Market Finds: This Aston Martin is no Trailer Queen

This Aston Martin is no Trailer Queen

By Petrolicious Productions
February 27, 2014

The car: 1961 Aston Martin DB4

Price: $395,000

Location: Middlebury, Vermont, USA

Original Ad: Click here

It’s not every day you see a car like this up for sale. We apologize for linking to an ad with less than stellar photos, but this is something we felt we needed to let our readers be aware of.

The DB series of Astons got their names from Sir David Brown who bought the company in 1947 for only £20,500! Of course this was long before Aston Martin became a world famous brand when the latter DB5 was featured as James Bond’s personal ride in the movie Goldfinger. Even before becoming a world famous brand, for the lucky few with great wealth and a penchant for style, an Aston Martin would very often be at the top of of the list for a sporting car.

The DB4 is built on a tube frame chassis and has a body designed by the Italian firm Carrozzeria Touring. It was also the first Aston Martin to be manufactured in Aston’s Newport Pagnell plant. Power comes from a smooth 3.7 liter straight six and confident braking via disc brakes. Note that disc brakes didn’t become popular on mass produced cars until the mid 1950s.

This example is a right hand drive car and has had the same owner for the last 30 years with some 94,000 miles on the odometer. Definitely not a trailer queen, this Aston needs a little TLC, but you can feel confident driving this car on the road. It includes extensive paperwork of all its upkeep, which includes an engine rebuild and repaint. Good luck and hurry! The auction ends very soon!

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy. 

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Benjamin Shahrabani
10 years ago

I love it when cars like this are actually DRIVEN!!!

10 years ago

Agreed. Cars were built to be driven; not static models. Go 1/24 scale for that.

Dating myself, as being a youngin in these parts, but I remember a No Fear shirt that said, “He who dies with the most toys still dies.”

Drive your cars! Enjoy your cars! You are not going to live forever.

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle
10 years ago

Its nice to see a pretty old car like this still being driven around and enjoyed. I have always liked the DB4/5/6 and i really love this one too. I think it may be cause of the beautiful color of it. Im sure the DOHC engine sounds sweet when getting to full song.

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