First shown at the October 1961 London Motor show at Earls Court, the DB4 convertible was the first of a line of convertibles offered on the new Superleggera constructed chassis. Fitted with the Aston Martin 3.7 litre all alloy twin cam 6 cylinder engine, mated to a David Brown 4 speed gearbox, the new model created quite a stir. Listed at the princely sum of £4,194 including purchase tax, the DB4 Convertible’s list price was almost double the cost of an average house in the UK at the time. Often referred to as the prettiest Aston Martin ever built the DB4 convertible is rarer even, than the celebrated DB4GT and the list of original purchasers, understandably read like a veritable who’s who, of royalty, noblemen and celebrities. Elegant, Powerful and very pretty, the DB4 Convertible epitomises the widely held perception, of an Aston Martin today. Built in 3 batches, a total of only 70 cars were completed, 30 on the series 4 chassis. The remainder, on Series 5 chassis.
The car we are delighted to offer, Chassis Number 1076/R is a series 4 example from the first batch produced. Completed in October 1962 and delivered via Aston Martin Agents, Brooklands of Bond Street, in January 1963 to renowned socialite, Sir William Piggot-Brown. Finished in Caribbean Pearl with dark Blue VM.3282 interior hides, with matching hood and carpets. Fitted with Overdrive transmission and oil cooler.
First changing hands in 1970, just 4 subsequent long term owners have
since enjoyed and carefully maintained this very rare car. Upgraded to
Special Series engine specifications in the 1980’s, major restorative
works carried out on 1076/R between 1999 and 2002, have included a
chassis and body restoration, a bare metal repaint and rebuilds to the
engine, gearbox, suspension & brakes, electrics and chrome plating
where necessary. Additionally a body coloured, pre fitted and restored
factory hardtop is supplied with the car. All restoration works have
been carried out by highly respected Aston Martin specialists. More
recently the interior has received a complete re-trim, in original
quality and colour Connolly VM.3282 Vaumol hides using factory supplied
templates. A new leather hood cover and Wilton wool carpeting have also
Annual routine maintenance on 1076/R, has been carried out exclusively by highly respected Aston Martin specialists and agents, including ourselves and the car used only occasionally over the last 20 years for Concours and other motoring events. Notably and including, several AMOC concours, the 1998 DB4 Celebration parade at Silverstone and significantly, an entry in the legendary Louis Vuitton Concours de’Elegance in 2002, where the car won 1st in Class.
substantial history file accompanies the car, containing an original
copy build sheet, MoT certificates from 1972 onwards, service and
restoration invoices, concours results and related ownership
correspondence. All of which attest to the care and attention taken in
the treatment, upkeep and maintenance of this highly desirable and
- 1 of 30 Series 4 DB4 Convertibles manufactured.
- Matching numbers and original colour specs.
- Sensitively restored by marque specialists.
- Special Series engine specifications.
- Overdrive transmission.
- Factory Hardtop in body colour– restored and pre fitted.
- Concours history.
- Comprehensive history file, including restoration invoices & photos, copy build sheet, Mot certificates from 1972 to date.
- Supplied fully serviced, MoT’d and warranted for 12 months.