Vehicles | September 1, 2016 5:00 am

Trio of Rare Aston Martin DB4’s to Hit the Block in London

Aston Martin Auction
(RM Sotheby's/Tim Scott Fluid Images)

We here at RealClearLife headquarters are James Bond fanatics, so anything related to that film franchise gets our complete and undivided attention.

Take RM Sotheby’s upcoming automobile auction on Sept. 7 in London, for example. It features a trifecta of vintage low-mileage Aston Martin DB4’s—the model that paved the way for Bond’s classic DB5, made famous in 1964’s Goldfinger—including the ultra-rare 1960 DB4GT. Made in limited runs from 1959 to 1963, the DB4GT was first introduced at the ’59 London Motor Show and is slightly shorter, lighter, and packs a bigger punch on the road than the normal DB4. Alone, it has a pre-auction estimate of $2.9 million to $3.3 million.

The other two DB4’s include a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible, one of just 70 built ($1.2 million to $1.4 million), and a 1960 DB4 Series II Coupé ($630,000–$690,000).

To browse all the lots for the upcoming London auction, click here.

Aston Martin Auction
1960 Aston Martin DB4GT (RM Sotheby’s/Tim Scott Fluid Images)
Aston Martin Auction
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible (RM Sotheby’s/Tim Scott)
Aston Martin Auction
1960 DB4 Series II Coupé (RM Sotheby’s/Tim Scott)