Amelia Island 2014 – 1939 Aston Martin 15/98 ans DB4 SuperLeggera
Before we dive into this incredibly delicate but very powerful 15/98 shortie roadster — here is a selfie of your humble scribe with a touchably-smooth (caressably-soft?) 1960 DB4.
Smooth, but definitely not soft. This DB4 wears the cherished SuperLeggera badge — indicating its body was made of aluminum-alloy versus steel.Aston-Martin worked with Milan’s Carrozzeria Touring on a number of projects in this era.
Estimated weight saving with alloy? 250-pounds or more. This DB4 sold for $462,000 by RM Auctions on March 8th, 2014.
Adding $150,000 to that total takes us 20 years further back into history: to the 1939 15/98.
Quite magnificent, if not in my indoor photos after adding more white light than most see on the way to heaven.