The 1962 Aston Martin DB4 continued the legacy of the previous DB4 models that were introduced in 1958. While it maintained the classic Italian-designed body and powerful six-cylinder engine, it also came with some new additions and updates for that year.
One of the most significant changes in the 1962 DB4 was the option to choose a new five-speed manual gearbox that offered a closer ratio spread than the previous four-speed manual. This transmission upgrade improved the car’s acceleration and overall responsiveness.
Under the hood, the 1962 DB4 had a 3.7-liter DOHC straight-six engine that produced 240 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. The car could be paired with either the new five-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter lockup feature.
Inside the car, the DB4 had luxurious leather upholstery, electric windows, and a steering wheel with a wood-rimmed design. It also included some advanced features for that time, such as a tachometer, oil temperature gauge, and an optional radio.