1962 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible
"Possibly the prettiest car ever built by Aston Martin, this is a rarer car than the DB4GT, only 70 having been made, all of them in the fourth and fifth series." Original Aston Martin DB4/5/6 by Robert Edwards.
"In drophead or saloon form, the DB4 is the best driver of the sixties DBs...The DB5 is best-known as 007's gadget-laden runabout in James Bond films, but Charlie Croker's DB4 convertible in The Italian Job was arguably cooler." Classic Cars magazine, 50 Cars to Buy before You Die, September 2008.
This handsome DB4 convertible dates from November 1962 when it was supplied by HW Motors to its first owner, Mr G M Roberts of Thomas Christie & Co. Ltd in Aldershot, Hampshire. Factory records show it as a 1963 model finished in Snow Shadow Grey with blue leather Connolly hide upholstery and a matching dark blue Everflex soft top. Later owned by a Mrs Mary Evans in Wales, it was acquired by the current owner, a well-known British screenwriter, in 1982. During that time the car has been used sparingly, with maintenance entrusted to renowned specialist Ian Mason (who uprated engine capacity to 4 litres in the late 1980s including a new block) whilst a further £75,000 has been spent more recently on a comprehensive overhaul. A quantity of maintenance invoices accompany the motor car together with factory chassis records and UK registration. Ready for use 'as is' but equally suitable for future improvement, this DB4 convertible is very keenly priced and will be serviced by Aston Martin Works Service prior to delivery.