1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage

In 1962 Aston Martin revived the Vantage name which hadn’t been used since 1951. It was a distinct model in the Aston Martin range because had a restyled front end that distinguished it from the standard model. The appearance of the Series IV DB4 Vantage was used on the standard DB5.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atNewport Pagnell , England
engineInline-6
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement3670 cc / 224.0 in³
bore92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke92 mm / 3.62 in
compression9.0:1
power198.4 kw / 266.1 bhp @ 5750 rpm
specific output72.51 bhp per litre
bhp/weight196.67 bhp per tonne
torque345.73 nm / 255.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight1353 kg / 2983 lbs
wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in
front track1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track1372 mm / 54.0 in
length4489 mm / 176.7 in
width1676 mm / 66.0 in
height1308 mm / 51.5 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
final drive3.31:1
top speed~217 kph / 134.8 mph

Auction Sales History

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage

1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Series V DB4/1020/R

This special DB4 has been restored to a very high standard, with the body virtually flawless and looking magnificent in deep black. Under the bonnet, the car presents very well, and the interior is virtually unmarked. It was recently driven by an RM specialist, and we can confirm that this 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Series V drives as well as it looks, even in the hot weather of southern Europe where the car was tested, with the coolant temperature remaining constant and the oil temperature good.

Auction Source: 2011 London Auction by RM

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V DB4/1146/RExtensive documentation is supplied throughout Mr. Fabri’s ownership, and the accompanying invoices from Ian Mason are complete in the history file. In 1996 the vendor purchased the car from Mr. Fabri, a keen racing driver himself, who continued to campaign the car in AMOC events. The DB4 was sent to the Aston Martin works service in 1996 for repairs to sections of corrosion in the chassis, but Ian Mason continued to maintain and prepare the car, obviously knowing it well after having worked with it for the previous few years. A total body and chassis restoration was completed in 1998/1999. During this time the roll cage was strengthened, and Koni adjustable front shocks were fitted along with a stiffer front anti-roll bar and solid steering rack mountings.
Auction Source: 2011 London Auction by RM
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage
1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage Coupé DB4/982/R – sold for €313,364 One of just 31 RHD, Vantage-specification Series IV DB4s built. Matching-numbers ‘SS’/Vantage-spec engine with performance upgrades. Desirable shorter body, covered headlamps. Offered from the collection of an Aston Martin marque enthusiast.
Auction Source: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage

1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage DB4/961/L

One of only six DB4 Series 5 Vantage GT Coupes built. Originally equipped with a GT-spec “twin plug engine”. An older, painstaking restoration with sympathetic modifications. Complete with period “knock-off” wire wheels and extremely purposeful in appearance, the DB4 is offered with a California title, Bill of Sale and FIA paperwork. Blindingly fast, brilliantly restored, sympathetically modified, carefully maintained and extremely rare, this DB4 is a true driver’s car that perfectly embodies the Aston Martin’s perfo

Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage

1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series 5 Vantage GT Coupe DB4/1144/R

One of only six DB4 Series 5 Vantage GT Coupes built. Originally equipped with a GT-spec “twin plug engine”. An older, painstaking restoration with sympathetic modifications. Complete with period “knock-off” wire wheels and extremely purposeful in appearance, the DB4 is offered with a California title, Bill of Sale and FIA paperwork. Blindingly fast, brilliantly restored, sympathetically modified, carefully maintained and extremely rare, this DB4 is a true driver’s car that perfectly embodies the Aston Martin’s perfo

Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey