Spectacular discovery: an old Aston Martin DB4 sleeping at the bottom of a barn! Here is a story that has something to dream of any car enthusiast.
If you are looking for an occupation during a possible future confinement, there is here a small Aston Martin DB4 which is only waiting for one thing: to be reworked and repaired, after 30 years of abandonment!
Produced by the brand between 1958 and 1963, the DB4 remains one of the most beautiful cars ever made. And guess what, this one is one of the rarest and worth its weight in gold!
Indeed, this is the first model of series IV to have left the production line in 1962.
For less than half a century, therefore, one of the most rare and the most magnificent ones on the planet slowly withered away in the middle of a barn… until someone finally discovered them.
But why has such a jewel been neglected during all these years? What is his story ?
It’s in the years 1970 that the original owner of the Aston Martin, owner of a local body shop, asked one of his employees to help him repair one of his vehicles. In exchange, the latter will have received the beautiful English GT as a gift. Planning to restore it himself, but failing to do so, the employee would have parked the DB4 in his barn, where it remained for years before being rediscovered.
A gold mine that has been in a barn for 30 years
The ravages of time have not distorted the English too much, but the latter is still not in excellent condition. If, under the hood, we find its original engine of 3.7 liters producing 240 horsepower originally, its body, designed by Carrozzeria Touring in Milan, is found tarnished due to a large amount of rust.
Limited to 19 copies and sold as a pair with the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato for $ 7.8 million, this DB4 was at the time, the first production car in the world to swallow the 0 to 100 km / h in less than 30 seconds.
Sold for $ 325,000, this jewel, which marked the history of Aston Martin, is waiting to be saved. All that remains is to find someone motivated enough to put so much money into such a pretty “junk heap”.