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The Aston Martin DB2 was offered for sale for more than five years before Aston Martin began contemplating a new successor. The all-new DB4 took more than three years to be finalized, and would be launched to the public at the 1958 London Motor Show. Considered the first truly modern Aston sports car, the 1958 Aston Martin DB4 saw development in every major component of the car; there was never any thought of compromise by using carryover parts from previous models. General manager John Wyer, chassis designer Harold Beach, and engine designer Tadek Marek, would be the key players in the development of this exciting new era of Aston Martin production. As such, the classic 1958 DB4 would be the first to be manufactured completely in the modernized Newport Pagnell factory. An unanticipated consequence of this change, however, was that longtime Aston stylist Frank Feeley declined to move to the area, which forced Aston Martin to seek outside design help. The styling and body construction were that of Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. In total, 1,185 examples for the DB4 were produced between 1958 and 1963. The Series 1 DB4 (October 1958 to January 1960) saw a total of just 149 cars completed. Of these, approximately 73 were left hand drive for export.
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Today, the 1958 Aston Martin DB4 is well loved by collectors and enthusiasts alike. Simple bumpers without over-riders and a rear-hinged, front opening bonnet characterize these early Series 1 examples. The first 50 examples also had no window frames on the side windows. This would cause whistling at speed, however, and frames were added to later models to combat this. If you’re thinking about buying a 1958 Aston Martin DB4, you’ve come to the right place to learn more and to explore valuable Buyer’s Tips. Within the DB4 range, the early models are often the most valuable. As such, always be sure to compare engine and chassis numbers to Aston Martin records to ensure that you know exactly what you’re going to be purchasing. As with any classic car of this age, rust and overall condition also plays a role in the value. Be sure to have any potential purchase inspected by a qualified Aston Martin specialist. The Beverly Hills Car Club team can help connect you with an expert in your area. These are just a few of the many Buyer’s Tips for the 1958 Aston Martin DB4 that the team recommends to clients and friends.
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