1960 Aston Martin DB4 style GT Zagato
Continuing the theme of rare vehicles we are privileged to offer such a unique Aston as this. This car is based on an original DB4 and retains the original chassis number and registration and is recognised by AMOC in their competition directory. The original chassis has been retained, restored, shortened and modified for competition. A weld in roll cage has been constructed and is an integral part of the chassis. The body is new in aluminium and has been constructed to enable large slick wheels and tyres to be fitted. Front rear and side screens are in Lexan.
The engine is a 5.3 litre straight 6 based on a new Fourways Engineering cylinder block, Cosworth pistons, steel crank and rods and aluminium flywheel with triple plate AP clutch. It has a gas-flowed and ported twin plug cylinder head, Fitted with race camshafts, titanium valves and spring retainers. Specially made exhaust manifold and system. The engine is currently fitted with Webber Alpha fuel injection and fully programmed ignition. 420 b.h.p., 421 lbs ft torque @ 4,250 r.p.m.
The cooling system is by large capacity aluminium radiator and heavy duty electric fan and is ducted to exit through the top of the bonnet. The gearbox is a Hewland STA type gearbox with spare ratios. The rear axle is by Harrop and has the ability to run negative camber on the rear wheels and is capable of accepting up to 600 b.h.p.
The brakes are AP racing 4 pot callipers and large ventilated discs. The whole system is fully air equipped and is balance bar adjustable. The suspension is fully rose jointed, fitted with Koni fully adjustable shock absorbers. And a full range of springs are available as spares.
Wheels are Compomotive split rim 16 inch diameter, various rim widths. Car is fitted with an ATL bag tank fully air equipped, has twin pumps and filters. Reccaro race seats and Willans seat harnesses.
The engine has just had a complete rebuild and dyno test and has completed one test session since. I would politely suggest that all interested parties contact me, Bob Fountain direct +44778 5115737.