Very rare Aston Martin DB4 ready for new owner

London classic experts Hexagon Classics undertook $381,000 restoration

Published: December 15, 2017, 4:50 PM
Updated: November 21, 2021, 3:05 PM

1959 Aston Martin DB4

Somebody is going to be the worthy owner of one of the rarest Aston Martins on the planet — a pre-production DB4 from 1959.

London classic and prestige car expert Hexagon Classics is will be offering the unique Blu Scozia Mk1, just the third right-hand drive DB4 to come off the line at Newport Pagnell, which also recently welcomed production back to the town, with the announced creation of 25 DB4 continuation cars.

Originally registered by Aston Martin as a demonstrator, this particular DB4 was prepared and upgraded by legendary Aston Martin aficionado Richard Williams, who owned the car for 37 years. It has undergone an extensive restoration, including boosting the inline-6 to 4.2-litre displacement using Vantage triple Weber carburetors, fitting in a 5-speed gearbox, and enlarging the wheel wells to accommodate larger offset wire wheels.

It has spent its later years conquering hill-climbs but following the £222,000-restoration (about $381,000 Canadian), it is in near concours-condition, including retrimmed leather interior, and is likely one of the finest Aston Martin models on the road, says Hexagon.

“The DB4 is unmistakably iconic, made more so thanks to this particular pre-production model claiming the legendary Richard Williams amongst its previous owners,” said Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics. “It has been lovingly restored to immaculate condition and it ready for inspection from our North London showroom now. This is an unmissable opportunity for someone to own a truly unique classic car.”