One 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Bertone Jet was auctioned

One 1960 Aston Martin  DB4 Bertone Jet was auctioned

Here we have the story of a very beautiful 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone Jet. As it turns out, the model was sold just now at a Bonhams auction. The owner is from Europe and he had to pay 3.249.500 GBP for it, but it is probably totally worth it. A lot of enthusiasts of the Aston Martin manqué filled the saleroom and tried their luck. The Jet was the center of attention, attracting intense interest from bidders in the room and on the telephone, with bidding escalating at increments of GBP100.000 at a time. The model was offered from a deceased estate and came to market for the first time in over 25 years. Its previous owner had it restored to concours condition by the factory. Even since then, he had won 12 awards including First in Class at Pebble Beach and the Hurlingham Club and Best in Show at Villa dEste. Another model that had a lot of success at the auction was a 1965 DB5 Sports Saloon which has been fully restored by Aston Engineering. There was also a 1968 DB6 Volante, which were sold fore more than their GBP460.700 estimate. The potential of the new competition car had been recognized from the outset and the factory lost no time in developing a lightweight version suitable for racing, the resulting DB4 GT debuting at the 1959 London Motor Show. The extensive modifications to the standard model only took 5 inches out of the wheelbase and replaced the rear seats with a luggage platform on all but a small number of cars. All changes have reduced the weight of the car by around 291 kg. Under the hood, the engineers have offered a twin-plug cylinder head and triple Weber 45DCOE carburetors capable of generating 302 BHP. This output enables the car to reach a top speed of 153 mph and to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. This is all on the model that was achieved with a lot of financial effort.


One 1960 Aston Martin  DB4 Bertone Jet was auctioned image One 1960 Aston Martin  DB4 Bertone Jet was auctioned image
One 1960 Aston Martin  DB4 Bertone Jet was auctioned image One 1960 Aston Martin  DB4 Bertone Jet was auctioned image
One 1960 Aston Martin  DB4 Bertone Jet was auctioned image One 1960 Aston Martin  DB4 Bertone Jet was auctioned image