Aston Workshop 'Bespoke' DB4 Vantage Special Series Engine
The Aston Martin Series 4 DB4 Vantage Special Series Engine having been owned by her previous owner for over 30 years is a very rare Aston indeed and this genuine, original example is no exception.
Under 40 were ever produced to this specification by Aston Martin, the Vantage model incorporating many desirable modifications including the SS (Special Series) engine, DB4 GT Dashboard and GT style fared-in headlamps.
This particular example was also fitted with factory oil cooler, overdrive transmission and Motorola radio by the factory prior to delivery.
Originally supplied on the 21st September 1962, she is still in the original and very evocative colour combination of Dubonnet Rosso Metallic and Dark Grey Hide and comes complete with the original log book and instruction book as well as a parts catalogue and workshop manual.
This extremely rare and highly desirable Aston is being offered for sale as one of our Bespoke restorations. As such, the final specification will be entirely the choice of the new owner, and while we would politely recommend restoring this particular Aston to as close to original specification as possible due to its rarity, we are also able to offer a range of discreet enhancements to improve drive-ability, performance, comfort and handling.
The Aston Workshop Bespoke DB4 can incorporate the following enhancements and upgrades if required.
This is an opportunity to create the Aston of your dreams, with the assistance and expertise from the Aston Workshop!
This unique personalised DB4 Vantage will represent the very finest of restorations possible, resulting in what will surely be the ultimate Aston Workshop DB4 Vantage.
The following is a brief description of the Bespoke restoration process, a more detailed explanation is available on our New Aston Bespoke Website - click HERE
Body & Paint
On all Bespoke models we would generally replace the entire panel work forward of the A-Post and from the B-post to the rear with a totally new panel structure.
A rigorous attention to detail, careful shaping, filing, priming, flatting and guide coating is necessary to achieve the end results demanded of a Bespoke DB4.
We use the latest computer based technology, skill and experience, together with an enormous selection of paint codes to offer the widest range of colours imaginable.
Option 1 Original chassis restored
Option 2 New, replacement chassis
A fully fabricated, brand new chassis to original specification including floorpan and bulkhead.
At Aston Workshop we can produce engines which far surpass original reliability and performance.
With the benefit of modern materials, machining techniques and oils we regularly build high performance engines to the highest specification, a perfect example of what can be achieved when starting from scratch, using modern upgraded parts and appropriate modifications.
We encourage our Bespoke owners to stipulate final engine specifications after careful consultation with our industry leading experts.
Modern, adjustable gas filled dampers, progressive rate springs and modern radial tyres have transformed the handling characteristics of modern cars. These dampers are now available to classic car owners too and are fitted as standard on all Bespoke models.
We are also working towards being able to offer in-car adjustable dampers on Bespoke models.
There is also the question of wheel & tyre choice. At the end of the day, this is a personal decision, and while we will recommend certain options that we know work well, the choice inevitably must be down to the owner.
Thanks to our vast experience and some clever designs we have developed transmission enhancements that not only offer increased performance and safety but are also thankfully very discreet.
On the Bespoke DB4 we can offer the following:
4 speed auto
Standard 4 speed manual with overdrive
New Tremec T-5 manual
Toyota Supra 5 speed
We are also developing a new multi-speed electronic gearbox as an option for our Bespoke models, availability to be announced.
The axle of the Bespoke DB4 will be upgraded to a 4HA unit with a choice of ratios and optional Limited Slip Differential. The casings of these units can be either the standard black finish or 'concours' gloss black upon request.
When building a car such as the Bespoke DB4, it's absolutely essential that the brakes be upgraded or enhanced to the very best specification possible in order to match its all-round improvement in performance.
Option 1 Girling Upgrade
Option 2 A.P. Racing
All Bespoke DB4 models are fitted with new wiring looms, switches, connections, relays, fuse systems etc. to ensure reliability of all electrical components.
Every model will also include a high output alternator to improve reliability and capacity of the charging system.
The Daytona electric window kit is fitted as standard to improve performance and reliability.
The Bespoke DB4 has the following electrical upgrade options available:
Electric power assisted steering
Thatcham 1 alarm system
Remote central locking
Intermittent wiper/washer system
A variety of ICE options with I-pod connection and Sat Nav
Hazard warning light system
HID headlight upgrades
Electronic and heated memory seats
Please contact our workshop manager to discuss model specifics.
The choice of exhaust system can dramatically alter the character of your tailor-made car. With this in mind, we are able to offer two different options for your Bespoke DB4.
Option 1 Original specification replacement
Option 2 Stainless Steel
Optional, ceramic 'Zircotec' coating providing exceptional heat insulation.
The interior of your DB4 will be completely re-trimmed to your specification. This includes a wide range of materials in a myriad of colour combinations. Modified instrumentation is also available as are optional chrome switches and centre armrest/glovebox.
Sound insulation upgrades are standard on all bespoke models allowing for longer journey lengths in greater comfort.
Exterior trim includes the fitting of new glass as a matter of course, plus all chrome areas prepared and re-chromed or fully replaced where necessary.
Our 'Tropicalisation' upgrade was specifically developed to deal with the hottest and most humid climates on the planet, but is of course of benefit to any owner of a bespoke model, anywhere in the world.
Your Bespoke DB4 will be upgraded to include a twin zone, front and rear air-conditioning system and total heat insulation of the cabin area using a specially designed woven insulation fabric hidden in the floor, roof and doors. We will also coat the exhaust manifolds and front pipes with a ceramic 'Zircotec' coating for ultimate heat insulation.
With the number of people able to correctly set up and maintain carburettors diminishing by the day, Aston Workshop has pioneered the fitment of Electronic Fuel Injection to the DB4, 5 and 6 cars. To this end, we have tested several cars running on this system over the past couple of years.
Our technical advisors will be more than happy to discuss the various options at the time of commissioning your project.
NOTE: The price is for the car as it stands and does not include the cost of restoration. As the name suggests, this is a tailor-made restoration to the client's exact specification, therefore a 50% deposit will be required before commencement.
Seriously interested parties should contact us soon to avoid disappointment:
+44 (0)1207 233 525