Classic Car Catalogue

Aston Martin 1963 

Great Britain

DB 4 – discontinued
 DB 4 / DB 4 Drophead Coupé
 DB 4 GT
 DB 4 Vantage GT – new model
DB 5 – new model


DB4 saloon and convertible continued during the year with a number of changes including a higher wing line, increased rear passenger headroom, a larger boot, GT type facia and detail engine modifications. A DB4 Vantage GT saloon was also introduced during the year.

The DB4 gave way to the DB5 before the London Show. Increased 4-litre engine with triple SUs gives 282 b.h.p. at 5,500 r.p.m., or 314 b.h.p. at 5,570 r.p.m. in G.T. form. As an alternative to the David Brown 4-speed gearbox one can order the ZF 5-speed unit. The DB5 is one of the first British cars to fit an alternator in place of the dynamo.


DB 4

DB 4 Vantage


DB 4 Vantage



DB 5

DB 5 Convertible

Nieseryjny DB 5 estate zbudowany przez Radforda.


DP 214   3750 cc      
DP 215   3996 cc      
  24h Le Mans 15-16.06-1963 Entrant: Results: Index:
    chassis     gen. class perf. eff.
7 DP 214 0194/R Kimberly/Schlesser David Brown fail. - - -
8 DP 214 0195/R Ireland/McLaren David Brown fail. - - -
18 DP 215 1 Hill/Bianchi David Brown fail. - - -
19 DP 214 0193/R Kerguen/Dewes J. Kerguem fail. - - -




R.A.C. T.T. Goodwood.
A spirited performance by Inner Ireland in the works Aston Martin did not make up for the inferior road-holding of the Feltham car and seventh place was the result. The Scrutineers banned the use of wide section tyres on both Aston Martins and the resultant 4-inch loss in track contributed to the three spins incurred by Ireland.

Aston Martin DP 214 (DB4 GTZ), chassis #0195/R, engine: 3.750 cc. (Innes Ireland / Bruce McLaren), David Brown / Aston Martin Lagonda at 24h Le Mans.


Aston Martin DP 215, chassis #DP215/1, engine: 3.996 cc. (Jean Kerguen / Jacques Dewes), private entry by Jean Kerguem; 24h Le Mans.

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, chassis #0193/R, engine: 3.750 cc. (Jean Kerguen / Jacques Dewes), private entry by Jean Kerguem; 24h Le Mans.