Lot 135


1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV

Offered from The 20th Century Collection


€275,000 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



Chassis No.
Engine No.
Kuwait Vehicle Registration
  • Offered from The 20th Century Collection
  • Exhibited at the 1962 New York International Auto Show
  • Rare factory-sanctioned left-hand-drive DB4; desirable Series IV model
  • Delivered new to its first owner in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Originally finished in Rose Beige, now presented in grey; wears a factory-correct Red Connolly leather interior
  • Retains its matching-numbers 3.7-litre straight-six engine mated to a manual gearbox
  • Equipped by the factory with overdrive, electric windows, Motorola radio, and chrome wheels; accompanied by a copy of its factory build sheet
  • The ideal basis for a restoration project
Addendum: Please note this lot has entered the EU on a temporary import bond, which must be cancelled either by exporting the lot outside of the EU on an approved Bill of Lading with supporting customs documentation or by paying the applicable VAT and import duties to have the lot remain in the EU.

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Produced from September 1961 to October 1962, the Aston Martin DB4 Series IV differed from earlier models with rear lights recessed into the body, a lower bonnet scoop, and a new front grille featuring seven vertical bars. Just 185 examples of the penultimate DB4 series were built, and as it benefits from continual factory tweaks focusing on reliability, this version is generally regarded as one of the more desirable iterations.

Despatched to the Aston Martin New York distributor J.S. Inskip on 28 February 1962, chassis 882/L was a highly specified DB4 Series IV. Painted in Rose Beige—believed to be a special order colour, pale white to the eye with a hint of rose petal—and trimmed with Red Connolly leather, the first owner, Mr. Lindley G. Paskus, configured this car with overdrive, electric windows, a Motorola radio, chrome wheels, and a four-piece fitted luggage set. Arriving in New York on 10 May 1962, production data also notes that this example was supplied with show plates bearing ‘DB4’ on them, and would later be exhibited at the 1962 New York International Auto Show. The subsequent early history of chassis DB4/882/L is unknown until its known registration in Washington D. C. in the early 1980s.

Sometime around 1985, a Mr. W. A. Lobb of Atlanta, Georgia, noted his ownership of chassis DB4/882/L with the Aston Martin Owner’s Club. Just before the 1985 Road Atlanta 500, Mr. Lobb had the DB4 photographed next to the Jaguar XJS-5 of Brian Redman and Hurley Haywood, which won the race. According to The Aston Martin Register, Mr. Lobb retained the DB4 until the end of 1990. In 1989, the AMOC notes the car having ‘new silver paint, clutch, and front seat leather’. By 1992, it was owned by a Mr. Hughes who entered this DB4 into The Lime Rock Concours on several occasions from 1992. In 1996, the car was owned by Mr. D. Duffus, who sold Mr. Epstein in 1997, he entered this DB4 into further concours, placing 3rd and notably winning the Ziebart Trophy one year. The last known owner prior to the consignor was a Mr. S. Elliott in 2004.

This DB4 Series IV was later exported to Kuwait. Today the car is finished in grey over a factory-correct red leather interior. The car is accompanied by a copy of its factory build sheet, which confirms that the Aston Martin retains its matching-numbers engine.

As one of a handful of Series IV examples sold new to the United States, one would struggle to find a car with such a wonderful factory specification that still retains its matching-numbers engine. Ripe for restoration—and perhaps once returned to its period-correct colour of Rose Beige—chassis DB4/882/L would surely be the highlight of any British sports car enthusiast or Aston Martin collector.