The latest title from Porter Press takes readers behind the scenes at Aston Martin to witness the resurrection of the DB4 G.T., one of the most desirable cars ever made. Aston Martin DB4GT Continuation – History in the Making by James Page is due out this month in the UK with sales in the US shortly thereafter with a cover price of $60usd.
When the Aston Martin announced in early 2017 that it would build 25 Continuation examples of this model, first made from 1959 to 1963, author James Page was granted exclusive access to key people involved in the project and to the Aston Martin Works factory where the cars took shape.
The result of this privileged insight is the complete story of the DB4 G.T. Continuation cars, their technical authenticity and their historical significance – explaining why the cars sold for £1.5m apiece. The author tells how exacting attention to detail ensured absolute authenticity and how the DB4 G.T. was raced in period by such great names as Stirling Moss and Jim Clark. One the most beautiful of all Aston Martins, the DB4 G.T. was also one of the greatest cars from a marque with motorsport in its DNA.
Philip has a short interview with James Page, author of Aston Martin DB4 G.T. Continuation – History in the making and tells us more about his working background, all the things he is working on with Porter Press and what he does to relax!
Some highlights of the new book to look forward to include the full story of the DB4 G.T. Continuation project, from green light to completed cars, in-depth interviews with key people, describing the challenges that had to be overcome to restart production, how the team at Aston Martin Works tackled each section of the car, from engine and gearbox to bodywork and trim, a comprehensive analysis of the DB4 G.T., including its racing history during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the full story of Aston Martin’s famous works in Newport Pagnell, from Salmons coachbuilders and Tickford to the present day.
The author, James Page, is former Editor of Classic & Sports Car magazine. He continues to contribute to this title, as well as journals such as Octane and Autosport, as a freelance motoring writer. In 2017 James co-authored a book in the Porter Press ‘Great Cars’ series about the Jaguar E-type Lightweight of Peter Lumsden and Peter Sargent – Jaguar Lightweight E-type: The autobiography of 49 FXN.
We hope to have a full review of Aston Martin DB4GT Continuation – History in the Making for you in the near future.