Monday, 20 August 2018

EX-PETER SELLERS ‘THE WRONG ARM OF THE LAW’ ASTON MARTIN DB4GT JOINS CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE LINE-UP

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EX-PETER SELLERS ‘THE WRONG ARM OF THE LAW’ ASTON MARTIN DB4GT JOINS CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE LINE-UP


  • An Aston Martin DB4GT once owned by Peter Sellers, and star of The Wrong Arm of the Law, will join celebrations at this year’s Concours of Elegance

  • The rare Aston Martin – just one-of-three DB4GTs with occasional rear seats – took part in the film’s chase scene, pursued by a Wolseley 6/90 police car

  • The special DB4GT joins a host of other Aston Martin DB4 models in celebration of the model’s 60th anniversary

  • The rarest and most astonishing cars in the world will line-up for the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace from 31 August-2 September

The latest star car to join the Concours of Elegance 2018 has been revealed: an ex-Peter Sellers Aston Martin DB4GT with a starring role in 1963’s The Wrong Arm of the Law.The rare and iconic car will join 60th Anniversary celebrations for the Aston Martin DB4 at the Concours of Elegance, alongside perhaps the most astonishing collection of cars ever gathered in the UK.
This particular Aston Martin DB4GT, known by the registration number 41 DPX, was delivered to Brooklands dealer Ken Rudd on 1 March 1961. A ‘Type 2’ DB4GT, this car has the aluminium bezels surrounding the headlights, a single air scoop for the oil cooler and two brake scoops. Additionally, the build sheet on file notes that the DB4GT was originally ordered with two occasional rear seats – making it just one of three examples to be fitted as such.

Less than a year after being delivered to Rudd, the car featured in the Peter Sellers short film, “The Wrong Arm of the Law”. A comedy crime caper revolving around a gang of criminals who impersonate a policeman, the DB4GT provided an excellent getaway vehicle for the thieves. Most famously, the DB4GT led a high-speed chase through Uxbridge Moor, followed by the iconic Wolseley 6/90 police car. Post-filming, Peter Sellers himself took ownership of the car.
This rare and historic car will form part of a line-up of Aston Martin DB4s, celebrating the model’s 60th anniversary. The DB4 feature is a new addition this year, alongside a Future Classics line-up celebrating the rarest and most astonishing cars of the past few years, and Harry’s Garage ‘Fastest Four-Doors’ celebration.
As ever, though, the main attraction of the Concours of Elegance is the collection of sixty or so vehicles that gather from all over the world to compete in the Main Concours. Telling the complete story of the motor car from start to finish, the line-up includes a 1903 Panhard et Levassor 15hp, a 1931 Bugatti Type 54, a unique 1954 Jaguar XK120 Pininfarina, race-winning 1969 Porsche 917K and the 1998 Mercedes CLK LM.
Tickets to the Concours of Elegance are on sale now, available from www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets
Aston Martin DB4GT

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