DB4 in the woods a R7 mln ‘time cap­sule’

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

This ‘Se­ries 2’ 1961 As­ton Martin DB4 was found re­cently next to a trailer home in the Mas­sachusetts woods in the U.S. Num­bered DB4/510/L, it is an orig­i­nal, U.S.-spec­i­fi­ca­tion DB4 that was man­u­fac­tured in 1960. This DB4 is a ver­i­ta­ble time cap­sule, with a re­mark­ably pre­served wood-rimmed steering wheel and per­sonal ef­fects found in­side, re­tain­ing the wire-spoke wheels, and even the old tyres, which held air when re-in­flated af­ter the car was found and its con­di­tion was as­sessed pro­fes­sion­ally. As of­fered, this 1961 DB4 car­ries fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory and it marks a won­der­ful find that is cer­tain to elec­trify the As­ton Martin faith­ful ev­ery­where. World­wide Auc­tion­eers ex­pects to get over R7 mil­lion ($500 000) for it when the re­stored car goes un­der the global hammer at the in­au­gu­ral Scotts­dale sale on Jan­uary 18.

PHOTO: WORLD­WIDE AUC­TION­EERS

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