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The 1962 Aston Martin DB4 is part of the Series IV designation of DB4 models, which were available from September 1961 to September 1962 when the DB4 Series V was released. A number of small but noticeable changes were introduced, most of which were external, which makes this particular variant quite easy to distinguish from its predecessors. At the front, the egg box style grille was replaced by a barred-style with seven vertical bars. The air scoop on the front hood was also substantially lowered and lost its grille. These two changes would remain in production through the DB5 through to the last variant of the DB6 in 1970. Under the hood, a much-needed oil cooler became a standard feature. It can easily be identified by its intake under the front bumper. While the majority of the DB4 Series IV models were fitted with a standard tune engine offering twin SU carburetors, buyers could opt for the Special Series engine that was used in the DB4 Vantage with triple SU carburetors, or the GT engine with triple Weber carburetors.
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One of the most interesting Buyer’s Tips for the 1962 Aston Martin DB4 relates to the rear bumper. Because the design for the rear lights had carried over from the Series III models, individual indicators, brake lights and reflectors were mounted on a polished recessed plate and the rear bumper, therefore, was not fitted with inset red reflectors. Because these early bumpers are now very difficult to find, you can typically spot a replacement bumper if you find a DB5 type fitted on a DB4. While this can indicate accident damage or restoration, it is always best to have any potential 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV inspected by a qualified mechanic to verify authenticity and originality. This is just one of the model-specific Buyer’s Tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club has compiled throughout this website for their clients and friends. Should you have any questions or would like to explore the 1962 Aston Martin DB4 models currently available on the market, their team welcomes you to contact them today!
In total, just 1,185 examples of the Aston Martin DB4 were produced from 1958 to 1963. Whether you’re searching for a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 in need of top-to-bottom restoration or one that is worthy of the finest showroom, their team has the knowledge and resources needed to assist you in your search. Purveyors of European and American classic cars, their Los Angeles-based team encourages you to browse their online inventory to view the models currently available in their showroom. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Connect with their team to discuss your needs today!
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