DB4 Works Prototype DP2155
DB4 Works Prototype DP2155

DB4 Works Prototype DP2155

(1959 / 1990)

Initially you may think that this is just ‘another’ DB4 GT! Not so. In 1990, the factory decided that it might be a good idea to purchase and restore a DB4 in order to test out new ideas that could be incorporated into customers cars. UAW 707, an early DB4 in poor condition (chassis number DB4/207/R) was given the designation - DP2155, then the car was extensively modified by Works Service. UAW 707 has become probably, the most developed DB4 in existence.

DB4 Works Prototype DP2155

Modifications performed by Works Service, Newport Pagnell include –

  • Chassis shortened by 5 inches to DB4 GT specification
  • Six point removable roll cage fitted
  • Prototype independent rear suspension
  • Engine enlarged to 4.7 litres, twin plug DB4 GT head, (351 bhp @ 6000 rpm with 334 lb/ft of torque @3500 rpm)
  • 5 speed ZF gearbox
  • Enlarged brakes with 13 inch front discs with Brembo callipers

The car was entered into the AML/Brooks Auction in May 2000 and sold for an astonishing £161,000 including buyers premium – a figure in excess of what one might have expected for a DB4GT at that time.

DP2155 was again sold at Bonhams AM Works auction in May 2010, for the sum of £485,500