First launched in 1958, the Aston Martin DB4 would see five distinct variations throughout its production, which lasted until 1963 when it was replaced with the iconic Aston Martin DB5. The 1962 Aston Martin DB4 is part of the Series IV, which was manufactured from September 1961 to September 1962. Unlike previous Series III models, the 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV would boast a barred type of front grille with vertical bars rather than the old egg box style, as well as a significantly lowered air scoop on the front bonnet. Under the hood, a much-needed oil cooler was added, which can be identified by the intake under the front bumper. Series IV DB4 models also market the release of a Convertible version of the DB4 although it would use an extended chassis that would become standard on the Series V models in late 1962. If you’re thinking about buying a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV, the Convertible version often fetches twice the price of the traditional fastback Coupe-style models.
The 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV (and other model-years) is well known for its design and performance, and for being the basis for future iconic Aston Martin classics like the DB4 GT Zagato, the Lagonda Rapide, and the illustrious Aston Martin DB5. Although the DB4 was heavier, larger and costlier than the DB Mark III, it was the first truly modern Aston Martin and is very popular today because of it. When buying a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV, always attempt to find the best condition example you can within your budget. Interestingly, one of the biggest telltale signs of accident damage to these Series IV models is the rear bumper. The early bumpers were not fitted with inset red reflectors because the brake lights, indicators and reflectors were mounted on a polished recessed plate. Because these early bumpers are difficult to find now, your eyebrows should raise if you see a DB5-style bumper with reflectors (which are easier to find) on one of these early DB4 models. This is just one of the many Buyer’s Tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club is happy to share with their clients and friends. Learn more by connecting with their team today.
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