Introduced in 1959 at the London Motor Show, the Aston Martin DB4 GT was based on the race winning prototype, DP199/1. While to the untrained eye the DB4 GT looks quite similar to the standard DB4, it is actually quite different. One of the most distinguishing characteristics were the faired in headlights with Plexiglas covers, which would continue to be seen through the range right up to the DB6 Mark II in 1970. To save weight, the Aston Martin DB4 GT was produced with thinner gauge aluminum, the wheelbase was reduced, the engine was tuned for performance, and the rear seats were taken out. A few number of classic DB4 GT examples retained their rear seats. The Aston Martin DB4 GT also holds the distinction of being one of the first cars that could go from standstill to 100mph and then brake to a complete stop in under 30 seconds. In total, it is estimated that fewer than 75 examples of the DB4 GT were produced. Today, the Aston Martin DB4 GT is often considered one of the ultimate Aston Martins and represents a pinnacle of performance for the brand.
A precursor to perhaps the most world-renowned Aston Martin, the DB5, the Aston Martin DB4 GT played a major role in defining some of the iconic design cues that are still used by the automaker today. With that being said, it is not uncommon for these classics to fetch a pretty penny at auction. To ensure you’re aware of new DB4 GT examples coming on the market, it is always best to partner with a classic car expert, like those at The Beverly Hills Car Club. With years of experience in the luxury classic car market, their team of knowledgeable and professional classic car experts have the industry connections and resources needed to alert you to everything from DB4 GT barn finds to pristine examples worthy of the finest showrooms. One of their biggest Buyer’s Tips is to always authenticate any DB4 GT purchase prior to signing the dotted line, as high ticket classics such as these are often imitated. Nevertheless, their team can help you with this very important step and in inspecting the car for its originality and overall condition.
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