Part of the Series II designation (1960 to 1961), the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II brought about the first significant improvements to the DB4 line, many of which were under the hood. Externally, one of the only ways to differentiate a Series I DB4 from a Series II DB4 is by the adoption of opening rear quarter lights made with flat glass rather than curved. Also, if a Series II is displayed with the bonnet up, you’ll find it hinges up from the front. It was also fitted with upgraded front brake calipers. Under the hood, the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 would see it’s sump enlarged from 14 to 17pints and the oil pump was also updated. This assisted in engine cooling. An oil cooler was also offered as a factory option, denoted by a scoop under the front bumper, and was only added to a handful of cars at the time. In later years, many were retrofitted to offer the much needed oil cooler. Overdrive and electric windows were other available options. Of the 1,185 examples of the Aston Martin DB4 that were manufactured, it is estimated that only 349 were Series II examples. Series III would be introduced in April 1961.
Though the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I was much larger, heavier and costlier than the classic Mark III that the range replaced, it is regarded as the first truly modern Aston Martin and is very popular because of it. If you’re thinking about buying a 1960 Aston Martin DB4, The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to explore the resources throughout this website. Here you’ll find valuable Buyer’s Tips and insights to make your search for a classic Aston Martin as smooth and successful as possible. Perhaps one of the main Buyer’s Tips that their team can offer for the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 is to ensure that you take the time to find the best example you can within your budget, particularly if you’re planning a restoration. With fewer than 350 Series II examples produced, finding parts for the 1960 DB4 can be tedious and costly. Finding the best example available within your budget can save you thousands in the long run not to mention valuable restoration. As with all classics of this era, rust is also very important in the value of the DB4. If you’re purchasing a pristine example, don’t settle for rust damage. If you’re looking for a model for restoration, a little rust should not deter you, but the asking price should reflect the overall condition of the car.
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