1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT went under the hammer

Last time we talked about this certain unique Aston Martin, it was announced to be auctioned off at Bonham’s, bringing in an estimated 5 million USD.

The estimates back then seem to have been spot on, as the new owner parted with 4.928.697 USD for the Aston.

Aston Martin DB4 by Bertone

Aston Martin DB4 by Bertone

Built in 1960 and, it was made especially for the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. Working on it was Giorgetto Giugiaro, who named the creation “The Jet”. And indeed it was one, becoming the first car ever to complete a 0 to 100 mph and back 0 in less than 20 seconds.

Aston Martin DB4 by Bertone

Aston Martin DB4 by Bertone

Under the hood it sports a 3.7 liter, six cylinder twin-cam engine capable of churning out some 302 Hp. That was a nice feat at the time, and it allowed the Aston Martin DB4 GT to reach 96 km/h (60mph) in just 6.1 seconds while topping at 246 km/h.

Aston Martin DB4 by Bertone

Aston Martin DB4 by Bertone

Compared to the normal Aston Martin DB4 GT, The Jet had a five inches shorter wheelbase and it weighed about 91 kg less. This will probably be the last we’ll hear about this award winning unique Aston in quite a while, and who knows when it will emerge again on the market.

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