Evaluation: This early DB4 has been subject to an exceptional four-year restoration. The wealthy owner employs a team of restorers to work without compromise. Presented in deep brown metallic with a large flake content. The finish on all panels is faultless. The exterior chrome and trim are restored to perfection. The chromed wire wheels are as new with unmarked two eared knock-ons. The engine bay and chassis are better than new, with every surface polished and painted. The interior is a wonder. The seat leather is of the highest quality and looks unused. The dash clocks and controls are faultless, with no dust in the dials at all. The pedal rubbers are new and clean. The passenger’s door leading edge protrudes slightly, and that is the only imperfection. The best presented by car here by miles.
Bottom Line: A seriously stunning car, restored to impeccable standards that left the bidders wondering what to do about it. In the end they were mystified and failed to comprehend the restoration’s standards with this modest (no, that’s too restrained, “addled” is better) bid.