $1M Aston Martin Up for Grabs
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The model, a competition variant of Aston's DB4, was formally introduced in September 1959 at the London Motor Show and was based on the race winning prototype driven to victory at Silverstone in May 1959 by the great Stirling Moss.
Inside, the car was fitted a luxurious Connolly leather interior with Wilton wool carpets. The car reportedly handles like a race car and does 153 mph, with a naught to sixty time of 6.1 seconds. These performances are achieved by the use of the 302 bhp alloy twin-cam 3.7 liter straight six engine. It was also one of the first cars that could go from standstill to 100 mph and then brake to a stop in under 20 seconds.
During the total restoration carried out in the 1994-1995 period, the following performance and safety aspects were added:
- “Blueprinting” of original engine to FIA specs
- HD suspension components
- Competition brake pads
- Dunlop Racing Tires on Dayton wire wheels with forged steel hubs
- Enlarged alloy front-oil cooler & brake cooling ducts
- Safety 4-pt bolt-in roll bar with seat harness brackets
- Bonnet air-intake cover & rear air exit venting
- Driver’s side bonnet bug-deflector in alloy bracket
- Front & rear tow hooks
- Large racing oil cooler
- Custom alloy oil & water overflow tank
- Weber carburetor cold-air box with front facing air duct tubing.
- “ATL” racing fuel tank, bladder & foam
- Conservative front & rear fender widening to accommodate 6 X 16” road wheels and racing tires (6.00-16")
- Five pound fire extinguisher
- “Cibie” 5" driving lamps.
- Racing master electric cut-off switch in rear quarter-window
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