1963 Aston Martin DB4

We are delighted to offer this 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Sports Saloon for sale.

Chassis 1008 is an example of the fifth and final series manufactured between September 1962 and June 1963. It was built on a 3.5″ longer wheelbase, like the DB5 that would replace it, allowing for increased leg room and a larger boot. Other improvements included 15″ wheels, an electric radiator fan and the DB4GT style instrument panel. The accompanying copy guarantee form shows that chassis number ‘1008/L’ left the factory equipped with optional power electric windows and a Motorola radio.

The original color scheme was Platinum with Black Connolly leather interior, and the Aston was delivered new in April 1963 to Paul A Coker, Jr. of Lawrence, Kansas. Having just turned 34 when he took delivery, Paul had already established himself as an illustrator as one of Mad magazines “Usual Gang of Idiots” in 1961. In the decade following acquisition of this Aston, Coker would assist in the creation of some of the most iconic Christmas and Easter animated (both drawn and stop-motion) specials including Frosty the Snowman in 1969 and Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town in 1970.

Coker would eventually sell his DB4 to David Berley of Warren, Vermont. It subsequently passed through the hands of collector Alan Taylor in Georgia, then by 1995 the Aston had found its way to the Netherlands, before being acquired by the previous owner in December of 2006.

Described as being finished in ‘Aston Green’ at the time of purchase, the car was repainted and re-trimmed bright red inside and out. In addition to the easy-to-spot colors, a modern radio and speakers were fitted in the center dash console, air conditioning was installed with an aftermarket control unit next to the radio, dual power mirrors were fitted to the doors and other updates were made.

In spite of the liberal spending on cosmetic updates and comfort features, fewer than 30 miles have been driven in the over 17 years the car has been in the present ownership. The car starts easily, idles smoothly and runs and drives quite nicely. Despite this, mechanical recommissioning is recommended prior to road use.

Coachwork by Touring
Chassis no. DB4/1008/L
Engine no. 370/1088

• Most desirable fifth series DB4
• Original, left-hand drive example
• Retains the original, matching numbers engine
• Delivered new to famed illustrator Paul Coker, Jr.
• Documented by copies of factory records

Price: $395,000

Inspections welcome. Sold as is, where is with no warranty of any kind offered by the seller. Clear, unencumbered title conveys.

Interested parties please contact [email protected] or at (512) 288 8800.