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HHI Concours d’Elegance: A 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT James Bond would Crave

Posted in Aston Martin, Auto Show by will bee | November 6th, 2007 | Leave a Reply |

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This years Concours d’Elegance on Hilton Head Island brought in a lot of fantastic classics and antiques that were all Concours show Quality, but one car among them was not meant to be sitting still. This 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT/0130/L was meant to race and with its exquisite lines she looks eager to get started. Owner J. Roberto Quiroz brought this car all the way from The Woodlands, Texas and was awarded for his efforts with a Best of Class award and the praise of those in attendance. However, the DB4GT’s true calling is in the race…or for the pursuit a la 007.

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Within days of leaving the showroom new this 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT won its class at the Bonneville National speed trials with a two way average of 134.4 mph. Later the grey racer won the inaugural New England Tour 1000 atop Mt. Equinox. The DB4GT was built specifically for speed as it possessed a 5″ shorter chassis from its sibling the DB4 and weighs in at a paltry 2798 lbs thanks to its alloy and magnesium body. Although I would be curious if that weight was measured when the DB4GT’s 37 gallon fuel tank was full or empty?


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