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£ 265,000

Aston Martin DB4 lightweight - SOLD

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Started life in Kuala Lumpur being purchased by Dr B V Hassan who headed up the Malaria Eradication Pilot Project in the 1960’s, before being brought back to the UK when it was given the 1965 registration number GJJ940C. The original build sheet comes with the bundle of paperwork on the car, as does a current V5C. It was completely restored in the 70’s and remained a road car before being converted into a Lightweight DB4. This is a very famous car within AMOC racing circles being the 2003 Championship winning car in the hands of Andy Jenkinson who campaigned the car for several years. In 2004 it passed from Andy to Peter Wheeler the owner of TVR who carried out an improvement programme to the car spending many thousands in the process. Due to Peter’s untimely death in 2008 the car was purchased by Sean Brown who raced it regularly up until 2013 with great success. The current owner purchased the car in 2013 and has continued the no expense spared routine that the three previous owners adopted.

The car has won a considerable number of races and is undoubtedly one of the quickest and most developed of the DB4 lightweights in the World. In 2015 the car was running in fourth place in the prestigious AMOC Intermarque Championship before the last race of the year. It is an officially recognized Aston Martin DB4 Lightweight and accordingly is included in the official Lightweight register. The specification includes a bespoke roll cage, engine bored to 4.5 litres, Fully Adjustable Suspension (Penske Dampers serviced in 2013), Hewland gears (fully rebuilt in 2014), Fire Eater system, fully rose jointed suspension, 4 pot callipers, bespoke exhaust system running through the car at under 100 decibels.

The car has wanted for nothing since it began it’s racing career. It is ideally suited to continue racing in the AMOC Intermarque at an extremely competitive level or, due to the rapid rise in DB4 values to in excess of £500k, it is an ideal candidate to be converted back into a road car. Additionally with the pound at an all time low against the US Dollar it is a great time for the car to go to the USA.

The car has recently had an engine refresh and will come with a small spares package including 8 wheels.