DP 212, the first of the Project cars, pictured here in the AMOC marquee at Coys Festival 1995, featured an aerodynamic body on a lightweight DB4GT platform. The engine was a Weber equipped DB4GT unit stretched to the 4 litre limit of the Le Mans regulations.
Project Car DP212
After the victory at Le Mans in 1959 and the World Sportscar Championship in the same year, Aston Martin pulled out of racing. Privateers in DB4GT's and Zagatos were left to fly the flag. But after encouragement from dealers who wanted to sell cars with racing connections, the factory created a special 4 litre prototype GT based on the DB4GT and called DP212, for the 1962 Le Mans 24 hour race. Although exceedingly quick, especially in the hands of Graham Hill and Richie Ginther, problems took the car out in the 6th hour.