1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES III COUPE
--Goodwood Green with Tan leather interior and Beige carpeting, 4-speed David Brown gearbox, Original Left-Hand Drive specification, Matching #’s, Older Restored-Excellent throughout, cosmetically, mechanically and structurally.
This DB4 Coupe has been well-known to Autosport Designs throughout the years. Although never having maintained this DB4 until recently, we have always been contacted by previous owners, we have sold parts to help with the maintenance and restoration over the years. In the most recent past, this DB4 has had much mechanical work and maintenance by a well-known Connecticut based Rolls Royce-Bentley specialist. In its most recent ownership it has been housed in a Long Island-New York collection, maintained properly and used for the Spring, Summer and Fall season in and around East Hampton, NY.
This DB4 Series II is original left-hand drive from the factory and One of only 165 Series III DB4’s built. It was originally sold by the factory and delivered directly to U.S. diplomat Henry L.T. Koren, Washington, D.C. Mr. Koren was the Director of the Office of Southeast Asian Affairs at this time in the early 1960s and would continue a career with positions as Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo, Deputy Director for Coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State and as Deputy with the rank of minister to the Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam from July 1966 - February 1968. One must assume his role was clearly important enough to have his new sportscar arrive directly with him rather than through USA Aston dealer!
How long Mr. Koren kept this DB4 is unknown, but it did come to our attention when sold in September, 1999 when we were asked to inspect the car when offered for sale. At the time, it was in the ownership of Terry’s Auto Classics, Idaho, USA having been traded towards a classic Ferrari. Subsequently it made its way to new ownership in Washington State. The DB4 enjoyed this ownership for the next decade prior to being sold to well-known Connecticut Rolls Royce Bentley dealer. In 2013, it was sold to its most recent collector ownership and only recently has it been traded to Autosport Designs towards another vintage automobile from our inventory.
This original left-hand drive DB4 is offered with its factory owner’s manual, tool roll and original jack. It is in excellent, service condition and ready for immediate use.
Video walk-around and road test: https://youtu.be/dyV5emz3GAE