1961 Aston Martin DB4

GT Coupe
$107.3M, record prices at Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2021
Friday, 13 August - Saturday, 14 August 2021
Sale Price
$3,400,000 - $3,800,000
Est. Range
14 August 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. DB4GT0154L, Engine No. 3700159GT. Goodwood Green over green leather. LHD, 3670/306hp, 4-speed, painted Borrani wire wheels, Michelin tires, woodrim steering wheel, Smiths dash clock, Motorola pushbutton radio.

Evaluation: One of just 30 LHD DB4 GTS. Sold new to Georges Filipinetti (owner of the Scuderia Filipinetti race team), but quickly sold to another owner in Switzerland who kept it for many years and used it extensively in hill climbs and slalom events. Involved in a minor accident at the 1964 Rallye International de Geneve. Matching numbers. Restored in the 2000s-2010sand still showing excellent paint and chrome. Light signs of use underneath and a light scratch on the right quarter window. Mild dirt on the wheel spokes. Still gorgeous, and eligible for many of the world’s great driving and racing events.

Bottom Line: Shorter, lighter and more powerful than the standard DB4, the DB4 GT was Aston’s track-ready answer to the Ferrari 250 GTs. Production numbered just 75, and they’re the most desirable regular production Astons aside from the Zagato-bodied DB4 GTs. The result here is appropriate for this car’s condition, configuration, and provenance.

by Rick Carey
23 September 2021

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