Aston Martin DB4 GT Jet (Bertone) (1961)
The highest number DB4 GT chassis (0201L) was dispatched to the famous Italian coachbuilder, Bertone shortly before Christmas, 1960. And within a few short weeks, a fabulous notchback coupe body, reminiscent of Bertone bodied Ferraris, was added. At that time, the car, finished in light green with contrasting grey interior, was exhibited at the 1961 Geneva Salon. The “Jet” as it was known was principally the work of Giorgetto Giugiaro and was also shown at the Turin show in the same year. Unusually for an Aston, the Jet has a body not of aluminium, but of steel which makes it slightly heavier than the standard cars. You may wish to contrast this car with the only other Aston Martin designed by Giugiaro, the twenty-twenty, unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Salon, exactly forty years after the Jet.