Aston Martin DB4GT

Chassis No. DB4/GT/133/L

1959

Ordered new by Mr. William B. Reardon, Pennsylvania, New York. Mr Reardon ordered the car specifically to race at the 12 hours of Sebring, Bahamas Speedweek, Bridgehampton Grand Prix, Watkins Glenn, Lime Rock and Thomson, Connecticut racing events in the 1960 and 1961 season. The Car was specifically prepared as a race car for these events. It was initially delivered with the latest “Zagato” specification engine and drive-train improvements for racing.

1961

Prior to the 12 hr Sebring the car was prepared and detailed correspondences in the form of original build sheets, FIA homologation papers, factory invoices are between John Wyer, head of Aston Martin’s racing programme, Rex Woodgate as chief mechanic, Mr Reardon as owner, Bob Grossman, Calo Borrani and drivers, Innes Ireland and Duncan Black.

1962

After a factory rebuild and upgrade by Aston Martin in Newport Pagnell the car was raced by Mr Reardon at Watkins Glennn and Bridgehampton. From 1963 until 1966, Mr Reardon

1967

Mr Reardon sold the car in 1967 to David W. King of Pittsburg, PA.

1972

The car was purchased by J. W. Bonnie, Wellsburg, VA. During this entire time, the car was meticulously serviced by Rex Woodgate who had been taking care of the car since its delivery to Mr Reardon.

1974

The car was sold to Rex Woodgate. Mr Woodgate did a complete overhaul of the car and began historic racing events with great success.

1975

Over the next twenty years he set countless records eventually recording some 40,000 plus miles both on the road and on the track in the States and Europe. In 2002, this car was purchased by its fifth owner, the well known automobile collector, Mr William Bauce. Mr Bauce then commissioned R.S Williams Ltd to complete a full “frame-off, no expense-spared” restoration. The only caveat being not to alter the completely original and unmolested interior.

2004

This car completed a two-year restoration. It is likely to be one of the single most original and well documented Factory Aston Martin DB4GTs in existence. Bought by current owner Tom Alexander.

2007

A complete race rebuild including roll cage, seat, harness, fire system, fuel cell, battery cut off switch, etc. by Aston Engineering/22GT Racing. Competed at Le Mans Legends with drivers Tom Alexander and Michael Bentwood. Finished 7th in class P40 overall.

2008

Classic Le Mans with drivers Tom Alexander and Adrian Willmott. Goodwood Revival with drivers Tom Alexander and Tiff Needell. P16 over all.

2009

Le Mans Legends with T. Alexander and A. Willmott 4th in class P7 overall. Also competed at Silverstone Classic. Goodwood Revival with A. Willmott and T. Needell P9 overall.

2010

Goodwood Revival with T. Alexander and Christian Horner P19 overall, 1st Aston Martin.

2011

Le Mans Legends with T. Alexander and A. Willmott, 1st in class, P10 overall. 1st Aston Martin

Goodwood revival 2011 with drivers Tom Alexander and Christian Horner. P23

2012

Le Mans Classic with drivers Tom Alexander and Adrian Willmott

Silverstone Classic

Goodwood Revival with drivers Tom Alexander and Andy Wallace. P18

2013

Lemans Legends with drivers Tom Alexander and Adrian Willmott, 1st in class, p11 overall, 1st Aston Martin.

Silverstone Classic

Aston Martin Centenary meeting at Brands Hatch

2014

Goodwood 72nd members meeting; Moss Trophy P4. Tom Alexander & Adrian Willmott.

Leman Classic – Qualified 2nd, had engine failure during night practice.

Goodwood Revival with Tom Alexander and Adrian Willmott, finnished 20th.

2015

Goodwood Members Meeting- Graham Hill Trophy- Qualified 19th, Finished P17

Le Mans Legends

Goodwood Revival- RAC TT- Qualified 22nd, Finished P18

2016

Goodwood Members Meeting

Le Mans Classic- Qualified 3rd, Race 1 – P3, Race 2-P4, Race 3- Running in P2 until gearbox failure 4 laps from the end. Classified 27th.

Goodwood Revival -Kinrara Trophy- Qualified 2nd, Finished P9

 

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