Evaluation: Good paint and interior. Sympathetically restored to like new condition with little age or use evident. One of three lightweights built originally by Aston Martin in lefthand drive configuration but never raced. Known ownership history from new. Restoration begun by Charles Turner in 1988 finally completed in 2002 for Jack Boxstrom after Turner’s death. Now toured and historic rallied with stone chips all over the nose and headlight covers. Aeroquip plumbed engine compartment. Paul Andrews estate.
Bottom Line: Sold by RM to Paul Andrews in 2007 for $1,650,000 and it is no accident it is worth much more fourteen years later, the ultimate expression of the DB4GT and lefthand drive for familiarity in the U.S. It was, as it deserved to be, the second most expensive DB4GT among the five offered in the Monterey auctions this week, following only Paul Andrews’ DB4GT Zagato.
I recall in the late 80’s Charlie Turner had 2 DB4 GT’s that he wanted to sell. One of them was the car in the auction article. He contacted a good friend, Chuck Nixon who was Chairman of the Aston Martin Club, Northeast. Charlie mentioned that he was having problems selling the cars and asked Chuck if he wanted to purchase one or both of them at $25K each. Chuck didn’t have enough money at that time and told me that if he did buy them what would he do with them since he already had a Aston DB MK 3 ?