A brand new classic car: this is the main idea behind a ‘continuation’ car, a controversial trend recently favoured by the British motoring industry in reviving their brand heritage —Jaguar, Aston, and even Bentley have all partaken in making exacting replicas of their most beloved models.
The DB4 GT is a lightweight variant featuring a thinner aluminium body, shorter wheelbase and a competition twin-spark engine in 3.7 and 3.8 variants. Driven by legendary racers like Sir Stirling Moss or Jim Clark, the DB4 GT enjoyed plenty of racing action then —and even now, in historic racing events such as the Goodwood Revival or Le Mans Classic. Only 75 of these rare cars were produced, with an additional 16 built in voluptuous Zagato coachwork, making them one of the brand’s flagship classics along with the iconic DB5 of James Bond fame.
The continuation program for the DB4 GT set the limit at 25 units worldwide, producing a near-identical car to the 1959 original after 4,500 man-hours of work by the team at Newport-Pagnell. A few subtle changes were made for enhanced drivability: engine capacity increased to 4.2 litres and 331 horsepower, carbon-fibre competition seats, a rollcage, and enhanced brakes. The original non-synchromesh transmission was maintained, in order to keep the driving experience as authentic as possible.
This particular single-owner car is the fifth of the 25 units delivered by Aston Martin. A brand new car with less than 150 kilometres since delivery, it comes with all factory accessories it did when new —including an extra set of wheels, build book, and an entire Snap-on toolkit accompanying multiple consumables for the car.