1961 Aston Martin DB4GT
• One of 75 DB4/GTs
• One of only 30 left-hand-drive examples
• Originally owned by Georges Filipinetti
• Successful competition history
• Professionally restored to original specifications
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Full DescriptionSteel Wings is proud to present DB4GT/0154/L. Completed in June 1961, this exceptional example of one of the most limited production Aston Martins was delivered to Swiss-born racing magnate Georges Filipinetti, whose privateer racing team Scuderia Filipinetti employed some of the era's greatest drivers including Jim Clark, Phil Hill, Masten Gregory, and Jo Siffert between 1962 and 1973. It is unclear if 0154/L saw competition under Filipinetti's ownership, but in February of 1962 the car was sold on to Dr. G.E. Reichen who successfully campaigned the car in numerous hillclimbs. Evidence of Reichen's enthusiast spirit includes a documented incident wherein the car was crashed during the Rallye de Genève in 1965. The shunt necessitated the replacement of the front-end body work, provided by Aston Martin, and the car was repainted blue at that time.
Reichen remained the owner of 0154/L until 2010 when it was sold to a German buyer who had the car fully restored and returned to its original Goodwood green color in 2012. 0154/L was then sold to an American buyer in 2016 and the car has remained in the US since that time.
The DB4GT is a true dual purpose road-going and racing GT. Examples were campaigned extensively and successfully by many famous drivers of the day. A total of only 75 were built, only 30 of which were left hand drive, as is 0154/L.
DB4GTs are lightweight, high performance gentleman racers. Assembled by skilled craftsmen at the Newport Pagnell factory alongside the standard DB4, the GT was built on a shortened chassis with a 93" wheelbase. The cars featured numerous performance upgrades including a twin-plug cylinder head with dual distributors, triple Weber carburetors, faired-in covered headlights, and Borrani wire wheels. A 36-gallon aluminum fuel tank with dual fillers was fitted low in the boot to maintain a low center of gravity.
This is a no excuses yet user-friendly, dual-purpose machine that provides an outstanding driving experience. Equally at home on the concours lawn or hammering around the track at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, 0154/L offers the owner entrée into nearly any event. Eligible for Pebble Beach, Villa d'Este, Goodwood, the Copperstate 1000, Colorado Grand and California Mille, 0154/L ticks every box.
This is an uncommonly rare opportunity for the discerning collector to assume the caretaking of an exceptional piece of automotive competition history.
Also included with the car are several competition plaques awarded to 0154/L in period.
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