Just arrived a very rare 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V saloon with the very desirable Special Series engine.
In September 1962 Aston Martin introduced the final version of the DB4, which was designated the DB4 Series V (Five) and featured a number of changes over previous versions including recessed three piece tail lights, a taller and longer body to provide more interior space and slightly smaller wheels, which kept the overall height the same. The front of many Series V cars had the same aerodynamic design with closed-in headlights as that already used on the DB4 GT, a style that was later carried over to the DB5, but a number retained the open headlight styling of the earlier series cars. In total only 50 DB4 Series V saloons were built between 1962 and 1963 with open headlights and of these only 16 were finished in RHD with the very desirable SS or Special Series engine, which was fitted to these cars as an optional extra (as opposed to being standard on the Vantage closed headlight cars). This SS engine featured three HD8 SU carburetors and a revised cylinder head, which combined to give an increased power output of 266bhp.
The car offered here is one of these very rare Series V DB4 Saloons with the open headlights and SS engine. According to the heritage certificate that accompanies the car it was dispatched on July 5th 1963 and delivered to its first owner, a Mr S.F.Craggs, in Yorkshire on July 20th. The car was finished in California Sage with Fawn interior and also came with factory fitted overdrive, chrome wire wheels and heated rear screen.
By 1975 the car had moved to Dunedin in New Zealand where it carried the registration HT2360. It remained in New Zealand until early 2015 when it returned to the UK having previously received a full professional restoration. Recently acquired by JD Classics this very rare Aston Martin retains�its original and highly desirable SS engine�and presents beautifully in Silver Birch with Red leather interior. It comes accompanied with�a factory handbook, tools and is UK road registered.
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