The complete ‘one-off’, which has been fully restored by Aston Martin, will go under the hammer in the manufacturer’s 100th anniversary year, and is expected to realise between £2.8 million and £3.8 million.
In 1960 Aston Martin commissioned Bertone to conceive and build a special Gran Turismo version of the DB4GT to be premiered at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. The finished design – with its strikingly angular lines – was penned by a young Giorgetto Guigiaro, who would go on to become one of the most celebrated automotive designers of our time.
The final DB4GT to come off the production line, the car was named ‘The Jet’ and debuted as planned in Geneva alongside Jaguar’s new E-type.
The car is offered from a deceased estate, and comes to market for the first time in over 25 years. Its late owner owned several other Aston Martins, before falling for ‘The Jet’ in 1986.
He had it restored to concours condition by the factory, since which time it has won 12 awards including ‘First in Class’ at Pebble Beach and the Hurlingham Club, and ‘Best in Show’ at Villa D’Este.
Tim Schofield, Director of the UK Motor Car Department, said:
“Over the 14 years Bonhams has been holding dedicated Aston Martin auctions in Newport Pagnell we have sold many examples of the marque’s most celebrated models as well as a number of motor cars like this one – that are completely unique. It gives us great pleasure to offer this important Aston Martin in this most important of years for the factory.”The 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Bertone ‘Jet’ was recently put on display at the 2013 Bonhams auction at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, prior to being offered for sale in May.
Consignments are still being accepted for this sale, which forms a key part of Aston Martin’s centenary celebrations. To discuss entries call the Motor Car Department on +44 (0) 20 7468 5801 or email email@example.com.
***** Don't Miss the Latest News - Receive these Posts by Email *****
Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £25 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).
We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.
To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.
If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.
For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.
Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833