The early DB4 Aston Martins, such as the 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series I, are characterized by their simple bumpers without over-riders and by their rear hinged, front opening bonnet. Offered on a brand new platform chassis that was engineered under the watchful eye of Harold Beech, the 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series I also boasted a beautiful aluminum body designed and styled by Touring of Milan, Italy. Under the hood, a powerful and all-new 3.7L six-cylinder engine would catapult the car to notable success. In fact, the early Aston Martin DB4 Series I was the first production sports car to go from 0 to 60mph and then to a dead stop in under 30 seconds. Despite early problems with overheating, the Aston Martin DB4 would see production through 1963; during which time five distinct variations or series were produced. The Series I models were manufactured from October 1958 to January 1960, with approximately 149 models released. Today, it is estimated that around 100 examples continue to be in existence.
When buying a 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series I, rarity, overall condition, authenticity and originality play a great part in the car’s value. While you’ll find models of all conditions, there is something to be said about purchasing a fully restored example, as restoration for these early Series I models can be quite costly. Whether you’re looking for a top-to-bottom restoration project or one that is a pristine original, you should always seek to purchase the best condition DB4 Series I that you can within your budget. Doing so can save you thousands of dollars in restoration and repairs down the road. Similarly, you should always ask the sellers for any documentation they have regarding the car’s history this can give you great insight into how the car was treated over the years. It goes without saying, however, that one of the biggest Buyer’s Tips for any classic of this age and value is to ensure that you have authenticated the car as authentic. This can be achieved in a number of ways; matching engine and chassis numbers seems to be the most accurate way.
For more information on the 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series I models currently available to you no matter their condition or location please do not hesitate to contact The Beverly Hills Car Club team today. Specializing in American and European classics of all makes, models and conditions, their team has the resources needed to help you find the classic Aston Martin you’ve been dreaming of. Connect today to get started! They look forward to hearing from you soon and to earning your trust and business.
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