The Aston Martin DB4 Barn Find hits eBay with a price tag of $470,000
The idea of coming across an exotic car in an old barn was once a dream come true. From dusty Lamborghinis Miuras to full Ferrari catalogs, some lucky foragers have discovered absolute unicorns over the years. But with the pandemic bringing more attention to the classic car market and too much free time to focus, it looked like those days were officially over. That was, of course, until this 1962 Aston Martin DB4 barn find appeared on eBay.
According to the story, the vintage ride was organized by a body shop owner in New York, who asked one of his coachbuilders to fix the DB4 in his spare time. The coachbuilder worked there for a few weeks with his boss; and once the repairs were done, his boss gave him the Aston Martin (umm…what?).
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The DB4 was towed to the panel beater’s house, where he planned to give it a complete overhaul, but like most project cars he never made it. Prior to its discovery and listing on eBay for around US$325,000 (AUD$470,000), the Aston had been gathering dust for over 30 years.
This grand tourer was the predecessor of the more lauded DB5 and was responsible for something of a resurrection at Aston Martin. The lightweight, tube-framed body was designed by Carrozzeria Touring in Milan and was the first Aston built at the Newport Pagnell factory in England.
Under the hood, you’ll find a 3.7-liter DOHC inline-6, designed by Polish racing driver Tadek Marek, and widely regarded as one of the the powerful engines of its time. In fact, the DB4 was the first production car to go 0-100 mph and back to 0 in under 30 seconds.
The 1962 Aston Martin DB4 barn find has matching numbers and features blue paint with a red leather interior. Let the offers begin.