A beautiful 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone Jet was sold at a recent Bonhams auction for the hefty sum of 3,249,500 GBP (4,928,697 USD).
The car was built from the last DB4 GT chassis and was given to young designer Giorgetto Giugiaro to create a Gran Turismo variant for the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. Numerous modifications were made compared to the standard model, such as a five-inch shortened wheelbase and lighter body which shaved off about 91 kg (200 lbs).
Its inline six-cylinder, twin-cam 3.7-liter engine produces 302 bhp (225 kW) at 6,000 rpm thanks to three Weber carburetors, significantly more than the standard 240 bhp (179 kW) output. 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) takes 6.1 seconds before an impressive top speed of 153 mph (246 km/h).
It has Girling four-wheel disc brakes which allowed the DB4 GT Bertone Jet to become the first car in the world to perform a 0-100 mph-0 in less than 20 seconds.
Extensive details about the car can be found in the second page of the press release.