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Rare Aston Martin DB4 to go under the hammer

2017-12-15 07:47

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London -  Leading London classic car experts Hexagon Classics is proud to offer one of the rarest Aston Martin's available today - a pre-production 1959 DB4.

Purists choice

The Aston Martin DB4 has long been revered by the marques enthusiasts as the purists’ choice, thanks to its nimble handling and tasteful appearance.

The unique Blu Scozia now offered at Hexagon was the third Right Hand Drive DB4 to come from Newport Pagnell and was prepared and upgraded by Aston Martin aficionado Richard Williams, as his own car, for 37 years.

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Aston Martin registered this car as their London demonstration model before production continued for the model until 1963. The car boasts a re-trimmed leather interior with the car converted to run on a Vantage triple Weber set-up.

It was upgraded with a 5-speed gearbox and modifications have been made to the front and rear wheel arches to accommodate its larger offset wire wheels.

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Hexagon’s Aston Martin DB4 has undergone an extensive restoration, a necessity after successfully mastering legendary hill climb events throughout its life.

The recommissioning process was carried out by the best specialists and the engine was rebuilt to a 4.2-litre specification, whilst the entire interior and exterior of the car has been upgrading to a near concours condition, at a cost of £222 000 (R4-million).


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It is now arguably one of the finest DB4’s in the world.

This highly desirable DB4 comes with its original registration number of WLC 433, ensuring provenance is retained and is now available for inspection at Hexagon today.

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Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, said: “This is an unmissable opportunity for someone to own a truly unique classic car. The DB4 is unmistakably iconic, made more so thanks to this particular pre-production model claiming the legendary Richard Williams amongst it previous owners.

It has been lovingly restored to immaculate condition and it ready for inspection from our North London showroom now.”

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*Hexagon has had one careful owner for over 50 years. Paul Michaels, Hexagon Chairman, started the business in 1963. From a small mews in north London, Hexagon quickly built a reputation for being passionate about road and racing cars.

It became the official dealer of some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Lotus and Reliant, not to mention London’s leading BMW dealer for over 45 years.

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