The Aston Martin DB4 heralded the start of the roaring sixties. Produced between 1958 and 1963, it was the ultimate grand tourer. It combined high speed and long-distance driving, performance and luxury. With a top speed of 140 mph and 0 – 60 in 9.0 seconds, it was one of the fastest four-seaters in the world. The sensational light-weight body was made of aluminium panels mounted on a cage of small diameter tubes, with windscreen and rear window attached directly to the square section steel frame, ultimately allowing outstanding all-round visibility. Under the long hood, the new 3.7 litre, 240 hp straight-six engine was made of hiduminium, a high-tensile aluminium alloy originally developed by Rolls-Royce for aircraft. At DB4’s launch, at the Paris Salon in October 1958, Marcel Blondeau, Aston Martin’s main French dealer, is reported to have said, with tears in his eyes “This is not a car, it is a folly, but I can sell as many as you can supply.”
By the time production ended in June 1963, Aston Martin had built 1,204 DB4, the most ever for the same model, setting the foundation for Aston Martin’s performance cars for years to come.
The ReverMasterPiece Aston Martin DB4 GT is inspired by the rare DB4 GT version, produced in a small series of 75 examples between 1959 and 1963. Similar in appearance, it had no rear seats, was 5 inches shorter, 190 pounds lighter and almost 70 hp more powerful. The result? Top speed of 152.5 mph and 0 – 60 in 6.4 seconds, making it the fastest road legal production car at the time. From the moment that the first DB4GT left the Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell, it began a career of both road and racing successes with Stirling Moss winning on its debut at Silverstone in 1959.
The ReverMasterPiece Aston Martin DB4 GT captures in precious metal the excitement and spirit of the iconic motorsport giant of the Sixties. Created in hallmarked sterling silver with the same blend of traditional craftsmanship and cutting edge technology of the original, it carefully preserves the details that made the GT version stand out from the production DB4, including the distinctive enclosed headlights and the twin, quick-release, Monza competition fuel fillers over the rear wings.
“Producing a Rever Masterpiece” says RÊVER’s director, Ariel Tivon “can take anything from four to six weeks, even months if intended to have moving parts. No item comes from an assembly line. Nothing is rushed. People want perfection, and perfection takes time – though we will take out all stops to meet target deadlines. Every MasterPiece goes through several processes, from creating the mockup to forming and engraving the silver. Then it has to be immersed into a rhodium tank to ensure long lasting lustre and resistance to scratches. Rhodium is the most expensive metal of the platinum family, currently retailing at over 10,000 dollars per ounce. While everything is done in the UK, the processes are carried out in several different location depending on the bespoke crafts and the production tools required at every stage. “
The ReverMasterPiece Aston Martin DB4 GT is displayed on a double tier high-gloss lacquer black plinth and presented in an exquisitely finished wood case, handmade by English master boxmakers. The box is completed with the external Aston Martin logo and the internal sterling silver plaque engraved with the model name.
RÊVER can also create complementing jewellery and accessories. Whether you are a ReverMasterPiece buyer or you simply love beauty for yourself or for personal or business sharing, RÊVER can give you the perfect accompaniment to complete your ReverMasterPiece – and your dreams.
RÊVER is a shared vision of Ariel Tivon, 2nd generation of a family-run business established in 1963 specialising in design & creation of fine gem-set jewellery, and Gil Holt, 3rd generation of a family-run business specialising in silversmithing and then luxury goods since 1915.
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