VotW: 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Road Review

You can never have too much of a good thing, and Aston Martins are certainly a good thing. Our friends at Take to the Road recently produced an excellent video review of a 1959 Aston Martin DB4, and we are featuring that review here as our Video of the Week. Make sure to check out their site for additional pictures and other great articles.

We are going to quote from the Take to the Road review:

Off all the British automotive brands that have come and gone, there is one that is guaranteed to stir the emotions. And that is Aston Martin. It is a name that evokes style, luxury and speed. And of course a certain fictional spy. The Aston Martin DB4 was never a Bond car but its design laid the foundations for the legendary DB5. It is an image that I found I couldn’t shake (no Bond pun intended) as I drove the DB4. This made it all the more special.

So all in all this 1959 Aston Martin DB4 was a solid driver. A stylish classic that you could use daily and not have to worry about its exterior. This car is far from pristine and is not a concours show car. Instead, it is a DB4 that could be used and improved over time. It felt very honest and the upgraded engine made it a pleasure to drive. And while the Aston Martin DB4 was never used by James Bond on the big screen, there is nothing wrong with pretending you are James Bond as you blast along, the straight six playing its tune. It is a drive I will not be forgetting in a hurry!

This 1959 Aston Martin DB4 is being sold at Historics at Brooklands Auctions on 23rd September 2017 and carries an estimate of between £265,000 – £295,000.

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The 4.2ltr Vantage unit is an impressive sight under the bonnet. – via Take to the Road

Note: This video an note courtesy of Take to the Road.

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.