It has the style, the pedigree, the noise and the power
It is my view that car design peaked in the 1960s, a time when engines sounded raw and pure and interiors mostly featured leather, metal and chrome – they were stylish times.
One of the best looking cars of that time frame is unquestionably the Aston Martin DB4, a car that was not only supremely sexy to stare at but also fast and accompanied by a delightful straight-six bellow wherever it went.
You can still run one today as aside from the lack of power steering it feels relatively modern and is easy enough to drive.
Should you want more from it, you can upgrade it like Mr. Ivanhoe who runs a vintage collector car sale business. One of his favorite cars (one he doesn’t plan on selling) is an uprated 1960 Aston DB4 Series II whose engine he’s had bored out from 3.7- to 4.2-liter and it also features improved suspension, brakes and tires to go with it.
Pushing about 300 crank horsepower, it completely won over Matt Farah of TheSmokingTire who also seems to be a fan of these 1960s Astons. Check out his drive of the car in the video below.