Special Series Engine (SS), Sun Visors, Chrome Wire Wheels, Map Pockets, Electric Laycock Overdrive, Oil Cooler, Illuminated Oil Temperature Gauge.
Introduced at the 1958 London Motor Show, Aston Martin debuted their brand new GT car to the world. Featuring a design by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, the DB4 utilized the coachbuilder’s trademarked Superleggera (super light) coachbuilding process of using thin steel tubes to help shape and strengthen the body work of Aston Martin’s newest aluminum-bodied, high performance creation.
Aston fitted a 3.7 liter straight 6 cylinder double overhead camshaft engine designed by Tadek Marek, a torquey powerplant featuring an all-aluminum block, and heads. This new engine created a whopping 240 horsepower which propelled Aston’s new workhorse to a staggering 140 mph. 0-60 times were a reported 9 seconds.
With 4 wheel Power assisted disc brakes were standard, as well as an independent front and rear suspension, and rack-and-pinion steering, the DB4 series of Astons were absolute world beaters.
In October of 1961 Aston Martin introduced a convertible version of their super grand tourer. With only 70 of these convertibles ever produced, these open Aston Martin DB4s are even rarer than the beloved Aston Martin DB4GT. Obviously there’s an impressive list of celebrities and Royalty who could afford the staggering price of 4,000.00 Pounds of these glorious Convertibles when new.
The Aston martin DB4C we are offering is a 1962 Series 4 Convertible, and features the rare SS or “Special Series” spec Vantage Engine. The SS Engine was offered as a high performance engine option and featured three SU carburetors instead of usual 2 carb set up of the normal spec engine. The motor also featured revised cylinder heads, netting clients an extra 26 horsepower.
This Aston Martin DB4C is Chassis Number DB4C/1055/R and the matching numbers Engine is 370/1002/SS. Chassis number DB4/1055/R was delivered June 6th, 1962 to the Aston Martin dealer Brooklands, Old Bond Street London, W.1., and is believed to be a four owner DB4C. This car was imported into the USA back in the very late 1970s or very early 1980s, with the last owner possessing the car since 1983. The last owner had this DB4 repainted a version of BRG, with a trimmed with a traditional Tan leather interior.
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