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The hugely successful Aston Martin Continuation car programme, which started in 2017 with the DB4 GT Continuation, has set the standard for the creation of new-build heritage cars around the world.
With DB4 GT Continuation, DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and, soon, the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation models, Aston Martin is showing its class-leading expertise in this highly specialist field.
Now, the very first example of a modern Continuation car from the brand is coming to market at the place where it was built – Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire – as the inaugural Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation car is offered for sale.
Remarkable not only for its place in the brand’s modern history, this first DB4 GT Continuation model is also noteworthy in so far as it is being offered to the market with delivery miles only on the odometer.
This Snow Shadow Grey sports car is adorned with a hand-painted triple stripe (black, white, black) and comes complete with all the usual racing accoutrements associated with a DB4 GT Continuation car.
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With coachwork designed by famed Italian styling house Touring, of Milan, and featuring the famous superleggera tubular steel construction, the DB4 GT was launched in 1959 and was immediately celebrated as one of the rarest and most revered of all Aston Martins.
Shorter, lighter, sleeker and with a more powerful version of the legendary 3.7-litre straight-six engine, not only was the DB4 GT Britain’s fastest passenger sports car, it was a born winner, scoring a debut race victory at Silverstone in the hands of Sir Stirling Moss. A total of 75 DB4 GT’s were built between 1959 and 1963. Of these only eight were lightweight models, most of which survive today.