Unique Aston Martin DB4GT auctioned for $4,9 million
Things went pretty great for Aston Martin during this weekend: next to unveiling the CC100 Speedster, the company also obtained a record auction price for a unique DB4GT. The car was part of the Aston Martin Centenary Sale at Aston Martin Works on 18 May 2013, which totaled a record total of over £10 million (more than $15 million), with every lot sold.
The DB4GT was auctioned for an impressive amount of £3,249,500 (a little over $4.9 million) - the highest ever price paid for an Aston Martin at auction.
However, this is not a regular DB4GT: it is nicknamed "The Jet" and was the last DB4GT to be built. The model is a one-off edition and has been designed by the Italian design house Bertone. The model was unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show.
This unique DB4GT won a total of 12 awards, including first in class at Pebble Beach and the Hurlingham Club, and best in show at Villa d’Este.
Click past the jump to read more about the Aston Martin DB4GT.
Aston Martin DB4GT
Aston Martin unveiled the DB4 in 1958 and the GT version arrived in September, 1959. When compared to the standard DB4, the GT version received enclosed headlights and a thinner aluminium skin for lighter weight.
The DB4GT delivered a total of 302 horsepower and was capable to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 151 mph.
A total of 75 DB4GT units were built, with 19 of them being modified by Zagato and one by Bertone and called "The Jet."