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Built between 1959 and 1963 the DB4 GT’s raison d’etre was Motor Sport. A shorter wheelbase chassis with lightweight construction, combined with a high performance version of the famed all alloy 3.7 litre 6 cylinder Aston Martin engine, was announced at the London Motor Show in 1959, after a prototype DB4 GT (DP199) had won its first competitive race and taken the lap record at Silverstone the same year, driven by the late Sir Stirling Moss.
By the end of production in 1963 a total of only 75 DB4 GT’s had been built and delivered to special order only.
Chassis DB4GT/0127/R, the car being offered, was constructed and delivered in October 1960 to John Wilkinson, a garage owner in Wrexham, Wales. Finished in Sea Green with Smoke Green Connolly VM3253 hide interior. Passing through two owners between 1968 -1973 the car entered the ownership of Simon Phillips, an accomplished UK based collector and gentleman racer, who’s motor sport career included competing 5 times in the Le Mans 24 Hrs, including for the 1982 Viscount Downe entered, Aston Martin Nimrod team.
After a short period in Australia between 1983 and 1991, #0127 was purchased by Nicholas Mee & Co from the Glenvarigill Motor Co in Scotland and sold to renowned collector and historic racer, Hubert Fabri. Campaigned on the Tour Auto and raced in the Le Mans Classic and at the Goodwood Revival on several occasions, drivers of #0127 included the late Sir Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham in the Tourist Trophy races.
Sold by Fabri in 2003 to Lord Drayson, a renowned businessman, UK government advisor, avid Aston Martin race team owner, Le Mans entrant and sports car racer, #0127 was further campaigned in blue riband Classic motorsport events including at Goodwood, Spa, Silverstone and Donnington. Retired from racing duties, #0127 was sold in 2013 to a London Based car collector and connoisseur, for a well-earned ‘world class’ restoration to original specifications and concours standards. With a brief to complete the restoration to ‘100 point standard’ a combination of the highly regarded services of Bodylines, Spray-tec restorations and Post Vintage Engineering, were entrusted to complete the works, with the completed car being delivered some two years later.
The highly detailed and expertly carried out restoration works are well recorded photographically, on invoices and correspondence, all contained within the accompanying history file. More recently, having covered just over 1,000 miles since the completed restoration, the car has subsequently been displayed in concours events, including at the 2020 Salon Prive Concours d’ elegance, winning the coveted Duke of Marlborough award that year.
-One of 75 production DB4 GT’s built
-Meticulous body off complete restoration to Concours Standards by renowned UK based Aston Martin specialists - Completed 2015.
-Restoration fully documented and photographically recorded
-Original colour specifications; Sea Green with Connolly VM 3253 Green
-Featured in ‘The Aston Martin DB4GT’ book. Published by Palawan Press 2016
-Previously driven by Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, Runo Aaltonen and Darren Turner
-Concours class winner – Salon Prive 2020
-Extensive history file, handbook, tool roll, jack and copper hammer