Produced from late 1958 through mid-1963, the Aston Martin DB4 would become a highly favored departure from the earlier, more upright DB2 road cars produced by the company throughout the 1950’s. With design cues that would carry the company through the 1960’s, 1970’s and beyond, the DB4 is highly collectable in the classic car market today. Its predecessor, the Aston Martin DB2, had been on the market for more than five years before the company started contemplating a successor, and it would take three years for the all-new design of the DB4 to be finalized. Unveiled at the 1958 Paris Motor Show, the 1958 Aston Martin DB4 Series I was highly regarded as a great feat for the small but well known British manufacturer. Boasting a completely new platform chassis, disc brakes all around, and a brand new 3.7L six-cylinder engine, the DB4 Series I would feature a wonderful fastback body designed and styled by world-renowned coachbuilder Touring of Milan. Although the Series I designation was not originally authorized by the Aston Martin company, it would become common nomenclature over the years to distinguish between several variant that would come down the line throughout production.
One of the reasons that the 1958 Aston Martin DB4 Series I was revolutionary for the time was the use of Touring’s Superleggera method of construction by which alloy panels were fixed to a tubular frame connected to a very strong platform chassis. Not only did this give the car great rigidity, it was quite advanced for its era. The 1958 Aston Martin DB4 Series I also holds the distinction of being the first production car capable of accelerating from 0 to 60pmh and the coming to a complete stop in less than 30 seconds. It also claimed to reach 100mph in 21 seconds. These achievements would put Aston Martin back in competition with other European sports car manufacturers of the time. The DB4 Series I was only available in fastback Coupe form. A Convertible example would be introduced at the London Motor Show in 1961. By the time the DB4 ended production in 1963, there were five distinct series. If you’re thinking about buying a 1958 Aston Martin DB4 Series I, The Beverly Hills Car Club team would be delighted to help you find the model that best suits your needs. They have compiled various Buyer’s Tips throughout this website and welcome you to connect with any of their team members today to learn more about the options currently available to you.
In total, approximately 1,185 Aston Martin DB4 models would be produced, of which just 149 were considered Series I models (October 1958 to January 1960). Let The Beverly Hills Car Club team help you secure one of these exceptional classics. They are just a phone call away and look forward to hearing from you soon!
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