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1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone Jet auctioned for $4.9 million

Published by on May 29, 2013 in News Leave a comment

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A beautiful 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone Jet was recently sold at an auction for £3,249,500 (that around $4.9 million, give or take, depending on the exchange rate). The auction was organized by British auction house Bonhams in London, known for auctioning rare cars that often go above $1 million.

As for the recently sold DB4, the car was built on the last DB4 chassis and it was given to famous designer Giurgetto Giugiaro in order for him to create a special Gran Turismo version that was exhibited at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. Giugaro made a set of changes to the standard DB4, like shortening the wheelbase and making the car 200-lbs lighter. Power output was also increased from 240-hp on the standard model to 302-hp at 6,000 rpm, thanks to three Weber carburetors. The car was able to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 6.1 seconds and reached a top speed of 152 mph.

But one of car’s most impressive features is that, even though we’re talking about a car built in the ’60s, it had disc brakes on all four wheels, which made it the first car in the world to accelerate from 0 to 100 mph and then brake to a full stop in less than 20 seconds.

Source: Bonhams [via Hemmings]

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