Aston Martin DB4 GT Versteigerung

Veröffentlicht am 17. Juni 2011 von Roman

Von diesem Schmuckstück wurden zwischen 1959 und 1963 bloß 75 Stück hergestellt. Dementsprechend schwindelerregend sind die Preise für ein gut erhaltenes und restauriertes Stück. Schon damals wurde bei der Konstruktion einiges an Stahl zugunsten von Aluminium eingespart und so ein sehr agiles und leichtes Hochgeschwindigkeits-Auto hergestellt.

Anfang des Jahres wurde dieser Aston versteigert und das Auktionshaus RM Auctions schätze einen Preis zwischen $950,000 - $1,000,000


The GT we have the pleasure of offering here was the last DB4 GT built and sold by Aston's Newport Pagnell Factory. (All the chassis numbers after # 0175, beginning with # 0176 were assigned to the 19 Zagato-bodied DB4 GTs.) The factory build sheet shows that after receiving the UK Registration plate "934 CGT," it was shipped to first owner A.G. Medawar of Switzerland via agent Joseph Saouda.

Sometime in the late 1960s it was sold to an R.S. Simpson with the address P.O. Box 7210, Beirut, Lebanon. Simpson, thought to be a petroleum engineer, later shipped the car back to Holland. Simpson sold the car to Aston Dealer and ex-Chairman of the Club Charlie Turner of Atlanta, Georgia in 1976. Turner loved his GTs, buying, owning and selling several examples during a three decade period beginning in the mid-1960s.

Turner was awarded a third place trophy in the 1976 Aston Martin Owners Club Concours held at Lime Rock Park, CT before selling 0175/L to Lt. Col. Boone Crowe of California. Crowe campaigned 0175/L in West Coast vintage racing, including several Monterey Historic events in the 1980s. During Crow's last visit to Laguna Seca, he managed to excessively prang the nose of the car, after which it was laid up. When Boone Crowe passed on, his widow Kim eventually gave the car to a shop in Utah for repairs and restoration work which was never completed.

In the spring of 1994, California Aston broker and parts dealer Ken Boyd brokered a sale of the now partially disassembled GT from Kim Crowe to a vintage racer and former AMOC Chairman. A total "A-to-Z" restoration and race preparation was carried out on his behalf by the father and son team of Robert & Jon Clerk of Performance Tuning & Restoration in Pompano Beach, Florida. The quality of the work was well-proven as the owner scored multiple first places at Lime Rock, Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen and Laguna Seca over the next two racing seasons. In the fall of 1997, fellow AMOC board member Richard Sirota talked the owner out of the GT.

After several road rallies with Sirota, including the Colorado Grand and the New England 1000, it was sold to the previous California-based owner in 1999. Further West Coast tours ensued, including the Copperstate and the California Mille, before 0175/L was sold to its current Arizona-based owner, a respected collector who has maintained the car in climate controlled storage ever since.

If you like the concept of a rare alloy-bodied Grand Touring Coupe that looks sensational, goes 150 mph, handles like a race car, spoils you with its Connolly hides and Wilton wool carpeting AND is eligible for the world's best driving events, you must consider the acquisition of this Aston Martin DB4 GT.

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