inTHE ASTON MARTIN DB4GT
By Stephen Archer & Richard A. Candee
The Chassis Edition £1750.00 Order
The Standard Edition £750.00 Order
If Aston Martin is defined by its Grand Touring cars – high-speed, long-distance vehicles which are also highly capable on the race track – then the DB4GT is arguably the most significant car to live up to that definition in the marque’s 103-year history.
It is the epitome of the GT car. Comfortable for two, it has few frills and a level of luxury that any gentleman driver would desire for everyday driving. Yet, it’s also capable of heart-stopping performance and superb handling on racetracks around the world.
The DB4GT not only symbolises the heyday of the road and race GT era, but also has an illustrious history with racing success in the hands of some of the true greats, such as Moss, Hill and Clark. Indeed, the DB4GT won its debut race in 1959.
The book examines in detail the history of every DB4GT manufactured, as well as design and development of the car, and tells of the brilliance of the craftsmen involved in producing it.
The Aston Martin DB4GT is 544 pages of exquisite design, comprising 850 photos and illustrations, and measuring 340 x 290mm / 13.4" x 11.4". The shipping weight of the standard work is 7 kg / 15.4 lbs.
The Standard Edition £750.00 Order a copy
Limited to just 300 copies, numbered 1 - 300. The book is beautifully bound in dark blue library buckram with two colour foil blocking on the front and spine and is presented in a slipcase encased in the same buckram with two colour foil blocking on the spine.
The Chassis Edition £1750.00 Order a copy
The edition comprises 102 copies, numbered by the vehicle chassis numbers – DP199 (the Prototype), and 0101 to 0201. It is bound in blue-grey soft leather with a white roundel onlaid in leather blocked with the chassis number in black. The book is presented in a beautiful solander box encased in dark blue and grey buckram with two-colour foil blocking, and an alimunium plaque engraved with the chassis number. A portfolio covered and lined in buckram is included, holding four signed, numbered limited edition prints by Jeremy Dickinson and Paul Smith.
To order a copy, kindly contact Palawan Press in London directly. Telephone is +44 (0)20 7371 3060
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Preliminary reviews are enthusiastic, e.g. in "Vantage" magazine, UK December issue.