Selling A 1958 Aston Martin DB4
The widely anticipated successor to the Aston Martin DB2, the all-new Aston Martin DB4 would take more than three years to be finalized. Officially debuted at the London Motor Show, the 1958 Aston Martin DB4 is often considered to be the first truly modern Aston sports car; all major components were brand new with no consideration of carrying over parts from the previous models. Then general manager John Wyer, chassis designer Harold Beach, and engine designer Tadek Marek would be the main players in the design and development of this exciting new model. It would also be the first Aston Martin to be completely manufactured at the company’s new, modernized Newport Pagnell facility. Interestingly, however, styling and body design was done by Touring of Milan. Longtime Aston Martin stylist Frank Feeley declined to move to the new area and would result in Aston finding outside help. When it was all said and done, 1,185 examples of the Aston Martin DB4 would be manufactured from 1958 to 1963. The 1958 Aston Martin is part of what has become known as the “Series 1 DB4,” of which 149 cars were completed between October 1958 and January 1960. Historical notes document approximately 73 that were left hand drive for export to the United States.
1958 Aston Martin DB4 Seller’s Guide
The 1958 Aston Martin DB4 (and other model-years) is highly praised by collectors and enthusiasts alike. They are characterized by their simple bumpers that were missing over riders, and by their rear-hinged, front opening bonnet. One important Seller’s Tip is that the first 50 examples of the 1958 Aston Martin DB4 can typically be identified quite easily; they are traditionally missing the window frames on the side windows. On later model-years, this would be changed because owners complained about whistling from the windows at speed. If you’re thinking about selling your 1958 Aston Martin DB4, you’ll also want to consider gathering any and all information you can regarding the car’s history, maintenance and repair records, and any restoration documents that are available. Whether you’re selling a rolling chassis in need of complete restoration or a full original recently pulled from a barn, you’ll also want to verify engine and chassis numbers against production records to ensure authenticity. Lastly, be sure to allow serious buyers the opportunity to hire a third-party inspection. This can give them the confidence they need to move forward with the sale.
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