In 1960, the Aston Martin DB4 would transition from the original Series I designation to that of Series II with a few significant improvements. Unlike the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I, the Series II would see the adoption of opening rear quarter lights made with flat glass rather than curved. You could also distinguish a Series II from the previous model when the bonnet was up, as it was hinged from the front. This feature would continue through to the end of production and through to more modern models. Under the hood, the engine-cooling sump was enlarged and the oil pump was updated. From January 1960 to April 1961, approximately 349 of the Series II models would be produced, whereas the Series I would see just 149 cars completed. If you’re thinking about buying a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I or Series II example, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to assist you in your search for the ideal model whether for restoration, simple enjoyment or show.
The early 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I and Series II examples are some of the most sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts alike, as they represent the beginning on a long era of excellence in British engineering with Italian styling flair. As such, it is imperative to authenticate any potential purchase by verifying engine and chassis numbers against historic Aston Martin production records. It is equally important that you partner with a classic car professional like those at The Beverly Hills Car Club – who can alert you to new Series I and Series II DB4 models coming on the market. Once you’ve found a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I of interest, you’ll want to schedule an inspection with a qualified Aston Martin mechanic who can give you insight regarding the car’s overall condition, authenticity and originality. If you’re purchasing a model for top-to-bottom restoration, look for those that offer the best chassis and body, as you’ll save greatly on restoration costs by choosing the best model you can within your budget. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips for the Aston Martin DB4 that The Beverly Hills Car Club team has learned over the years.
When you’re ready to explore the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I models currently available to you, please do not hesitate to contact The Beverly Hills Car Club today. They are just a phone call away and are always available for consultation regarding your classic car needs. In the meantime, be sure to browse their online inventory to view the classic European and American cars housed in their Los Angeles classic car dealership. Connect today!
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