Beginning in September 1962, the Aston Martin DB4 line would receive another round of changes that today is known as the Aston Martin DB4 Series V. It would be the final variant of the DB4 before being replaced by the popular DB5. The most significant change to the 1962 and 1963 Aston Martin DB4 would be the lengthening of the body to allow for more space and legroom for rear seat passengers. The roof was also raised a bit too, to allow for more headroom. These changes can best be seen in the space between the back of the rear wheel arch and the start of the rear bumper. Interestingly, in order to keep the height of the car the same as previous DB4 models, the diameter of the wheels was reduced to 15 inches. The rear light clusters were also slightly changed from the DB Series IV, featuring indicator, braking lamp and reversing lamp. The rear reflector was also move to the bumper. In total, just 50 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Saloons were built during ten months of production. Aston Martin also offered an exclusive DB4 Convertible at this time. Only 70 of the Convertible style were produced 30 in Series IV and 40 in Series V. One of the special features of the Convertible is the body color painted dashboard rather than the simply black vinyl that was used in the Saloon. Quite rare today, the Convertible can often fetch prices double that of the standard Saloon.
If you’re thinking about buying a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 whether in Convertible or Saloon/Hardtop form The Beverly Hills Car Club team would be delighted to help you in finding the perfect example for your collection. From models in need of complete restoration, to those that have recently been pulled from a barn or shown at the finest classic car events, their team has the resources and knowledge needed to ensure your sales experience is nothing short of exceptional. As with all classic cars of this era, rust does play a major role in the overall condition of the Aston Martin DB4. As such, you should always have any potential purchase thoroughly inspected by a qualified professional. Authenticity and originality also play great roles in the value of any DB4 Series V model, and should be verified by a professional to ensure asking prices are in line with value. Another important Buyer’s Tip is to ensure you have researched restoration costs and availability of parts prior to making a bid on any classic Aston, as finding parts for certain models is becoming more and more difficult as the years go by. While this should not deter you from taking on a restoration project, you’ll want to consider these factors into your overall budget.
When you’re ready to explore the 1963 Aston Martin DB4 models currently available to you, The Beverly Hills Car Club team welcomes you to contact them today. In the meantime, be sure to browse their online inventory to view the American and European classic cars located at their Los Angeles classic car dealership showroom. Should you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate to connect with the team today. They look forward to hearing from you soon!
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