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This Immaculate 1960 Aston Martin DB4 4.2 Will Almost Make You Bond, James Bond

Okay, so James Bond drove an Aston Martin DB5 in the early Bond movies, but it was this Aston DB4 that led to the looks of the DB5, and it was the first all-new Aston following the takeover of the company by industry giant David Brown in 1947.
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And without the DB4, there is no DB5, so there you have it.

This amazing specimen of the model has but 29,000 miles (47,000 km) on the clock and comes with a numbers-matching 4.2-Liter DOHC Inline-Six, triple SU carbs, performance camshafts, a four-speed manual and is decked out in the critically Bond-esque silver metallic paint.

The finishes include red leather upholstery, stylish black 16" wire wheels, upgraded 4-wheel power disc brakes with Wilwood front calipers and a driver-friendly aftermarket oil cooler.

To make certain no one questions the lineage of your Aston, it also comes with a huge stack of build sheets and service records and a correct tool kit.

This 1960 Aston Martin DB4, a left-hand-drive Series II model, was ordered by its first owner in Oregon in 1959 and delivered during April 1960. Metal repairs and a repaint were done in the early 2000s, and at the time the owners undertook a rebuild of the DOHC inline-six.

The wood-rimmed steering wheel compliments the interior finishes. Smiths instrumentation - including a 160-mph speedometer and a tachometer - are presented along with gauges to read out amperage, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and fuel level. 

This example was meticulously rebuilt by Motorman Engineering of Hertfordshire, England, in 2002, for a price that came in at $27,000 USD (£20k) and and included an increase in displacement from the original 3.7 to 4.2-liters.

Should you be a man or woman of some means, you can consider owning this spectacular example, but bidding is already north of $305,000 USD on Bring a Trailer.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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